Largest native tree and wildflower nursery in the Lake District to be set-up

Plans to create the largest native tree and wildflower nursery in the Lake District and to plant 5,000 trees across the reserve by 2022 have been given the go-ahead. RSPB Haweswater will receive £249,900 from the UK government’s Green Recovery Challenge Fund grant to set-up the largest native tree and wildflower nursery in the Lake District, helping to restore upland habitats. The landowner, United Utilities has … Continue reading Largest native tree and wildflower nursery in the Lake District to be set-up

Former shopping centre in Nottingham reimagined as greenspace in new city vision

A former shopping centre in the city of Nottingham is being reimagined as a space for nature and people, signalling a new greener future for the city. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust wants the former Broadmarsh Shopping Centre returned to nature, visioning a natural urban oasis, which would become “Nottingham’s living breathing heartbeat” where people can connect with nature and escape the stresses of modern life without … Continue reading Former shopping centre in Nottingham reimagined as greenspace in new city vision

Tree planting in Scotland receives a boost as drinks companies set out to reduce their carbon footprint by planting 1 million trees each

Tree planting in Scotland is to receive a massive boost with drinks company Diageo and craft brewer BrewDog set to plant one million trees each to reduce their carbon footprint. Diageo, which owns the Johnnie Walker Scotch whisky brand, this week announced that it will join forces with its partners across Scotland to plant one million trees to create biodiverse-rich, sustainable woodland that are havens for … Continue reading Tree planting in Scotland receives a boost as drinks companies set out to reduce their carbon footprint by planting 1 million trees each

Forest of Hope: Tourism New Zealand campaign turns “a negative into a positive” by inviting people to plant trees

Tourism New Zealand has partnered with Trees That Count to invite people to plant a tree in the Forest of Hope – a new forest of native trees that will represent hope and regrowth for the new year ahead, and to help tackle climate change. As the first country to ring in the New Year, New Zealand is hoping to inspire some positivity for 2021 with … Continue reading Forest of Hope: Tourism New Zealand campaign turns “a negative into a positive” by inviting people to plant trees

Southern Mexico farmers learn sustainable farming practices to raise crops and cattle without damaging their forest home

Small-scale dairy farmers in southern Mexico are relearning the traditional farming methods of their indigenous ancestors in efforts to protect woodland and biodiversity. With the help of the the BioPaSOS project, around 2,000 farmers and their families in Chiapas, Campeche and Jalisco are learning to to raise crops and cattle without damaging their forest home. Learning to be guardians of their forest means that cattle, crops and … Continue reading Southern Mexico farmers learn sustainable farming practices to raise crops and cattle without damaging their forest home

Soil is Alive! [Visual + Video] — ecogreenlove

World Soil Day (WSD), 5 December is the United Nations Observance that celebrates healthy soils for a food-secure future. This years’ campaign “Keep soil alive, Protect soil biodiversity” urges us to focus our attention on the workers belowground – from tiny bacteria to agile millipedes and slimy earthworms – all of which contribute to processes that are indispensable to life on Earth. Soil is Alive! [Visual … Continue reading Soil is Alive! [Visual + Video] — ecogreenlove

Twelve Trees that Defined my Lockdown – Part 2 — The Street Tree

In the first post, I wrote about how my lockdown urban nature rambles turned into my new book, London Tree Walks: Arboreal Ambles Through the Green Metropolis. Lockdown allowed me to really get to know parts of the city near where I live in north London, and as the rules eased, I ventured further afield, mostly on two wheels, and occasionally on public transport, allowing … Continue reading Twelve Trees that Defined my Lockdown – Part 2 — The Street Tree

New Zealand family gift Remarkables land to the nation to ensure its biodiversity is preserved

A New Zealand family is gifting more than 2,000 acres of land, by the edge of Lake Wakatipu, to the nation of New Zealand to see it and its biodiversity preserved. The land, at the foot of the Remarkables range, will now be open to the public starting in 2022 after being officially handed over to the Queen Elizabeth II National Trust (QEII). Dick and … Continue reading New Zealand family gift Remarkables land to the nation to ensure its biodiversity is preserved

Three Hagges Woodmeadow: UK biodiversity hotspot highlights how woodmeadows can help reverse wildlife decline

A pioneering 25-acre nature recovery project near York, on a site which was effectively biodiversity-free only a few years ago, is now soaring with more than 1,000 species of invertebrate including a wide variety of ladybirds and beetles. Created by the Woodmeadow Trust in 2012 on a former barley field, findings at the charity’s Three Hagges Woodmeadow offers hope of rapidly tackling declines in nature by … Continue reading Three Hagges Woodmeadow: UK biodiversity hotspot highlights how woodmeadows can help reverse wildlife decline

WaterBear: New streaming platform dedicated to the future of the planet launches

WaterBear, the first interactive streaming platform dedicated to the future of the planet, has launched. The platform, which officially launched yesterday [1 December 2020] featuring a nine minute video conversation with Prince Harry, is a new free, interactive video-on-demand platform dedicated to supporting life on earth. WaterBear showcases award-winning documentaries, inspirational original content and live streaming – facilitating awareness, education and action. It aims to … Continue reading WaterBear: New streaming platform dedicated to the future of the planet launches