First of all a big thank you to all the amazing key workers out there who are keeping us well and fed!
During times of crisis, it’s natural to want to do you part to help. If you can volunteer, contact the Hive which is coordinating the community response to support vulnerable residents.
As lots of people are currently stuck at home, we thought we’d share some ideas on keeping up to date with campaigns, how you can lower your carbon footprint, help and learn about nature- all for free and from home! We’d love to hear your ideas. Please send them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll put them in our next newsletter.
PFOE ‘Streets for People’ Campaign – it would be great if Portsmouth streets were like this:
– ‘Five Years of Enjoy Waltham Forest’
– Green bus stop roofs in Utrecht
– Barcelona Superblocks – Change the grid, change your neighbourhood.
Plan a wildlife garden with the RSPB.
Create your own bee hotelwith aFOE kit.
Get started with organic growing
Create a garden pond with the HIWWT.
Create container plants with the HIWWT.
Start a Nature Exchange in your street – just put out any spare pots, seeds etc that you’ve got lying around and invite your neighbours to do the same.
Be a nature detective in your garden with these bee, beetle & butterfly worksheets from the HIWWT
Enjoy #BreakfastBirdwatch 8-9am every morning with the RSPB on Facebook & Twitter
Make the most of the food you have at the back of the cupboard or see how you can extend the shelf-life of your food with Love Food; Hate Waste.
Stop junk emails and lower your carbon footprint – learn more here.
Send an eco-friendly e greetings card.
Watch a livestream/ talk about the environment
The Self-Isolating Bird Club – daily livestreams with naturalist Chris Packham.
TED Talk – there are literally hundreds to choose from.
Earth Live sessions over the next few weeks hosted by Marine Conservation Society Ocean Ambassador Lizzie Daly.
Learn about the natural world with these online lessons.
Keep up to date with environmental issues – subscribe to the Greenpeace newsletter
Get your voice heard
Friends of the Earth is pausing its lobbying of government and councils to allow them the maximum space to respond to the pandemic and support our communities.