29 Jan 2018
Environet’s new toolkit is packed full of ideas for getting involved in environmental volunteering and celebrates fantastic projects making a difference in Wales through people like you...
Many people care about the environment but might be unsure how
to make a positive impact. Big issues like climate change, species
loss, or plastic marine pollution can stir up debate on social
media but it can sometimes seem difficult to turn concern into
Environmental volunteering is a great way to start supporting the
planet whilst giving back to your local community, and there are
many opportunities that can fit into your schedule.
toolkit is designed to help people into
environmental volunteering who might not have thought about it
before and promotes the exciting opportunities available from local
and national organisations.
Chloe Jenkins from Environet explains how and why the toolkit has
'In designing this toolkit Environet considered what people
want out of environmental volunteering based on their skills,
interests, and needs. Some people love getting out in nature,
others may be great with technology, and some people really want to
help their community. We wanted to help share the vast range of
different opportunities available, which can fit around busy
schedules and let people support the environment in ways that they
may not have thought about before. We wanted to demonstrate through
this toolkit that everyone has the potential to do something
positive for our natural environment - from knitting wildlife nests
to remote penguin monitoring!'
She goes on to say;
'The response from community groups so far has been fantastic;
everyone has been really enthusiastic about getting involved and we
are very excited to showcase some of the amazing projects Wales has
The toolkit is divided into themes to help people find a project
or idea which is right for them:
- People and Community
- Practical Action
- Food and Growing
- Art and Creativity
- Digital Technology
- Healthy and Active
The toolkit also includes ideas on how to green up your daily
life in the 'Going Further' section for those
people who want to do more for the planet. It suggests ways to
decrease your carbon, water, and plastic footprints and ongoing
campaigns for longer term activities.
Whichever ways you choose to get involved you will be helping to
improve our environment for now and future generations!
View the Environmental Volunteering Toolkit and our other Invest in
Nature resources here.
If you would like to know more about the toolkit and how to share
it, or want us to promote your environmental activities and events,
please get in touch by emailing email@example.com
or tweet us @wcva_ec