That’s not my badger!
Feb23

That’s not my badger!

My background is in environmental education and this is a subject that I think is more important than ever right now. As a race we have become so bogged down in the daily running of our lives that we form a bubble around ourselves that appears to limit our vision of the wider world. I am guilty of this too, sometimes. You can forget that there is so much beauty and wonder in the world if you only stop to take a moment. As children,...

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Wildlife affected by pollution at Stover
Feb08

Wildlife affected by pollution at Stover

Trees are being cut down at Stover Country Park to help improve the water quality at the Nature Reserve. Over the years, water run-off from the A38 and Drumbridges roundabout has carried pollution from traffic, such as oil and metal residue from vehicle brakes, into the lake at the Country Park. This, along with other factors, has contributed to the poor water quality of the lake and reduced the diversity of wildlife in the park, says...

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Future of bioluminescence
Feb08

Future of bioluminescence

The mighty power of plants is incredible and awe-inspiring. Saplings force their way up through stones and tree roots cause pavements to erupt. Some seeds can remain dormant for years before magically coming to life and producing wonderous flowers and leaves. The snowdrops, crocuses and early daffodils brave the still freezing temperatures to remind us that there is new life to be found in the dark grey winter months. Plants have been...

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It’s expensive to shop green
Jan26

It’s expensive to shop green

Since the airing of Blue Planet II there has been much talk and debate about the extent of our use of plastic. Theresa May has given the token politician’s speech about abolishing all ‘avoidable’ plastic waste by 2042, a move that has drawn criticism from environmental groups for lacking detail and having too long a timescale. She has spoken about supermarkets having ‘plastic free’ aisles which, if was brought into reality, would be a...

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DO SOMETHING, SO SOMETHING GETS DONE
Dec29

DO SOMETHING, SO SOMETHING GETS DONE

So we’ve reached the end of another year. I hope you all had a joyous Christmas and made sure you kept your waste to a minimum!  It’s hard, I know, but remember, every small action has a consequence and as a friend of mine always says, “Whenever you do something, something gets done”.  So in light of this I thought it would be a good time to write about a few things that make our global community shine; about those people who ‘do...

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Deadline Day for Steward Wood Community
Dec01

Deadline Day for Steward Wood Community

Today, Saturday 2nd December is the deadline day for the Steward Wood Community who live on their own land in the woods near Moretonhampstead. The enforcement notice to evict the community issued by the Dartmoor National Park Authority (DPNA) now comes into action. Daniel Thomas-Mills, one of the founders of the community said: “We have been down-sizing, a number of people have left and some others are planning to leave.” The...

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