Nature Volunteers: New resource matches volunteers with conservation projects across the UK

Nature Volunteers is matching those with an interest in giving nature a helping hand with local conservation projects across the UK. The website, which is led by Dr Anita Diaz from Bournemouth University, initially launched in summer 2018 with local projects in Bournemouth. It has since grown to include conservation projects such as beach clean-ups, plant and wildlife surveys, wetland restoration and kids wildlife activities … Continue reading Nature Volunteers: New resource matches volunteers with conservation projects across the UK

Craigvinean Forest: Scotland’s oldest managed forest shows what forest restoration can look like

Craigvinean Forest, one of Scotland’s oldest managed forests, is often cited as a timber plantation that “could help end deforestation” and an example of what forest restoration can look like. Created from larch seed planted by the Dukes of Atholl, some 27 million conifers were planted in and around Dunkeld between 1738 and 1830. The lower forest slopes are a mix of Scots pine and … Continue reading Craigvinean Forest: Scotland’s oldest managed forest shows what forest restoration can look like

Turtle Journey: Greenpeace team up with Wallace & Gromit creators for animated short highlighting threat to marine life

Turtle Journey – a new animated campaign from Greenpeace and the creators of Wallace & Gromit, Aardman – is highlighting the impact of pollution on ocean life while pushing for a new Global Ocean Treaty to protect oceans from overfishing and mining. The animated short film, which features the voices of The Crown actress Olivia Colman and Dame Helen Mirren, follows a family of turtles … Continue reading Turtle Journey: Greenpeace team up with Wallace & Gromit creators for animated short highlighting threat to marine life

7 Visualisations that demonstrate How we Humans are Destroying Earth — ecogreenlove

Unless we take notice of the developments and try to make amendments in our ways to lower our carbon footprint, the planet might look quite different soon. This infographic lists 7 visualizations that elaborate how we humans are destroying the planet. via 7 Visualisations that demonstrate How we Humans are Destroying Earth — ecogreenlove Continue reading 7 Visualisations that demonstrate How we Humans are Destroying Earth — ecogreenlove

National Trust to plant 20 million trees by 2030, creating more than 18,000 hectares of new woodland in the UK

The National Trust has announced it will plant 20 million new trees in the UK within 10 years, creating 18,000 hectares of new woodland, as part of the charity’s plan to step up the battle against climate change. In one of the UK’s biggest woodland expansion and tree planting projects, more than 18,000 hectares of woodland – an area equivalent to one and a half … Continue reading National Trust to plant 20 million trees by 2030, creating more than 18,000 hectares of new woodland in the UK

Kew Orchid Festival 2020 celebrates Indonesia’s wildlife and plant diversity

Kew’s 25th annual orchid festival, opening next month, will celebrate the wildlife and vibrant culture of Indonesia, which is home to some 5,000 species of orchid. Kew Orchid Festival 2020 will showcase Indonesia’s rich biodiversity through wonderful orchid displays which each represent a different aspect of Indonesian wildlife and culture. Indonesia has a vast and varied landscape that includes an archipelago of more than 17,504 … Continue reading Kew Orchid Festival 2020 celebrates Indonesia’s wildlife and plant diversity

Solar Mamas: Women solar engineers transforming East African villages

East African women are learning solar power engineering and taking the knowledge they acquire back to their villages to bring light in to homes and to gain sustainable employment. Barefoot College in Zanzibar choose marginalised rural women from villages across East Africa – where many homes are primarily powered by candles and paraffin lamps – to train at the college on how to install and … Continue reading Solar Mamas: Women solar engineers transforming East African villages

Nature projects across the UK awarded £7.4million from The National Lottery

Nature projects across the UK that support species on the verge of extinction have been awarded £7.4million from The National Lottery to assist with conservation efforts. Among those initiatives to benefit include the reintroduction of Scotland’s Highland Twinflower and other rare wild plants in to the ancient pine forests of Cairngorms National Park, spearheaded by Plantlife Scotland. Fragmentation of habitat has left the Highland Twinflower … Continue reading Nature projects across the UK awarded £7.4million from The National Lottery

Public bench heated by compost demonstrates waste as an alternative to fossil fuels for heating

London-based design studio Public Works has created a public bench heated by compost, to promote the use of waste as a viable alternative to fossil fuels for heating. Instead of burning garbage or fossil fuels, organic waste is used to provide energy for a heating system that warms a city bench in Oslo. The installation relies on the natural reaction of composting, which can generate … Continue reading Public bench heated by compost demonstrates waste as an alternative to fossil fuels for heating

Nature Unwrapped: Kings Place’s year-long series helping people to reconnect to nature through sound

The natural world is the subject of Kings Place’s year-long Nature Unwrapped series helping visitors to connect to nature through sound. Nature Unwrapped, which runs from 10 January to 9 December 2020, will explore the sounds of the biosphere, human’s interaction with nature, and reflect on the paths open to make change. More than 70 concerts will take place at Kings Place in London’s King’s Cross throughout 2020. … Continue reading Nature Unwrapped: Kings Place’s year-long series helping people to reconnect to nature through sound