Positive Conservation News - April 2019

April 30, 2019

April is the kindest month. April gets you out of your head and out working in the garden.
- Marty Rubin 
This month brought with it more conservation success and optimism, and reminded us that there are many inspiring people working tirelessly to protect our environment and the species that depend on it. April saw a record breaking breeding season for a flightless bird, massive protesting catching the attention of politicians, the restoration of a lost river and much more.

Gardening for Wildlife: Part 1

April 26, 2019

The garden suggests there might be a place where we can meet nature halfway.
- Michael Pollan

Gardens can be extremely important places for all kinds of wildlife, especially as they are increasingly under pressure in the natural environment. Making a wildlife friendly garden can be one of the easiest ways to help out our native species, and can start with just a few simple actions like buying plants and flowers which are good for insects and pollinators, or putting out food for birds. We recently moved into a new house with a fairly run down and mostly paved over garden, and so have the exciting opportunity to start making it a home for wildlife and to document our progress as we go! As complete novices we've tried to do our research on the best ways to do this and to justify our decisions. We hope that this new series will be helpful to anyone else who is thinking about gardening for wildlife!

Fast Fashion Facts : Are Your Wardrobe Choices Harming the Environment?

April 14, 2019

Clothing is so cheap on the high street these days that it's routine for people to purchase a new outfit for every occasion, or to even regularly buy items that they don't end up wearing. It's common to hear people excitedly respond how cheap their outfit was when complimented on it. I've definitely been guilty of all of this in the past. But after seeing 'sustainable clothing' and 'fast fashion' mentioned all over the internet, I started to research what the problems with today's shopping habits are and began trying to shop secondhand instead. Cheap clothing may seem like a good thing, but there are definitely hidden costs that we should be aware of.
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