The Careers Service and The Word Forest Organisation

Two students together wearing masks in online meetings by Maxime on Unsplash

We are thrilled to present a guest post by Corina Lacurezeanu from the Careers Service at Oxford University about how the pandemic has altered the way they provide their services and led to new and fruitful collaborations. ‘In March 2020, the Careers Service at Oxford University closed its office temporarily and overnight moved all its […]

Add Your Voice to Joannah Stutchbury Petition – Protecting Kiambu Forest

From her Facebook page: Joannah Stutchbury fighting to protect Kiambu Forest

You may have seen on our website last week the news of the horrific murder of Kenyan environmentalist Joannah Stutchbury, who appears to have been targeted for that very reason – being an environmentalist. Needless to say, it has shocked us all to the core (read our recent article: Another Murdered Environmentalist, here). Joannah was […]

Training For The Mothers Of The Forest

Mothers of the Forest making mats

It is with great delight that we bring you news of a recent training course run for our women’s empowerment group, the Mothers Of The Forest. Women are the backbone of the tree planting community in Kenya. Pre pandemic, the Mothers Of The Forest met twice a month to have a meal, receive and share […]

The Difference Community Groups Can Make: A Spotlight On Dorset Climate Action Network

Colmers Hill by Colin Tracy

A community group: a group of people who work for the benefit of the public, particularly in their local area. Community groups, fortunately, are numerous, and diverse in their raisons d’etre. Sports clubs, health support groups, community orchards and fridges, sustainability organisations, First Responders… once you start thinking about them, the list is endless. Thank […]

Can Volunteering Really Change Your Life?

Bethany Martin with some of her designs

We are really lucky at The Word Forest Organisation; we have the most extraordinary group of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who give us their time and energy in ways too many and varied to list here. The charity would not be able to achieve what it does without them. It seems that volunteering with TWFO […]

The Novice Allotmenteer

Allotment 2021

The sound of the blackbird’s song accompanies me as I fill the watering cans.  The glug of the water tank temporarily drowns out its chorus but it soon returns as I walk back to my plot, carrying these liquid weights. Sometimes it is replaced by the wind rushing through the tall trees. As mindfulness goes, […]

We Get By With a Little Help From Our Friends

Small Charity Week 2021

Small Charity Week 2021 has been running all this week; supporting and raising awareness of small charities across the country, it makes a big difference to organisations such as ours. We thought it would be good to give a shout out to all the partners and organisers of the week, particularly today as the last […]

Could The UK Help Save The Future Of The World’s Rainforests?

Rainforest on fire by Ria Sopala from Pixabay

We’re pleased to feature this guest post by Jenny Adair, originally published by Compost Direct. As the deforestation crisis continues, world tracker the World Counts reveals that in 78 years, rainforests will cease to exist if we continue the harmful practices we have been relying on for decades. It goes without saying that in the […]

There’s A Simple Answer To Climate Change… But Will Capitalism Allow It?

Consume Less Share Better by Edward Howell on Unsplash

The following article was written by our Special Scientific Adviser, Bill McGuire and explores a simple, if radical (to some) way to combat climate chaos. Read on and see what you think. The prospect of dodging our temperate world’s journey into a hothouse hell looks increasingly bleak with every passing day. We think that business […]