Protect our Natural Environment

Our natural environment is a priceless part of our heritage: plants and soils help to purify water, forests act as natural carbon sinks, and all animals have a role to play in the food-chain. A healthy natural environment is vitally important for all eco-systems and it is our responsibility to protect it.

What you can do

  • Avoid buying peat products – you can make your own compost for free and use it in your garden.
  • Think about the chemicals you use in your home – these eventually find their way into the water drainage system. Use natural alternatives wherever possible.
  • Buy organic foods. No artificial fertilizers or pesticides are used in production, preventing them from contaminating habitats and entering the food-chain.
  • When out for a walk, avoid trampling on plants and try not to disturb the wildlife.
  • Be responsible with your litter – our natural environment is not a dumping ground. Litter can endanger wildlife that becomes entangled in it and it also releases toxins that can build up in the environment.
  • Don’t block water courses.
  • Take photographs home, not plant samples.
  • Change attitudes towards our natural environment – tell your friends what you know!

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