2ndFebruary 2023

Young people help to create wildflower areas in North Lanarkshire parks

02.02.23|Categories: Places|Tags: , , , , , |

Local authorities are becoming much more savvy managing their parks and greenspaces. This post in Scottish pollinators A shift in emphasis (26 January 2023) describes how North Lanarkshire Council has created a series of trial wildflower areas within high profile public parks. Another smart Lanarkshire move has been to encourage the [...]

25thJanuary 2023

Everyone’s a winner

25.01.23|Categories: Places|Tags: , , , , , |

This post in Scottish Pollinators (19 January 2023) reports on Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Its Your Neighbourhood’winning projects, where communities are supporting biodiversity and engaging and educating local people. Yorkhill Greenspaces in Glasgow retained their Pollinator Friendly prize. Calling on the support of more than 100 volunteers, and 90 pupils from [...]

10thJanuary 2023

Nature Contact is not Connection

10.01.23|Categories: Research|Tags: , , |

In this blog post on Finding Nature (January 5, 2023) Professor Miles Richardson reviews the crucial difference between nature contact and nature connectedness. This includes the latest systematic review of physical and psychological nature connection. Miles points out that ‘psychological nature connection ….captures the human-nature relationship that is the root [...]

30thNovember 2022

What’s stopping the widescale use of nature-based solutions in our towns and cities?

30.11.22|Categories: Places|Tags: , , , , , , |

This blog post from the Scottish Wildlife Trust explores why nature-based solutions are not being used more to help our towns and cities mitigate and adapt to climate change. A link is provided to the full repprt (November 2022). This ties in with the nature-based knowledge which need to be [...]

17thNovember 2022

Nature-based play: fostering connections for children’s wellbeing and climate resilience

17.11.22|Categories: Places, Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

This Nature-based Play publication (Candiracci, Sara et al, 2022) explores the important relationship between play, nature and climate resilience, considering the perspectives of leading urban development, early childhood, play and nature-based solutions experts. This is followed by case studies from cities around the world that demonstrate how local governments, business and [...]

23rdAugust 2022

Eco-Schools Training Sessions 2022-2023 Sessions for educators PLUS new sessions for pupils!

23.08.22|Categories: Training|Tags: , , |

Eco-schools are offering: Interactive online sessions to support Eco-Coordinators to deliver Eco-Schools in their context, plus new training sessions directed at pupils to support their Eco-Schools experience. For pupils, there are sessions introducing Eco-Schools, how to carry out your Environmental Review and Action Plan and Eco-Committee Meet & Greet sessions [...]