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### Explore opportunities to get closer to nature through volunteering, education and training


There are a host of ways that you can support your local nature reserve, from visiting and joining events, to fundraising and volunteering.

Across the UK, the Wildlife Trusts care for 2,300 diverse nature reserves where wild plants and animals are protected - from ancient woodlands, lakes to urban parks. Nearly all of their nature reserves are free to enter and most people live within a few miles of one.

The Wildlife Trust’s offer a variety of ways of getting involved in their work, such as volunteering. Opportunities include community gardening, species surveying, plant identification and GPS mapping. You can even run Wildlife Watch groups, which enable young people to discover and explore their local environment. Volunteers carry out a huge range of tasks and it doesn't have to be outdoors - you can make use of your organisational, IT, administrative or financial skills too.

Discover more by visiting the [Wildlife Trust website](https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/).

## Explore more of our nature and wildlife case studies:
* Learn how to provide food, shelter and breeding spots for wildlife
* Take action to build a wildlife-friendly garden
* Explore local nature recovery projects in Wales

Categories: Case Study, posted on 10 Nov 2020

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### Watch videos to learn how to create small changes in your garden so you and your family can support British wildlife


The team of volunteers from the [Wildlife Garden Project](https://wildlifegardenproject.com/) are creating a host of inspiring and informative videos to help you create your own little haven for wildlife, right in your back garden.

You can get practical advice and information on Wildlife Gardening and learn new tips and techniques in their tutorial videos, covering a range of topics including:

Discover more by visiting the Wildlife Garden Project website or follow the team on [Facebook](https://www.facebook.com/wildlifegardenproject/), [Twitter](https://twitter.com/WildlifeGardenP) and [Instagram](https://www.instagram.com/wildlifegardenproject/).

## Explore more nature and wildlife case studies:
* Take action to build a wildlife-friendly garden
* Get involved and support your local nature reserves
* Explore local nature recovery projects in Wales

Categories: Case Study, posted on 10 Nov 2020

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### Discover nine easy ways that you can make your garden a safe haven for nature.

From leaving a gap in your fence to taking a break from your weeding regime, the National Trust gives tip tips to support wildlife.

Their blog, ['Nine ways to build a wildlife-friendly garden'](https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/nine-ways-to-build-a-wildlife-friendly-garden), is full of great advice on how to get closer to your local wildlife.

Not only does it take you step-by-step though all the activities you could be doing to improve your garden, importantly it also tells you what not to do - from mowing the lawn to eradicating ivy.

By taking those activities off the ‘to do’ list, you’ll also have more time to sit back and enjoy nature...

Discover more by reading the blog on the [National Trust website]().

## Explore more nature and wildlife case studies:
* Learn how to provide food, shelter and breeding spots for wildlife
* Get involved and support your local nature reserves
* Explore local nature recovery projects in Wales

Categories: Case Study, posted on 10 Nov 2020

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### Watch advice from lifestyle blogger, Jessica Rose Williams, as she takes you through 18 months of trial and error to share the lessons she's learnt.


Her journey toward a zero waste sustainable home has been ‘less than perfect’, admits blogger Jessica. But what got her started was reading the quote: ‘we need more people doing zero waste imperfectly than one person doing it perfectly.’

In the article, ['Tiny changes I’ve made on my journey to a zero waste sustainable home'](https://www.jessicarosewilliams.com/zero-waste-sustainable-home/), she lists the products that have enabled her to reduce plastic and waste in her home - from alternatives to throw-away face wipes and razors, to having plastic free periods.

Importantly, Jessica acknowledges the real problem at the heart of moving toward sustainable living; the vast majority of products that are environmentally-friendly are more expensive. She talks of her own privilege and says:
> “Adopting a more sustainable lifestyle will always mean spending more on less, however this simply isn’t possible for everyone. Again, do what you can, where you can and be kind to yourself and others along the way.”

Discover more by visiting [Jessica’s website](https://www.jessicarosewilliams.com/).

## Explore our top 5 lifestyle solutions:
1. Buy greener products and services
2. Live well on less
3. Watch movies about saving the planet and get the kids doing outdoor activities
4. How to avoid flying
5. Grow fresh food on your windowsill

Categories: Case Study, posted on 10 Nov 2020

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### Watch a family as they find out just how difficult it is to live plastic-free for a week. Could you take on the challenge?


This 5 minute video published by [The Telegraph](https://www.telegraph.co.uk/) follows the experience of Hattie Garlick, and her family, as they try to live plastic-free for a week.

It shows how much of our every-day food items are wrapped in plastic and how hard it is to avoid - from tea bags containing plastic to vegetables wrapped in it.

Going totally plastic-free isn’t practical for most people, but everyone can reduce their plastic with this guide: ‘How to make a plan to cut out single use plastic from your life.’ It provides top tips, resources and tools - like this handy [Plastic Pollution Calculator](https://www.earthday.org/plastic-pollution-calculator-2/).

Reducing our waste isn’t about cutting out everything we love from our lives, but it’s about really looking after what we have and cherishing the stuff that’s important to us by reusing, repairing and upcycling.

Discover top tips for switching to plastic free or zero waste

## Explore our top 3 solutions to waste less:
* Save water
* Reduce food waste
* Live well on less

Categories: Case Study, posted on 10 Nov 2020

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