Category: Plants, Environment & Nature

Getting involved with nature is a great way to deal with eco-anxiety

An article in the British Medical Journal this week warns that levels of eco-anxiety are on the rise, particularly among children and young people, and “are likely to be significant and potentially damaging to individuals and society”. Meanwhile, another recent report warns of the… Continue Reading “Getting involved with nature is a great way to deal with eco-anxiety”

The Wombles are mobilised to support the government’s green campaign ahead of COP26

The Wombles are back! The Wombles — environmental champions living on (well, under) Wimbledon Common — were a staple of 1970s popular culture, not just as a successful stop-motion animation series but also as a pop group, with several top-10 singles to their name.… Continue Reading “The Wombles are mobilised to support the government’s green campaign ahead of COP26”

Agency and empowerment will help counter fatalism and climate anxiety

The morning rush hour commute was even more stressful than normal for thousands of motorists on Monday when climate change campaigners blocked five junctions of the M25. “They’re doing this,” said a protest group member on BBC Radio 5 Live, “because they’re desperate for… Continue Reading “Agency and empowerment will help counter fatalism and climate anxiety”

A gateway for children to a world of awe and wonder

A gateway to a world of awe and wonder

Join the campaign to plant a tree for the Queen’s Jubilee

An important new report shows that at least 30% of the world’s wild tree species are threatened with extinction, posing a risk of wider ecosystem collapse. Almost 500 species are on the very edge of extinction, the report warns, each with fewer than 50… Continue Reading “Join the campaign to plant a tree for the Queen’s Jubilee”

A new book makes the case for children learning to love nature

Learning to love nature

Practical ideas for families wanting to do their bit for the environment

As the world continues to digest last week’s report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and its stark warnings of potential global catastrophe, we are all — from international bodies and sovereign governments right down to local communities and individual households — considering… Continue Reading “Practical ideas for families wanting to do their bit for the environment”

Pressure mounts on world leaders to take decisive long-term action on climate change

Climate change is back in the headlines — not that it is ever far away. Ahead of a major report by the United Nations’ climate change researchers, the UK government minister Alok Sharma said at the weekend that the world is “dangerously close” to… Continue Reading “Pressure mounts on world leaders to take decisive long-term action on climate change”

Immersing children in nature from a young age is a massive win-win

Immersing children in nature

Junior climate scientists are helping to make a difference

Junior Climate Scientists