Nature

Stepping into the future - following the Hope Spots trail

Mary Stevens30 Nov 2021

An update on how this Lancaster project brings together technology and community to highlight alternative futures

Why we need to get better at sharing knowledge and expertise

Mary Stevens22 Nov 2021

Mary Stevens reflects on why tapping the experience of activists and experts can be so challenging and how to make connections easier.

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.

50,000 trees – the lasting legacy of Dongria Khond

Joanna Watson02 Aug 2021

We remember an inspiring activist who saw the connection between flood risk, tree planting and climate change – and acted on it.

Mapping land to unlock our local food growing potential

14 Jul 2021

How our woodland mapping tool has been adapted to identify land for food.

From landowner to land steward – how companies can use data to enhance nature

Joanna Watson18 Mar 2021

We talk to digital activist and tech entrepreneur Jaya Chakrabarti about connecting business to communities to regenerate nature.

Finding hope in the green belt

Mark Thurstain03 Nov 2020

Mark Thurstain of Geofutures explains how they partnered with Friends of the Earth to plot the locations of potential Hope Spots in Bath and Bristol’s green belt

Mapping the Hope Spots Focusing on the opportunity of a wildly different green belt

29 Oct 2020

How to identify Hope Spots around Bristol using data adapted to reflect natural regeneration or social amenity.

How a new mapping tool identifies potential for doubling tree cover

Joanna Watson16 Sep 2020

How a ground breaking mapping tool empowers activists to talk to landowners about creating new tree cover.

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?

Together we can transform the green belt

Ben Moss, land steward and activist01 Jun 2020

Ben Moss describes his vision for rewilding the green belt for people and nature.

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.

Future Forest Fund: how to grow a better future

Joanna Watson31 Jan 2020

How an investment product for young people could unlock finance for woodland creation

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?

Community rewilding incubator

Danny Gross21 Nov 2019

How a community-led rewilding incubator could engage people in land management decisions as a beacon for other areas.