The Extent of Plastic Pollution In Kenya

Rainbow plastic Image by Jasmin Sessler from Pixabay

Plastic pollution is one of the greatest challenges of our time. With society’s increasing demand for single-use plastics and its throw away culture, we have created this incredibly hard-wearing and versatile material that is now widely utilised around the world. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) estimates that more than 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic […]

Video: Great British Trees – The Holly

Great British Trees - The Holly

Our virtual woodland of British native trees continues with the Holly tree. These videos have been lovingly created and curated by one of our wonderful volunteers, Anna Parkinson.

Book Review: How To Break Up With Fast Fashion by Lauren Bravo

Clothes on a rack in an up-market boutique

Describing the relationship we as a society have with fast fashion, in this book Bravo takes us through the classic stages of a toxic relationship; a perfect analogy for an industry that promises more than it can give and keeps you coming back for more, all while steadily reducing your self-esteem.  Fast fashion is a […]

Clothes That Care

Wildlife Works logo on a Kenyan vista

The Eco-factory With Conservation And Community At Its Heart Who made your clothes? Do you know where they came from? It’s not the first thing that most of us think of when picking up a t-shirt, but our shopping choices are becoming increasingly important. There are a lot of questions circulating about the fashion industry […]

Video: Great British Trees – The Hawthorn

Great British Trees - The Hawthorn

Our virtual woodland of British native trees continues with the Hawthorn tree. These videos have been lovingly created and curated by one of our wonderful volunteers, Anna Parkinson.

Rehema Walks

Kenyan woman with headlot

This is a story that many women in rural Kenya (and indeed in other parts of the world) share. The hard truth of it is shocking enough, but now try imagining it’s your best friend Anna in Bristol in this position. Or your sister or your daughter. Or you. To see how The Word Forest […]

Small But Mighty campaign

This charity is proud to be small but mighty

The Word Forest Organisation is proud to play a part in the Small But Mighty campaign for small international development charities. The organisers are calling upon the UK Government to commit to a £50 million package of support over two years, funded from the Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) budget and our charity has been spotlighted […]

Microplastics

Microplastics on the seabed in the Azores Raceforwater, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The world is slowly waking up to the realisation that plastic pollution is a global problem. With alarming images of whales tangled up in ropes and turtles choking on plastic bags, the problem has attracted a vast amount of media attention in recent years. But a less visible and less talked about form of plastic […]