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Author: Aoife Glass

A message to our members in this difficult time

Dear Members, I’m reaching out to you at this extremely difficult and uncertain time in all our lives, not just on a national level, but global too. I understand you must be feeling worried and fearful of how things will turn out but I want you to know that R&S is here to support you […]

6 ways to help wildlife in spring

Spring is a wonderful, magical time of year. Green shoots suddenly spring from bare earth. Buds appear on barren trees. The quiet air is quickly filled with the trilling of birds, and it all appears to come from nowhere.  In truth, nature was just hiding out of sight, waiting for the cold winter months to […]

Great garden birdwatch

Every year, the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) organises the Great Garden Birdwatch. It’s the perfect opportunity to get to know the birds that visit your garden, park, balcony or school grounds, and you’ll be helping scientists find out more about birds in the UK too. UPDATE! The results from the 2019 […]

Featured activity: Where does your food come from?

This activity is one of our Iceworld Activities, and is about looking at the food we eat and where it comes from – AKA food miles.    The further food travels to get from where it’s grown to our dinner plate, the more energy had gone into moving it – which means more CO2 pumped into […]

Eco-friendly New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the start of a new year, and there’s no time like now to make a few changes in your life that will help animals, people and the planet. The key to making resolutions you can keep is to pick a few and make them achievable. Small, incremental goals are more likely to stick, and […]

Low-waste eco-friendly gifts

Whether you’re looking for gifts for Christmas, eco-friendly birthday presents or just something for the environmentally-minded people in your life, have a look at our list of suggestions.  While getting presents is nice, it’s also true that we consume a lot and there’s so much that we get that we don’t really need or use. […]

Christmas gifts that help people and the planet

This Christmas, choose gifts that make a real difference to people and the planet. It’s lovely to give and receive gifts, and it’s exciting to see a bundle of gifts under the tree. But it’s also a time when there can be a lot of waste. Plastic stocking fillers and excess items that we don’t […]

10 tips for a no-plastic Christmas

We all know that plastic in the environment is a huge problem. We’re all working hard to cut down on single use plastic in everyday life, but it can get extra hard at Christmas. There’s just so much of it about! Packaging from Christmas food, plastic film around Christmas gifts and toys, decorations made of […]

Get your garden winter wildlife ready!

Cold weather, icy temperatures, lots of rain (and maybe snow), bare trees and frozen ground – winter can be a hard time for animals. Luckily, there are some simple things you can do to help wildlife survive and thrive through the winter months so they can emerge full of life in the spring! 1. Leave […]

Make your bonfire night better for the environment!

Crisp air, bright stars, sparkling lights, flashes of colour and crashing booms. Bonfire Night can be a brilliantly fun evening. While we love it, there are a few things you can do to ensure your bonfire night celebrations aren’t damaging to wildlife or the environment. 1. Check your bonfire for hedgehogs At this time of […]