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Andrew Berry

Forest Manager, Bernheim Forest in Louisville

What does a Forest Manager Do?

PRESENTED ON DEC 07, 2011
IN LOUISVILLE @ VOL 6

Andrew Berry talks about his role as a forest manager for Bernheim Forest. He also speaks about the mission to educate the public on the importance of the forest.

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Do We Have What It Will Take?

BY PETER HAYES
@ VOL 15 ON FEB 12, 2015

Balancing what is good environmentally and economically is not always easy. Speaker Peter Hays discusses his family's multigenerational logging business. Touching on topics of reconciliation, regrowth, and the interdependence of the natural and the developed, he explains how change is necessary in order for survival to be possible.

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What do you fab?

BY SONOKA SAGARA
@ PECHAKUCHA NIGHT SPECIAL @ AUTODESK POP-UP ON NOV 08, 2015

“What do you fab?” is the most important theme of FabCafe.
It’s a magical word for anyone to be a creator!
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The story of the biggest urban forest in the world: Floresta da Tijuca

BY JULIA TADDEI
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

Do you know where is the biggest urban forest in the world? It's in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil! The backyard of the house where Julia Taddei grew up is part of this forest, called Floresta da Tijuca.

Julia tells you more about the relationship between the "Cariocas", the inhabitants of Rio de Janeiro, with the forest, and the fact that it is not a native forest but rather the result of a major reforestation project undertaken around 150 years ago.

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SDGs? CBD? LT&C? - And what have penguins got to do with this?

BY PETER PROKOSCH
@ VOL 7 ON MAR 31, 2016

What future do we want? What are our Sustainable Development Goals? How can everybody do good for the future of the world? What is the best recipe to safeguard all the dierent creatures of the world? And what do penguins have to do with this? Peter Prokosch, Founder and Chairman of Linking Tourism & Conservation, is here to enlighten us.

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Innovative Conservation Policies: Lessons from the Sacred Groves in India

BY NRUPAJA BHIDE
@ POLICY SOLUTIONS TO CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGES ON APR 19, 2017

Sacred groves are an ancient tradition in India in which a part of the forest is offered to the local deities and protected from all human intervention. This kind of social fencing has been successful in conserving innumerable forest patches in India in pristine condition. In this presentation, Nrupaja Bhide highlights the role of local communities in conservation and the influence that informal institutions have in policy making. 

The topic is about sacred groves in India,about how these community-protected forests have thrived for so many years and how such conservation measures can be imitated in other places. 

Nrupaja chose this topic because she has been visiting a sacred grove near her city since childhood and have seen the toll that fading religious beliefs and the increasing pressure of development have taken on this beautiful forest. It is imperative that more and more people understand the important role that culture plays in determining how sustainable a community is, and to protect such practices in this fast changing world. 

She would like to showcase these rare treasures that can be found in India but also highlight the importance of individual and community level action, especially for conservation, and also to help us tackle other issues related to climate change. 

 

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Forestry: Sustainable Innovation

BY ANN NORMAND
@ VOL 28 ON JUN 01, 2017

"If you or anybody you know is interested in a sustainable, innovative sector, you might want to take a look deeper into the woods."

Work Wild's Anne Normand explores the careful management and innovation currently maintaining balance between humanity's resource needs and the needs of a healthy forest. Dive into some of the technology and products, from bio-fuels to plastics to building materials, that are pushing forestry to the forefront of sustainable industries. 

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Does money make you mean?

BY PAUL SMEETS
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 30, 2018

What do you think, does money make you mean? Paul Smeets, Associate Professor in Finance at Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, investigated the influence of money on prosocial behaviour over the last few years. 

Traditionally finance researchers have only focused on how to behave
to earn more money. Paul flipped this question around and asked: Does having more money influence your behaviour?

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Public Space, What Would You Do?

BY ERIC RASCH
@ VOL 12 ON JUL 27, 2018

Eric Rasch is the building manager of the Silver Spring Civic Building. As such, he's often faced with questions around space and community. In this presentation, he shares the challenges and opoprtunties that he faces every day.

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The Secret Soul of the Forest

BY BRENDAN HANRAHAN
@ VOL 13 ON SEP 21, 2018

Do plants have souls? What does it mean to have a soul? Brendan Hanrahan lays out criteria for determining whether something has a soul and looks into whether plants fit that criteria.