The Bike Project: Get refugees cycling

The Bike Project is a community of refugees, cyclists, mechanics and volunteers. The mission is simple: to take second hand bikes, fix them up and give them to refugees.  It was founded when the CEO, Jem, gave his brother’s old bike to a mentee at university, who...
Nurture Nature Event

Nurture Nature Event

Undetered by the slight drizzle, on Sturday 20th July, we held our Nurture Nature event in the Community Garden space. The idea was to get people, who may not normally come along to a Birmingham Friends of the Earth meeting, to come and see not only what we are about...

Eco Schools

Eco Schools was set up in 1994, as a response to the UN Rio Earth Summit of 1992. It aims to give children and teenagers an environmental voice. Practically, in the UK it is managed by ‘Keep Britain Tidy’ who oversee a set of awards that schools can work...
Community Orchard Course

Community Orchard Course

If you had told me that one of my highlights of 2017 would have been sitting and staring intently at apples trying to ID (identify) them, I would have told you I’d rather get up at 5 AM once a month on a Saturday to get a train to London. However, not only did both of...
Forest School

Forest School

As a primary school teacher, I want the best outcomes for the children in my classes. I feel we should be teaching the whole child and not just how to pass standardised tests that measure a tiny proportion of what they can do. This is why I let the children in my...