Your ‘Plan A’ for North East Nature
How can we best protect nature in the North East? We’re inviting you to share what you feel should be the key priorities of decision-makers over the years ahead.
Have your say on the issues that matter to you
Nature is in trouble. Across the globe, a climate and ecological emergency mean that biodiversity, essential habitats and important ecosystem functions now face threats like never before.
The same threats facing the natural world globally pose a clear and present danger to wildlife in North East England. These threats include human inaction, environmental destruction, a changing climate and damaging land uses.
Now, more than ever, nature in the North East needs new ideas, a fresh perspective and bold voices to protect it. Who better to provide this than you, the very people that spend your time studying, observing and appreciating the natural world.
What matters most to you? How can we best protect nature in the North East? We’re inviting you to share what you feel should be the key priorities of decision-makers and nature organisations over the years ahead. Big or small, fundamental changes or individual actions, we want to hear from you.
Your reflections matter and we would love to hear from people of all interests, backgrounds and professions, right across the North East.
Share your top priorities
Let us know what we should be doing to protect the natural world by answering the following question:
If you could change one thing to make a difference for nature, what would it be?
How to contribute
1. Share a short two-minute video of yourself highlighting your chosen issue. No expert filmography is required – a video on your mobile phone is fine!
2. Write your response (maximum 400 words).
3. Get creative. Share art, poetry highlighting your cause.
4. Include your name, location in the North East, a photo and a few sentences about yourself.
Each submission will be entered into a prize draw, with prizes of 26 book tokens of £20 or a year’s free NHSN membership.
For students, submissions are worth 20 points towards the NHSN Student Award. Please see here.
Terms and Conditions
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Environmental educator, Dina Schwartz, shares her ‘Plan A’ for North East Nature.
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NHSN Volunteer Ranger, Megan Johnson, shares her ‘Plan A’ for North East Nature.