John Evelyn: Britain’s First Environmentalist

John Evelyn: Britain’s First Environmentalist

This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 29th Oct 2020

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Air pollution, the usefulness of trees, ideas for a green belt are not concerns we associate with the 1600s. But John Evelyn, writer, diarist and gardener, was unusual. His thinking in Fumifugium (1661) about air quality, and Sylva (1664) about trees, seems astonishingly close to our own today. 

Evelyn’s preoccupation with apparently contemporary environmental problems, and his suggested solutions, are a remarkable legacy and one to be celebrated in 2020.


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2020-10-29 2020-10-29 Europe/London John Evelyn: Britain’s First Environmentalist Evelyn’s preoccupation with apparently contemporary environmental problems, and his suggested solutions, are a remarkable legacy and one to be celebrated in 2020. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2020/10/29/john-evelyn-britains-first-environmentalist-234204 ,,,

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