Eco events in August 2018

Are you considering heading out and about, or looking for ideas and inspiration for events and projects to take part in over the next few weeks? Here’s our monthly roundup of eco-themed events, large and small, local, national, and global, taking place in August 2018. Don’t forget to let us know how you marked a … More Eco events in August 2018

The robotic future of farming

For a long time farming has been a wasteful, polluting necessity. We’ve needed to grow crops, but the technology available has led to an unsustainable level of environmental damage. Small Robot Company aims to change this. They’re developing a trio of farmbots that could revolutionise the way in which technology is used in food production. Their robots are so … More The robotic future of farming

‘Carnabee Street’ is a hive of activity

Carnaby Street has been renamed and transformed into a pollinators paradise for Defra’s third annual Bees’ Needs Week. From Monday 9 until Friday 13th July you can pay a visit to ‘Carnabee Street’ and discover what can and is being done to help our pollinators. This year Defra has partnered with Carnaby London, the leading West End shopping … More ‘Carnabee Street’ is a hive of activity

The Journey

don’t give up with every step your destination grows nearer I’ve spent a few mornings at the meadow recently, photographing the flowers and the insects and the birds. And anything else that catches my eye! I found this little creature particularly fascinating to watch. It was very determined to reach the edge of the daisy. … More The Journey

Eco events in July 2018

Are you considering heading out and about, or looking for ideas and inspiration for events and projects to take part in over the next few weeks? Here’s our monthly roundup of eco-themed events, large and small, local, national, and global, taking place in July 2018. Don’t forget to let us know how you marked a … More Eco events in July 2018

Join the #WaveOfSupport for the UK’s oceans

The seas around the English coast contain many diverse habitats that support a range of marine life, but the impact of human industry has steadily been encroaching. With waters over-fished and plastics found throughout, to ensure these habitats continue to exist in years to come, they need to be protected. The UK government have recently … More Join the #WaveOfSupport for the UK’s oceans

Reasons to be positive about the future of wind power

Renewable energy is the cleanest, safest means of powering our modern, energy-hungry world. As today is Global Wind Day, here are some reasons to be positive about the future of wind power. The amount of energy being produced by wind power is increasing. 2017 was a particularly good year for wind energy. In the UK, … More Reasons to be positive about the future of wind power

The brothers creating butterfly-friendly habitats

Butterflies are beautiful creatures. Whether they’re brightly coloured or plain, it’s always a pleasure to watch them flit between flowers or bask in the summer sun, their delicate wings alight. But the UK’s butterflies are in need of heroes. With many of their habitats paved over or turned into agricultural land, the past forty years … More The brothers creating butterfly-friendly habitats

Help #BeatPlasticPollution this World Environment Day

World Environment Day 2018 is just days away. The UN flagship day for promoting worldwide awareness and action for the environment is on June 5 2018, and this year, the theme is “Beat Plastic Pollution”. The theme invites everyone to consider how we can makes changes in our everyday lives to reduce the heavy burden of … More Help #BeatPlasticPollution this World Environment Day

Eco events in June 2018

Are you considering heading out and about, or looking for ideas and inspiration for events and projects to take part in over the next few weeks? Here’s our monthly roundup of eco-themed events, large and small, local, national, and global, taking place in June 2018. Don’t forget to let us know how you marked a day. … More Eco events in June 2018

EU takes action on plastic

The European Commission has announced that it is to take steps to tackle plastic pollution by introducing new laws to reduce throwaway single-use plastics. The proposal sets out a number of measures designed to prevent and reduce the negative impact that disposable plastic items have on the environment, particularly on marine habitats, where there harmful … More EU takes action on plastic

Residents put an end to litter filled streets

Nobody wants to see their streets filled with litter. Not only does it look unsightly, it can also damage local economies as less people wish to visit for shopping and leisure activities, and it can encourage further antisocial behaviour. A group of residents in Wilmslow, Cheshire, have taken it upon themselves to make sure this doesn’t … More Residents put an end to litter filled streets

Bees protected as EU bans neonicotinoid pesticides

A near-total ban on the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on crops in Europe has been introduced following a vote in the European Commission. From 2019 onwards, almost all outdoor uses of the chemicals will no longer be permitted. The proposed ban gained a large majority backing from the twenty eight EU member states when it was put … More Bees protected as EU bans neonicotinoid pesticides

Serenity

captive sunlight beams from within delicate spheres as ephemeral as purest serenity suspended in careless precision upon a blade’s edge It’s been a while since I posted anything more than a wordless photograph on my blog, so I thought it was about time I shared something a little longer. I decided a poem and a … More Serenity

Eco events in May 2018

Are you considering heading out and about, or looking for ideas and inspiration for events and projects to take part in over the next few weeks? Here’s a our monthly roundup of eco-themed events, large and small, local, national and global, taking place in May 2018. Don’t forget to let us know how you marked … More Eco events in May 2018

Discover Wildpoldsried – Germany’s renewable village

In Bavaria, Germany, there’s a village that produces five times more energy than it consumes. With rooftops covered in solar panels, an installation of wind turbines, and a range of other eco-friendly projects, Wildpoldsried is leading the way in renewable energy. Its successful sustainability strategy has provided a model for other German municipalities, as well … More Discover Wildpoldsried – Germany’s renewable village