Thursday March 5, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: UBC Botanical Garden, Reception Centre, 6804 SW Marine Drive
Co-hosted by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutionsand the UBC Botanical Garden we are thrilled to be celebrating the magical world of soils. Soils are teeming with life and diversity. They are essential to the healthy functioning of current and future communities. Yet, current rates of soil degradation threaten food security, forest ecosystems, rural livelihoods and climate change solutions. Considered a ‘silent ally’ in the fight against climate change, soils are so vital that the 68th UN General Assembly declared 2015 the International Year of Soils. This marks an important milestone for soil where governments big and small have committed to understanding how and why deforestation, expanding cities, pollution and overgrazing threaten one of Earth’s most critical natural resources (for more information click here).
Notes: Coffee, tea and light snacks will be served. Wine and refreshments will be available by donation. Advance registration required.