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Rainforests and Zoos

We often hear about the fragility of natural habitats or ecosystems, such as rainforests, which gives us the impression that by comparison to our man made world, these wild places are some how sub-standard, teetering on a precipice, where at any moment they could collapse. Sometimes the motivation for such descriptions comes from those who probably should know better, those who are actually trying to shock us into action to support these places, or at least to give money to their organisation in the name of ‘saving the rainforest’.

Fairtrade Fortnight 2021 in Uttoxeter

Fairtrade Fortnight is a national annual event and this year it takes place from 22 February to 7 March 2021. The purpose of the event is to promote awareness of Fairtrade and encourage people to buy Fairtrade products as a way of supporting people in the developing world who supply much of the food, beverages, and other products that people in the United Kingdom enjoy every day. Uttoxeter Town Council and the Fairtrade Uttoxeter Steering Group are working together to promote Fairtrade across the town.

Trent Talks with Tilley Bancroft: Art in Public Spaces

Trent Talks are fun and informative talks about wildlife and sustainability in the Trent Valley. Get comfy with a hot drink and let us bring nature into your home throughout the winter months.

Making Trails was the team behind the Burton Swans exhibition. Burton Swans was Burton’s largest outdoor art trail which ran in the Summer of 2020 raising over £11,500 for charity and seeing over 11,000 visitors to the town. Local businesses of all sizes sponsored the sculptures and were painted by local and regional artists. The sculptures were then auctioned off for charity.

Trent Talks with Sheila Harper: Dog Walking and Nature Connection

Trent Talks are fun and informative talks about wildlife and sustainability in the Trent Valley. Get comfy with a hot drink and let us bring nature into your home throughout the winter months.

We’ll be chatting to Sheila Harper, leading education provider for dog trainers and behaviourists, to learn more about dog behaviour, tips for enjoying the countryside with your dogs, the laws around responsible dog walking and much more!

British Ecological Society Outreach Grants

Application deadline: 19 March 2021


Grants of up to £2,000 are available to organisations to support projects that promote ecological science to a wide audience.

The British Ecological Society (BES) is providing grants through its Outreach Grants programme to help promote ecological science to a wide audience.

Ecology is defined by the BES as the scientific study of the distribution, abundance and dynamics of organisms, their interactions with other organisms and their physical environment.

Trent Talks with Zero Carbon Rugeley

Trent Talks are fun and informative talks about wildlife and sustainability in the Trent Valley. Get comfy with a hot drink and let us bring nature into your home throughout the winter months.

Led by Adam Peacock from Keele University, this talk is particularly aimed at people who live in Rugeley or regularly visit for work or leisure activities.