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.
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.