‘Choose to Refuse’ during Plastic Free July – Claire’s Journey

‘Choose to Refuse’ during Plastic Free July – Claire’s Journey
Did you know scientists estimate that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world's oceans? About half of all plastic produced is for single-use or disposable items such as packaging. This month is ‘Plastic Free July’, a global movement that dramatically reduces plastic use and improves recycling, worldwide. It began with a handful of participants in Australia in 2011 and has since grown to millions of participants across the world today, one

World Environment Day: Beat Plastic Pollution

World Environment Day: Beat Plastic Pollution
World Environment Day, an initiative by the United Nations Environment Programme, is a worldwide movement for encouraging awareness and this year the theme is combating plastic pollution... around the world, 1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute! The initiative is taking place on Tuesday 5th June and we are all encouraged to come together to combat one of the greatest environmental challenges of our time, whether you are an indiv

Celebrating Success at the Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards Ceremony

Celebrating Success at the Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards Ceremony
Richard Powell OBE, Chair of Wild Anglia, was delighted to be invited to return for the second year and to this time host the Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards 2017-18 ceremony, held at The Halls in Norwich. The awards, hosted jointly by Norwich City Council and Norfolk County Council, celebrate projects and schemes with a strong ecological or environmentally-friendly ethos, or groups and organisations which can show they adopt a sound eco approach to thei...

Strange Neighbours: Mapping Your Tree Tales

Strange Neighbours: Mapping Your Tree Tales
If you were to make a map of the trees in your area, what would it look like? Are there particular avenues, copses, clumps, and woods that stand out? What memories do you and your neighbours have of any local trees? Are there any associated with particular birds, seasons, flowers or fruit? Where are your conker trees, apple trees and chestnut trees? Do any have names or local histories: Gospel Oaks, Boundary Oaks, Kissing Trees or Wishing Trees? You might ...