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Welcome to our blog where we invite you to read about biodiversity, climate, and environmental related subjects.

Why are native oysters considered superheroes of the sea?

Having spent my childhood and academic career on the South Coast, I have developed a strong connection with the area and the natural beauty above and below the water.

Dr Luke Helmer
Luke studied marine biology at the University of Portsmouth for seven years, specialising in marine habitat restoration. With a passion for oyster reefs he has been involved with the Solent Oyster Restoration Project since its inception in 2015. Luke is now involved with restoration at project, UK and European levels.
| 15 Aug 2023

How can we provide for pollinators with extreme weather threatening their habitats?

Imagine trying to travel around Britain without our road and rail network. Or imagine if nine out of every ten miles of road just didn’t exist – life would be impossible!

Paul Hetherington
Paul Hetherington is the Director of Fundraising and Communications at Buglife, a regular public speaker, series advisor to CBeebies Teeny Tiny Creatures and author of several children’s bug books.
| 15 Aug 2023

Top Tips for your Sustainability Marketing Strategy from a Specialist

If you’re reading this article, you may already be a GreenTheUK partner or you are seriously considering it. Whichever you are, you are undoubtedly concerned about the state of the natural world in the UK and interested in playing your part in restoring and protecting it.

Nikki Mattei
Nikki has specialised in marketing strategies for purpose-driven brands for the past 15 years. She is a Chartered Marketer and understands what consumers and sustainable business owners are looking for and how to communicate with them in an honest and compelling way.
| 16 Jun 2023

Why is UK tree planting so important? Planting trees in a changing world…

It is almost impossible to get through a day as a human without trees. For as long as humans have been using tools, trees have given us food, fuel and shelter. A world without trees is a world without apples, wooden tables, cardboard boxes and log fires.

Jen Turner
Jen is an advocate for great woodland management and has spent the last 11 years working in the nature conservation and ecology sectors. Before joining the Royal Forestry Society (RFS), Jen was a Fundraising Manager at the RSPB, and previous to that, she worked as an Ecological Consultant and Project Manager. Jen holds a BSc (Hons) in Marine Biology and an MSc in Environmental Management.
| 16 Jun 2023