Young Rangers : Meadow Conservation
Faye McLean explains why she loves volunteering with YDNP
Whashton Parish : Local Leadership
The Whashton Parish Net Zero Carbon Footprint Project
Whashton Parish shows how a picturesque, rural hamlet can make a difference by taking action. It's Net Zero project has kicked off with two major components. Firstly, a survey has been undertaken to determine the current sources of energy used across the Parish. The Parish plans to review sustainable and renewable energy sources and to seek funding support to help residents if they wish to transfer to non-carbon energy. Secondly, a group of enthusiastic residents has formed the Whashton Wildlife Group (WWG) to monitor and grow the biodiversity of their lovely parish. To-date the WWG and the Parish Meeting Committee have together created two nature reserves, including the re-instatement of Bobby's Bank to how it looked when filmed for the original 'All Creatures Great and Small' TV series.
St Francis Xavier School, Taking on plastic, and winning!
Year 9 student Mathilde's eco team has unwrapped the power of constructive campaigning
‘I've been part of the St Francis Xavier (SFX) eco team for two years now. My favourite part of being in the eco team is all the experiences it brings to us such as when we went to the Guardian Newspaper after one of our members wrote a letter to them explaining how they could use potato starch bags instead of single use plastics bags to wrap their magazines in – and they did it!'