Sat 25 Mar 2023, – Sun 26 Mar 2023, Various
Nature is in crisis with half the world’s animals lost in the last 50 years. A 2018 global biomass study found that of all the mammals on the planet, livestock make up 60%, humans 36% and wild animals just a tiny 4%.
Nature isn’t just about amazing creatures like whales, elephants and gibbons – it also provides our food, over a billion jobs, and our sense of wellbeing. Nature is also vital to help stop climate change too with forests, wetlands, peatlands and oceans currently absorbing more than half of the CO2 that the world emits.
At last year’s Cambridge Festival, children told us very clearly that they wanted more room for nature. So this year, Cambridge Carbon Footprint are inviting families to ‘The Shrink Lab’ – a space filled with scientists and environmental leaders who will share practical ideas on how you and your family can shrink your impact on the planet so that other species may thrive.
As well as inspiring 1:1 tips and conversations, local artist Hilary Cox Condron will be inviting visitors to work alongside her to transform the lecture hall into a vision of a future that’s teeming with life.
Sat 25th March 10am – 4pm
Sun 26th March 12pm – 4pm
The Cockcroft Lecture Theatre.