Caged

someday
the time will come,
when freedom is possessed by
all, when understanding overcomes fear,
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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

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

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

Druridge Bay safe from opencast coal mining

Beautiful Druridge Bay in Northumberland has been saved from being turned into a massive opencast coal mine. After nearly two years of campaigning by concerned locals and environmental groups, the government has rejected the planning application, unprecedentedly citing climate change as the reason. The planning application was originally approved by Northumberland county council in 2016. … More Druridge Bay safe from opencast coal mining

Rare plant species protected as transport hub given green light

There has been success for conservators in Australia as a new transport hub in south-west Sydney is granted a green light under the condition that a rare plant species is protected. The Hibbertia fumana plant, a delicate shrub with yellow flowers, had last been documented in 1823 and was thought to now be extinct. This … More Rare plant species protected as transport hub given green light

Say ‘No!’ to plastic filled supermarkets (Petition)

Plastic waste is an environmental issue that cannot be ignored. According to US scientists, 8.3 million tons of plastic waste has been produced to date, with 79% of it ending up in landfill or the environment. We can all do our part to avoid using plastic, but it can be difficult when the aisles of supermarkets are … More Say ‘No!’ to plastic filled supermarkets (Petition)

UK government calls for charge on disposable coffee cups

MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee have recommended that the Government  introduce a 25p levy on disposable coffee cups. As with the plastic shopping bags charge, which has seen single use carrier bags sales drop by 83% since its introduction in 2015, it is hoped that a charge on coffee cups will reduce the amount … More UK government calls for charge on disposable coffee cups

The Orchard

look beyond the urban rush and glimpse a vanished world thriving amidst concrete and brick Tucked behind a gate on a busy road in the middle of the city of Lincoln (UK), lies an oasis of green amongst the urban sprawl. The place is well concealed, surrounded by buildings, but walk a short path and … More The Orchard