There are simple, cost-effective steps that you can take to do your bit for nature which will also save money, improve staff and volunteer morale, and contribute to healthier and vibrant communities.
The Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 marks a turning point in the sustainable development of Wales. In order to create the Wales we want, organisations need to enhance our natural resources as well as championing people power. To tackle these big issues we've put together some handy resources to help you take positive actions for a more resilient Wales, now and in the future...
The suggestions here are simple to apply and can:
- Save you money, meeting trustees' responsibilities.
- Save you time to focus on the important aspects of your work.
- Improve staff and volunteer experiences and well-being.
- Increase opportunities to have a wider influence on society.
- Contribute to the delivery of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015.
Environmental Volunteering Toolkit
So you want to help the environment but are unsure how to start?
Environmental volunteering is a great way to support the planet whilst giving back to your local community and there are many opportunities that can fit into your schedule.
There are hundreds of activities you can get involved with but how do you know which ones are right for you?
This toolkit aims to help you decide which aspects of environmental volunteering most appeal to you based on your skills, interests, and circumstances. There are many different themes and example projects included to help you find your perfect role, whether you love feeding your community, are a computer whiz, want to make your street more inviting, care about wildlife, enjoy getting fit, or want to make new friends. Whichever activities you choose you will be helping to improve our environment for now and future generations!
If you would like to do more for the planet check out our Going Further section for ideas on how to green up your daily life.
Doing Your Bit for a Resilient Wales
There is no doubt that most of us would prefer a workplace with more greenery and a chance to enjoy some space for nature. How do we persuade others though who might be concerned that this is costly, high maintenance and really just a nicety?
Environet's 'Doing Your Bit for a Resilient Wales' toolkit, co-produced with Wildlife Trusts Wales, aims to change these beliefs with research and statistics about the health and well-being benefits of a more nature-friendly workplace, which include reduced sickness and a more productive and creative workforce!
(1) Your Responsibility for a Resilient Wales - What You Can Do
(2) How to Make a Difference - Delivering a Resilient Wales
(3) Easy Steps to Delivering a Resilient Wales
(4) Wildlife in Wales - Where to Draw Inspiration
(5) You are Part of an Ecosystem - Linking with Nature
Investing In Nature
Environet's 'Investing in Nature' guide helps us look at the negative impacts that we may inadvertently be having on nature and explains the simple, practical but often over-looked actions that we can take to Help Wildlife to Thrive.
It also explains how you can influence others and do more across your group or organisation by Including Nature in Your Environmental Policy.