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What is more important for life than a habitable planet earth?

Our actions as humans are the most destructive force in this world yet we are also the only species capable of saving it. So let’s do it!

Individually, collectively we can all make a difference.

Learn more about our environment here in Great Britain, and the ways you can help to save it.

"I have always eaten animal flesh with a somewhat guilty conscience... Nothing will benefit health or increase chances of survival on earth as the evolution to a vegetarian diet."

Albert Einstein

1879-1955

News

RSS Environment – The Guardian

Articles

Curated articles about the environment of Great Britain, and the environment of our planet as a whole.

Natural Environment at Wikipedia
“The natural environment encompasses all living and non-living things occurring naturally, meaning in this case not artificial”… Also see Biophysical environment at Wikipedia.

Environment – An Introduction
(Young People’s Trust For the Environment)

Environment of the United Kingdom
Wikipedia stub with subcategories: Climate of the United Kingdom, Climate change in the United Kingdom, Conservation in the United Kingdom.

Earth’s Environment – Exploring the Planets
(National Air and Space Museum)

Curated articles on environment issues.

Environment Education

There are a number of great educational resources online, many of which are free…

Alison.com
Life Sciences courses covering Biology and Environmental Studies. Free, online.

OpenLearn
Free online Nature & Environment courses from The Open University.

Useful Websites

MAGIC (Defra)
The MAGIC website provides authoritative geographic information about the natural environment from across government.

Friends of the Earth
An environmental campaigning community dedicated to the wellbeing and protection of the natural world and everyone in it.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Three ways in which you can minimize the impact on the environment caused by the materials that you use in your everyday life.

CPRE, the countryside charity
The Campaign to Protect Rural England, working to ensure the countryside is protected for now and future generations.

CPRW
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales are passionate about creating a countryside which works for everyone.

APRS
Association for the Protection of Rural Scotland is an independent charity which promotes the care of all of Scotland’s rural landscapes.

Natural Environment Research Council
UK’s largest funder of independent environmental science, training and innovation, delivered through universities and research centres.

Environment Agency – Gov
We work to create better places for people and wildlife, and support sustainable development.

Joint Nature Conservation Committee
Public body that advises the UK Government and devolved administrations on UK-wide and international nature conservation.

National Biodiversity Network
Collaborative venture committed to making biodiversity information available through the internet via the NBN Atlas.

Green Alliance
Green Alliance is an independent think tank and charity focused on ambitious leadership for the environment.

Environmental Protection UK
Charity providing policy analysis and information on air quality, land quality and noise and their effects in terms of a wide range of issues.

Environmental Change Network
The UK’s long-term environmental monitoring and research programme. A national resource that is improving our understanding of how and why environments change.

Centre for Alternative Technology
Discover how a zero emission society is possible with current technology, get free independent advice on sustainability and read Clean Slate online.

British Ecological Society
Our vision is for a world inspired, informed and influenced by ecology. We rely on the commitment of hundreds of volunteers to help us…

Natural Resources Wales
Our purpose is to ensure that the natural resources of Wales are sustainably maintained, enhanced and used, now and in the future.

Greenpeace
Together we defend the natural world and stand for a green and peaceful future.

Scottish Natural Heritage
Connecting People and Nature in Scotland. We work to improve our natural environment and inspire everyone to care more about it.

Ecosystems Knowledge Network
Wellbeing and prosperity for everyone through a healthy natural environment…

Climate Action
Aims to accelerate international sustainable development and advance the ‘green economy’.

Wildlife and Countryside Link
A unique coalition of 54 voluntary organisations concerned with the conservation and protection of wildlife and the countryside.

Sustainability First
A think-tank that promotes practical, sustainable solutions to improve environmental, social and economic well-being.

Go Self Sufficient
If you’re worried about your impact on the environment or simply want to be self sufficient, let this information help you.

Natural Course – Our Water. Our future.
An EU LIFE Integrated project, building capacity to protect and improve our water environment, now and for the future.

WRAP UK
Our mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, resource-efficient economy…

Greener Scotland
Let’s go greener together. Your one-stop website for greener living…

Extinction Rebellion UK
An international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.

Wildlife Rebellion
Join the movement! Website details current campaigns but they are currently mostly active on social media (linked to on their site).

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Environment books

There Is No Planet B: A Handbook for the Make or Break Years

An updated edition with fresh material on protests, pandemics, wildfires and more, There Is No Planet B explores the various environmental and economic challenges we face today and the practical action we can take to enact positive change.

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

An antidote to the gloomier forecasts of impending climate disaster, Bill Gates's sprightly and infectiously proactive book offers practicable, sustainable solutions to reversing global climate change.

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