Environmental volunteers, I salute you

For the last few months, I’ve been in the privileged position of having a long-term volunteer position become funded. As Networks Coordinator for the National Federation of Parks and Green Spaces, I’ve been helping to organise a series of community empowerment conferences across the regions of England. At the mid-way point, the conferences have proved to be popular and successful, showcasing the work of…

Stamina and new ideas

Campaigning for change needs stamina and perseverance. For a long time, it can feel like being an annoying mosquito, whining away in the dark, keeping the target troubled enough to not ignore you. Decades ago, environmental scientists began to describe the waste, destruction, loss and damage we are inflicting on our home. The latest IPPC report describes clearly the dangers, economically, socially and environmentally,…