Great British Beach Clean 2014 report

Great British Beach Clean 2014 report

A whole lot of rubbish was picked up and cleared from the beaches around the UK during the Great British Beach Clean (GBBC) 2014. Literally (or should that be litter-ally?) thousands of volunteers cleaned and surveyed over 300 UK beaches. In fact, 5349 volunteers took part in 2014, and since 1994 over 5 million bits of litter […]

Love + Action

Love + Action

Do you care about nature and our environment? Of course you do. That’s why so many of us have pets at home, feel good when we are outside, and zoos and aquariums attract over 700 million visits worldwide every year. We simply love biodiversity and have a strong connection with the natural world. Pair this love with […]

Give a potato: the first month of growth for “Chit (1).”

Give a potato: the first month of growth for “Chit (1).”

Hello. Meet “Chit (1)”. This is our first potato that we started growing as part of our Give a potato project. One month in and our potato is preparing itself to be planted outside within the next few weeks. A “chit” is a shoot or sprout. “Chit (1)” is a potato from a bag we bought last month from the […]

About tree planting in the UK

About tree planting in the UK

This winter (2014/2015), we set ourselves a simple brief: find out about efforts being taken to plant trees in the UK, and share details about how an individual can plant trees in the UK for free. 1 million trees to be planted before the end of March 2015. In England ‘The Big Tree Plant’ is a national scheme to encourage […]

Meat and the environment

Meat and the environment

You might have heard meat is bad for the environment, but why is eating meat having such a serious impact on the world? Well, the reasons and impacts are numerous and differ between farming methods used and the type of meat produced, but here are a few of the general impacts meat has on the […]

Why clean the beach?

Why clean the beach?

As well as turtles eating plastic bags which resemble their natural food of jellyfish, many birds consume plastic, and an estimated 1 million animals die every year because of plastic pollution, or marine debris (Images: take3.org.au). No matter where you are in the world, you will not be far from plastic. Our disposable lifestyle of throwing […]

Take 3 For the Sea song lyrics

Take 3 For the Sea song lyrics

Inspired by Take 3, the clean beach initiative from Australia, we’ve written and produced this popular song about looking after our beaches and oceans. We’re asking people to Learn it. Sing it. Share it. Watch the renditions here and submit your own!   Every time that you’re down the beach There is something I would like […]

Why conserve otters?

Why conserve otters?

Following on from the international otter conservation congress in August 2014, this is our first page dedicated to answering the question of “why conserve?” We begin with the 13 species of otters. Nathan, Why Conserve, UK: “We need water to survive. Therefore, conserving the otter and its habitat is critical to our survival. “Otter poo naturally fertilises trees […]

IUCN International Otter Congress 2014

IUCN International Otter Congress 2014

Nicknamed “the Marvellous City” and famous for its Carnaval celebration and statue of Christ the Redeemer, Rio de Janeiro in August 2014 hosted the 12th triennial meeting of reportedly one of the strongest specialist groups of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission (SSC). Attended by more than 60 environmental […]

Top 5 on Twitter since our first Tweet

Top 5 on Twitter since our first Tweet

Since we started on Twitter three weeks ago, here are the Top 5 tweets which people most viewed, shared and added to their favourites. 1. A great poster by Shinji Pons, entitled ‘No Excuses’ via .@Dothegreenthing dothegreenthing.com/posters/no-exc… pic.twitter.com/Jn3tvTDiHd (above) 131 views // 1 favourite // 4 link visits // 2 Retweets 2. .@GreenDealShop “If we don’t take care […]