Connection

What I think about when we think about impact

Christian Graham07 Jun 2022

Christian Graham reflects on some ideas for measuring the impact of our work

How local projects can inspire a stronger connection with nature

Joanna Watson25 May 2022

We list the nature-related projects that will be supported by Friends of the Earth’s Local Nature Innovation Fund.

Re-generation thinkers

Mary Stevens02 Mar 2022

How might we create a cohort of early career researchers to connect with activists and explore new thinking and test ideas?

What makes Tiny Forest Caerffili (Caerphilly) a beacon project?

Joanna Watson02 Feb 2022

Joanna Watson finds out what motivated an environmental group to plant a forest in a local park and what they learned along the way.

5 things green space deprivation means for disabled people

Joanna Watson31 Aug 2021

Mary Stevens explores the green space gap with Bristol Disability Equality Forum.

How CSE engaged local people in community energy project

Joanna Watson28 Jun 2021

Harriet Sansom from CSE talks frankly about her experience of running Powering Up, a community engagement project across 3 communities, what they learned through taking an experimental approach and why there are invaluable lessons for others with similar ambitions.

How do we create the conditions to drive transformation?

Mary Stevens29 Apr 2021

Mary Stevens reflects on how to facilitate radical change to meet the climate and nature crises.

Doing good with your money - where next for OwnIt?

25 Jan 2021

We’ve tested and flexed OwnIt to empower women to do good with their money. Where next for this exciting initiative?

How one car kickstarted a local green revolution

Joanna Watson17 Nov 2020

Christian Graham explains how one community-owned electric car kickstarted a local green revolution in his hometown in North Wales.

How might we use AI to address our biggest challenges?

Mary Stevens27 Oct 2020

Mary Stevens welcomes progress on linking AI, climate and community action and shows how it could help deliver practical environmental projects.

Local micro-nurseries - an answer to sourcing native trees

08 Jun 2020

How might micro-nurseries increase the supply of native trees, help build resilient urban forest and generate cash for locals?

The puzzle of land for trees: supporting communities to find the missing pieces

Mary Stevens03 Apr 2020

Mary Stevens shares our work in finding land for trees as a natural climate solution.

Batch cooking: how to share meals and child care

31 Jan 2020

How inter-generational batch cooking could tackle loneliness and help children eat better, healthier food.

From hot spots to hope spots. Bringing a wildly different green belt to life.

Mary Stevens15 Jan 2020

The climate crisis is motivating people to plant trees and make space for nature to recover. Can we use a local mapping tool to show them where to start?