Lighting and Green Spaces – an Expert Panel Presentation on new research and challenges

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TODAY 2.30pm Prahan, Melbourne

Walk in St Kilda Rd & Environs presents Planet Ark National Tree Day Nature Care Event 2021:Lighting and Green Spaces – an Expert Panel Presentation on new research and challenges Sunday 27 June 2021, 2.30pm – 4.30pm Prahran Mechanics Institute 39 St Edmonds Rd, Prahran VIC 3181Planet Ark NTD nature care event: See video and information: and Book now! It’s free! Bookings: Presentations by: Sean W Cain, Associate Professor of Psychology, Monash University, who is an internationally recognised expert in circadian rhythms, and will present his latest research findings on the damaging effects of artificial light to health and why we may be drawn to overuse light. “Evening home lighting adversely impacts the circadian system and sleep”, “Afraid of the dark: Light acutely suppresses activity in the human amygdala” Greg Moore, Director of the National Trust of Australia (Vic.) Significant Tree Committee, formerly Director of Burnley College, who will consider the damaging impact on trees of paving and built environments in parklands and the effects of artificial lighting on tree health: ‘Public Green Spaces, Surfaces and Lighting’.Dr Barry Clark, whose background is in engineering, physics, applied optics and vision research and who is a member of the Astronomical Society of Victoria Inc. (ASV) and the Victorian Chapter of the International Dark-Sky Association. He will present ‘Outdoor lighting strategy needs to be based on facts, not myths’ and consider poor and objectionable lighting examples.Moderator: Bea McNicholas, Director, Walk in St Kilda Rd & EnvironsHear how you can help protect our environment for the future Learn how you can get involved in nature care, healthy practices and greening in your home and environs and make a difference to your health and well-being, to the local environment and to heritage places & parks. Walk in St Kilda Rd & Environs works to increase awareness of nature care and healthy environments; the importance of trees and green spaces and its positive impact on climate change and health; and advocates for these reasons for changes in policy and practice of artificial lighting. See You There!Join us for tea, coffee and biscuits following the presentation Receive our Planet Ark National Tree Day gifts for attendees: t-shirts, gardening gloves, bucket hats Covid safe conditions apply. Currently masks required.Bookings: