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Series of events organized by the VHS on the current biodiversity crisis

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Climate Councilor Eva Schobesberger with Norbert Rainer (Managing Director of the Climate Alliance Upper Austria), Rainer Rathmayr (Head of the Nature Department of the Adult Education Center Linz) and Gudrun Fuss (Natural History Station) at a small animal habitat in the Danube Garden in Urfahr.
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In March, the Volkshochschule Linz (VHS) organized awareness-raising measures on climate protection, climate change adaptation and the biodiversity crisis in close coordination with the climate alliance. “Land use, agricultural use and also the design of urban spaces have an impact on biological diversity. Cities therefore have a responsibility to maintain and promote biodiversity,” says City Councilor Eva Schobesberger (Greens). At the same time, intact urban nature makes a significant contribution to mitigating the harmful effects of climate change, especially increasing heat.

Lecture series as a zoom meeting

Specifically, a series of lectures is planned from March to June on the topic of biodiversity with a focus on urban nature using the example of Linz. The topics range from the 6th mass extinction to agricultural production and the diversity of food. There are also excursions to special “islands of biodiversity” in Linz. A highlight of the series is the “Galápagos” cabaret evening with Beni Wagner in the Knowledge Tower. The lectures in the series will take place as zoom meetings, will be recorded and will be available to interested parties in the future on the homepage of the Adult Education Center Linz.

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All information can be found at vhs.linz.at

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