BAGS OF HOPE; HOW RECYCLING MATERIAL CAN MAKE FOR A BETTER WORLD 

An article by Anne Jenkins and Charlotte Nelderwood

 

Anne Jenkins and Charlotte Nelderwood have worked together helping families and children in a very impoverished area in the Busia District of Kenya since 2012 and together they run a charitable cause called the "Bags of Hope". In 2014 and 2016 Anne and Charlotte visited the families, children and schools they support. The Bags of Hope charitable cause, work with a Kenyan government registered community based organisation called  "The Ring of Hope" (reg number 202022).  

 

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THE FUTURE OF NATURAL HABITATS RELIES ON YOUNG MINDS TODAY

An article by Duncan Kenny

 

Showing individuals the foundations of skills and  learning through the development of a personal relationship with nature, is key to sustaining natural habitats for the future. Of course, it is essential to show young minds how to explore the great natural wild spaces we have, but that’s not enough! We need to take young minds into natural environments with the aim of sharing with them how to preserve and protect our delicate habitats. As a learner and an outdoorsman myself, I believe that the success of healthy sustained relationships with the outdoors is born from each individual developing a degree of ownership of it.

 

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THE PLASTIC PROBLEM: OCEANS ON THE BRINK

An article by Stuart Collier

 

We all use plastic, but just how much do we use? Alone, the UK uses over 5 million tonnes of plastic every year; this includes approximatley 15 million plastic bottles every day. Each year Europe recycles over 6 million tonnes of plastic. Despite the increased effort to recycle as much as possible, the convenience provided by plastic makes it unlikely that the problem will disappear anytime soon. It is estimated that approximately 70% of all plastic is used for 'single use' items including: plastic bottles, food packaging and drinking straws.

 

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