Recognising Eco Activities in Norfolk!

Recognising Eco Activities in Norfolk!
We here at Wild Anglia have had the great pleasure of working with the Norwich City Council on a number of environmental outreach initiatives so far this year, and with all the whirl-wind of these activities now quietening we would like to take a quick look back! The One Planet Norwich weekend was a great initiative put together by Norwich City Council to engage the public in the environment and sustainable living - showcasing that we should treat the w

Sensing Nature – Celebrating the Sounds of the Woodland

Sensing Nature – Celebrating the Sounds of the Woodland
Norfolk and Suffolk are counties of diverse wildlife and landscape interest with large areas owned and managed by conservation groups. Much emphasis is put on the value of nature to our health and wellbeing, on the ecosystem services it provides and of its economic importance for tourism and business location. Activities on many reserves are geared up to encourage children and young people to be biodiversity aware, and provision is made for boardwalk acces

Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards 2017!

Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards 2017!
We are now ramping up to the Norwich and Norfolk Eco Awards 2017 to showcase all the excellent environmental work that is happening across Norfolk!  If you are or know a group or organisation that have outstanding projects and schemes with a strong ecological or environmentally-friendly ethos or which can show they adopt a sound eco approach to all their business then get entering the awards right here for free until Tuesday 14th February! Winners re

What the Circular Economy Might Mean for the Construction Industry

What the Circular Economy Might Mean for the Construction Industry
We live in a small highly developed island and so the built environment has a huge impact not only on where we live and work but also in how we travel around, how we communicate and even how our country’s economy is shaped. Buildings have evolved over centuries, indeed millennia, and in themselves use a large amount of our natural resources both when they are built and when they are occupied or used.  They also tend to be around for a long time and so, unl

Thought Piece, Natural Capital Evaluations

Thought Piece, Natural Capital Evaluations
A certain credit card has had an advertising campaign which has used the notion that there are certain things in life which we hold so dear that we cannot put a price on them. Currently there are areas of natural capital which fall into the same category: priceless. So how, then, can we begin to find a price tag which reflects accurately what the value is? In the UK, the Environment Agency’s National Environmental Assessment Services has the difficult t

Viridor and Plantlife – Looking to the Future

Viridor and Plantlife – Looking to the Future
Viridor is proud of its sustainability partner Plantlife, a conservation organisation looking after Britain’s wild flowers, plants and fungi. Plantlife have been speaking up for Britain’s wild flowers, plants and fungi for over 25 years. From the open space of their nature reserves to the corridors of government, Plantlife is there to raise the profile, to celebrate the beauty, and to protect the future of Britain’s countryside. “Nature can exist wit

Norwich Science Festival

Wild Anglia is very pleased to have been able to be part of the fantastic Norwich Science Festival last month (the first ever city wide science festival held in Norwich) and get involved with some great events engaging people and spurring conversations around pro-environmental behaviour and agricultural life, conservation and environmental sciences here in Norfolk and Suffolk! We held a special Wild Words debate in the heart of the city around how to

Wild Words with the Norwich Science Festival

Wild Words with the Norwich Science Festival
  Wild Words made a special appearance at the Norwich Science Festival last week to debate how to encourage pro-environmental behaviour. A great debate was held with Dr Tom Hargreaves and Dr Charlie Wilson from the University of East Anglia setting the scene about different thoughts and approaches for encouraging pro-environmental behaviours in society. Do we focus down on impacting individual actions of people to make small changes in their dai

The Naturalness of Being

The Naturalness of Being
  “Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life”          Hermann Hesse, Bäume. Betrachtungen und Gedichte   German born Swiss poet and Edwardian novelist Hermann Hesse wrote of nature with contemplative meditation, recognising its’ innate connection and timeless bon

Garden Cities and climate change

Garden Cities and climate change
Across the UK there is a shortage of housing, and it is increasingly understood that we need to plan and build new, large-scale developments, as well as renewing existing towns and villages. At the same time, many people worry that any new places built will be no more than soulless, unattractive dormitory suburbs. How can we prevent such outcomes? How can we ensure that new large-scale developments become socially and economically successful places – place