Restore nature to fight climate change
Weakened ecosystems from biodiversity loss leaves our landscapes and communities vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
A resilient natural world has a big role to play in the race to net zero. The UK has one of the most nature depleted landscapes in the world, so without sufficient nature recovery, the climate emergency will not be resolved.
Helping Nature at Home
How green is your garden? Give a boost to biodiversity and get closer to wildlife by creating a nature-friendly garden. Use peat-free compost or make your own compost which also helps to reduce your food waste.
Small changes to your front garden help the environment and reduce flood risk.
Supporting your local community
If you would like to help with nature recovery within your community, read on to find out more…
Get involved in the Rotary of Harrogate’s tree planting days or donate to buy a tree. We aim to plant 25,000 trees in Nidderdale in North Yorkshire. It only has 8% tree coverage compared with 13% nationally and therefore needs more! This scheme is organised by the Rotary Clubs of Harrogate and Ripon in co-operation with the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
Register your interest and help at the Community Acorn Collection Days to ensure the genetic legacy of our important ancient and veteran oak trees in the Forest of Knaresborough. Once germinated, these acorns will be planted within the White Rose Forest.
Donate or register to volunteer in the development of the first ever 30-acre community-owned woodlands project for Harrogate and Knaresborough.