Member roundtables are a fantastic opportunity for you to connect in an informal virtual setting to share ideas, challenges and practical solutions with colleagues from across the ACTS network.
Each meeting will be limited to a small number of active participants, allowing everyone the opportunity to share experiences from their institution on the roundtable topic. Members can also register as listen-only participants (while still able to submit questions for discussion).
There is no expectation for institutions to be doing everything perfectly (in reference to the roundtable topic), rather this is an opportunity to connect with fellow members within the ACTS community who are addressing similar challenges, and taking advantage of similar opportunities! Whether you’re working on a specific projects, or a range of solutions, we’d love to hear from you!
About the topic
Our natural environment, ecosystems and biodiversity provide many services to us for free and we have a responsibility to current and future generations to preserve and improve the diversity of ecosystems, habitats and wildlife. UN SGD 15 – Life on Land – calls on us to promote sustainable use of our ecosystems and preserve biodiversity; not as a cause, but as key to our own survival.
Increasingly institutions are taking steps to improve their natural environments, ensuring that campuses become highly valuable resources for biodiversity and meaningful contributors to conservation efforts. At an institutional level, biodiversity can provide a campus with rich green spaces that can contribute to the health and wellbeing of its staff, students, stakeholders and suppliers, whilst supporting efforts to conserve important habitats and increase biodiversity through sensitive grounds management.