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Mike Innerdale

Shaping an inclusive and sustainable future for people and nature

Last year the National Trust celebrated its 125th birthday. United by a common belief that nature, beauty and history are for everyone, the 3 founders set up the charity so that natural and historic places could be protected for future generations. Today these same challenges feel as relevant today as they were to Victorian society. This talk will explore how the Trust is recovering from the current pandemic, by putting in place key actions to respond to the climate emergency, from accelerating natures recover to changing how the organisation operates and inspires its members to take action. It will also explore how the Trust is leading work to make its own and other green spaces accessible to all, a key aspect of the nation’s health and wellbeing and tackling broader inequalities that have been exposed over the past year.