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Sustainability skills underpin long-term economic success

The global economy is facing a perfect storm of rising population, scarcity of vital resources, volatile prices of essential materials and resources such as energy, degradation of ecosystems and biodiversity, and the effects of climate change. These significant global and UK trends mean that environment and sustainability need to be integrated into decision making at…

By Wild Anglia April 12, 2016 Off

Pollinator Awareness Week

This week is Pollinator Awareness Week. It is easy to take the work of our natural pollintors for granted but without them our countryside, gardens, allotments and orchards would be very different and less productive places. In Britain, honeybees, bumblebees, solitary bees, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies and moths all contribute to pollination of flowering crops. Incredibly, one…

By Stuart Rickards July 13, 2015 Off

Looking Forward to Pollinator Awareness Week

  Next week is Pollinator Awareness Week.   Pollinators are vital to our societies. Honeybees, bumblebees, solitary bees, hoverflies, beetles, butterflies and moths all provide pollination services for us and usually at no financial cost to us. Next week we will be making the case for our pollinators and the natural environment that supports them.…

By Stuart Rickards July 10, 2015 Off