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Can our gardens survive without peat?

Published:  30 Mar 2022    |      4 minute read
The world's peatlands are a vital tool against the climate crisis. But a lack of action together with ulterior motives mean these precious habitats are still exploited. Find out why the UK government should protect peat (and why our gardens won't suffer without it).

The art of campaigning

Published:  27 Jul 2021    |      2 minute read
How do you capture the heart of an issue and inspire people to get involved? Fusing photography, poetry and shots of gorgeous landscape, local group Darlington Friends of the Earth show us how to marry campaigning with art.

Life after lockdown: how to make green space accessible to all

Published:  20 Apr 2021    |      Last updated:  29 Jun 2021    |      4 minute read
Access to nature is important to our physical and mental wellbeing. But the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted just how many people – particularly in urban areas – are robbed of important green space. Paul de Zylva explains how we can make our neighbourhoods cleaner, greener and healthier for all.

Importance of nature

Published:  23 Sep 2020    |      6 minute read     |        |    Paul de Zylva
Nature is essential to our lives – from the food on our plates to the clothes we wear, from medicines to mental health benefits.

Agroforestry: a win-win for the future of farming?

Published:  03 Jun 2020    |      6 minute read
If we’re going to tackle climate breakdown, we need more trees. A whopping 72% of UK land is currently used by farmers for food production, but combining trees with farming gives us the option to suck carbon out of the atmosphere, and make farming more profitable, productive, and sustainable. Campaigner Nick Rau explains.