Despite lockdown and working from home (you can read more about that here) we’ve been busy developing new projects and getting involved with different groups and initiatives.

All with a focus on taking positive action in the climate, ecological and biodiversity crisis. Every choice we make now will impact on our future and our planet.

Here’s a snapshot.

Let’s talk nature and climate

A newly-launched series of talks about nature and the climate crisis hosted by Sharon Lashley who will chat to people with stories to tell, across the North and UK wide, in the climate crisis fight with a focus on how nature plays a key role.

Green Recovery Action Network

We’re determined to continue to champion the necessary changes to halt the climate crisis and achieving this ambition requires collective action and a genuine commitment. This new network will give you the opportunity to share experiences and ideas, to take responsibility, and accelerate climate action. The first one will be on 13 August.

WATAR

Our new clean-up initiative “Wear and Tees Action for Rivers” (WATAR) will launch at the end of August. It’ll include regular clean-up activities on the beach, on the water, on mudflats and on rocks – all in partnership with Swiftwater Solutions who have suitable training and gear. Full details of the WATAR initiative will be released soon and it’ll also include CSR sponsorship opportunities available for businesses to be involved and support this work. Interested? Get in touch.

Check out our clothing collection!

Our new ‘Nature and Climate’ collection is a fun range of nature and climate related clothing and accessories to help support our work, raise awareness and, naturally, are rather cool to wear. Special features include for every item bought, Teemill will plant a tree. If you can support our projects and make a purchase, please take a photo when wearing our merchandise – we’ll feature you on the website and on social media!

Events (online) galore!

We’ve enjoyed so many webinars over the last few months! Highlights include the wonderful success story about the White Storks at the Knepp Estate, Sacha Dench on the Urban Birder ‘In Conservation With’ interview and a talk by David Hetherington on if we can live alongside the Lynx. (Spoiler alert – yes, we can!).

And the virtual #TheTimeIsNow lobby saw 200 virtual lobby meetings take place with MP’s across the UK. The Climate Coalition took a convoy of bikes to Westminster to represent the voices of people from every corner of the UK who believe #TheTimeIsNow for a green and fair recovery.

We joined the Women In Sustainability community

This is a fantastic community of female sustainability professionals who care deeply about our planet, people, and places. These shared values to make a difference, be authentic and lead change match ours, and we’ve enjoyed the online resources and masterclasses they’ve made available.

Flight of the Osprey plans gather pace

We’re volunteering our time to support Conservation Without Borders, the charity behind the Flight of the Osprey expedition. It’ll take place from August to December in 2021 and see Sacha Dench take a journey across rising seas and vast deserts to show the catastrophic effects of the changing climate and other human impacts on our wildlife, their habitats and people that live along the flyway. Donations fuel everything behind the scenes and there are plenty of ways to support this mission.