Regenerative Building and Bioregional Synergies Between Forests and Urban Dwellings

 

February 24th, 2024

The Norfolk Library and Virtual

9 Greenwoods Rd E, Norfolk, CT 06058

 

By 2050, our species will add 2.5 billion new inhabitants to the planet’s cities. This massive global demographic trend will call for a construction boom of unprecedented scale, which will, in turn, correspond to a doubling of existing building stock, a tripling of current urban land area, a massive spike in atmospheric carbon concentrations, and a host of other less easily measured impacts to natural systems and landscapes. What if instead of depleting our planet’s forests, peatlands, and wetlands, the making of global buildings and cities could incentivize their restoration and enhance biodiversity?

Join Alan Orchanschi, Principal and Partner at Gray Organschi Architecture and Senior Critic at the Yale School of Architecture, as he poses the answer to this forecasted issue and discusses a way forward. 

This event will have a virtual option to join the talk. An email will follow registration with the Zoom link.

 

 

Leave it to Beavers

 

March 9th, 2024

The Norfolk Library and Virtual

9 Greenwoods Rd E, Norfolk, CT 06058

 

 

 

 

 

DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist Ginny Apple will discuss Beaver’s as a keystone species, Beaver biology, behavior and history. Included in the talk will be the unique role of nature’s engineers in shaping North American landscapes as well as explain how Beaver ponds and wetlands can help us fight environmental problems from water pollution to erosion and climate change.

This event will have a virtual option to join the talk. An email will follow registration with the Zoom link.