Girls Just Want To Have <strike>Fun</strike> An Education

Silhouette of a woman at a computer by chenspec from Pixabay

Education makes the world go round: it enriches our minds, funnels creation and allows us to explore the depth of ourselves and the world around us. Education is paramount to economic development and sustainability. It is a necessity but also a privilege. So, what are the obstacles in place and how can we help enforce […]

Hot Poets – Art Meets Climate Change A Collaborative Project Of Hope

Hot Poets

The Word Forest Organisation was proud to be invited to be a host organisation in this extraordinary and visionary project. Funded by Arts Council England, it’s being run by Liv Torc, performance poet extraordinaire and Chris Redmond, writer and founder of Tongue Fu, a spoken word and music project. It takes 12 exciting UK poets, […]

A Trip With A Difference

Ocean waves with sunset by Pexels from Pixabay

Follow this link to a fascinating article in which Chantal Cooke, co-founder of PASSION for the PLANET, shares her experience of an expedition on a ship where ‘tourists’ travelled with scientists and could learn from and engage with the research being carried out. http://passionforfreshideas.com/travel-2/tourism-and-science/  PASSION for the PLANET is the UK’s first ethically focused radio […]

Hazelnuts in Suburbia

A cluster of hazelnuts - Image by Karen Cannard

I saw them last night during an evening walk with my husband. They were hanging there, showing off on a tree just outside the primary school not far from our house. I was lucky to have spotted them in the fading light. A cluster of four. I could feel my mood lighten. We stopped in […]

#ClimateLeadership

Road sign leaving Later entering Now Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

This article was written by our Special Scientific Adviser, Bill McGuire. Prime Minister Boris Johnson professes to be a great admirer of Winston Churchill, to the extent that he has written a (much savaged) biography of the man. Churchill was a deeply unsavoury character in many ways, but there is a strong argument that, as […]

Eyeing The Dots And Crossing The D’s

Graffitti Be the change on street furniture by Maria Thalassinou on Unsplash

It’s a real pleasure to be invited to write an article for the wonderful people at The Word Forest Organisation. Their mission and vision complement well those of Scientists Warning Increasingly, we’re hearing scientists and environmental journalists encouraging us all to join the dots, to urge governments to finally treat the climate and ecological crisis […]

Fencing At The Gracious Children’s Centre And School

Gracious Junior trees before the fencing project

The Word Forest Organisation has had links with the Gracious Children’s Centre and School for a number of years now. Headteacher and founder of the school, Michael Jefwa, provides an education for children that ordinarily would not be able to afford to go to school. He also acted as educator for the Mothers Of The […]

Dream Big – A Series Of Films About Trees

The Moon and a tree - Image by Robert C from Pixabay

We all love TV and streaming services, and the fact is that the quantity of films, series and documentaries grows by the day. There are so many that it’s easy for some of them, even the really brilliant ones, to get lost in the sea of content, or disappear almost completely. We are delighted to […]

Rosa’s Footprint Competition Results

Rosa's Footprint merchandise. Image by Jo Earlam

You may remember a piece we featured earlier this year about our friend, the talented children’s author Jo Earlam, her book Rosa’s Footprint and the writing contest she launched. Simon and I were delighted to be asked to help judge it and I can tell you, the bar was high. In what seems like the […]