How local projects can make a big difference to the natural environment.

The natural environment is rarely out of the news these days. Polar bears, ash trees, orangutans and bees; they’re all under threat from one thing or another, but what can we do?! The answer: quite a lot, and it’s already a big priority for many Big Local Areas who are running many activities from community gardens to planting orchards.

This workshop will go from the global to the local. We will hear from experts about how our local neighborhoods link to the survival of habitats and species. And it’s not just about the wildlife, there are known benefits from natural environment projects for humans which we will explore.We will have communities tell us about the amazing things they have done and the differences they have made. And we will learn how to work in partnership with bigger players by using the power of Big Local to the full.

Who is this workshop for?

This event will be suited to people involved in Big Local who want to do more to help their natural environment – if your plan is looking at improving the feel of the neighbourhood, health of residents, or attracting visitors to your community, this is the event for you. You don’t need any prior knowledge of the issues; just a passion to do things that will make a difference.


This event is being organised for Local Trust by Big Local reps, Julian Mellor and Margaret Jackson. To book a place please click here. Please note, this event is part of a series of one-off events about environmental issues for Big Local Areas. The events will be in October 2019, January 2020, April 2020 and July 2020. The events will cover (not in order)

  • Energy and Climate change
  • Water Bodies
  • The lived environment
  • Air Pollution and its’s causes

If you have any questions or need further information you can email us.

More about this event

The event is free for anyone who lives or works in a Big Local area and we will provide lunch. We also provide financial support for travel, childcare and other care costs to residents in Big Local areas. We can also book and pay for travel in advance. For information on expenses and support, please email us or phone 020 3588 0565

If you are attending a Big Local event as part of your paid work/employment then we ask that your employer cover your expenses. However, we can pay or contribute towards worker’s expenses in exceptional circumstances. Please ask when booking for further information.

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