My Wild Life

When we stop and think, we all know that nature is good for us, but how often do something about it?

This project is about underlining how nature is important to all of our lives and how it really matters, whoever we are, wherever we live and whatever we do.
Mike Pratt, Chief Executive
Northumberland Wildlife Trust

Now in its third year, the My Wild Life campaign, which is run by all 47 UK wildlife trust, has the support of Sir David Attenborough, who believes contact with nature should not be the preserve of the privileged and is critical to the personal development of young people.

This years’ Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s poster features sixteen year old Georgina Moroney, who has supported the wildlife charity since she was seven years old, and, in recent years, has volunteered with the Trust and assisted at a number of major events, including its Our Wildlife 2015 and Our Wildlife 2016 events. 

The message from Northumberland Wildlife Trust, one of the leading conservation charities in this region, is that as young people throughout the region approach their exams, rather than checking their phones during a break from revision, they should consider sitting outside and re-charging their brain cells - as a bit of sunshine and fresh air can help young people de-stress during such a crucial time in their lives.

The Wildlife Trusts have compelling evidence that the health of humans is inextricably linked to the natural world. Inactivity and obesity are escalating and poor mental health is having a significant impact on many, especially young people, with fewer than one in 10 children regularly playing in wild places, compared to almost half, a generation ago. It is estimated that if every household in England were provided with good access to quality green space, it could save an estimated £2.1 billion in health care costs.

Sir David Attenborough is one of hundreds of people taking part so far, alongside students, nurses, families, volunteers, teachers and many others from across the UK. His, and other stories, can be found at www.mywildlife.org.uk where people can add their own story and discover wild places near to them.

Everyone can share their stories of the wildlife and wild places which matter to them and why, using #MyWildLife on twitter, facebook and instagram.

Check-out this short clip from Duncan Hutt our Head of Land Management filmed at Bell Crag Flow.

 


30 Days is back!

Life is better when it's a bit wild, and we can help you achieve that. This June, a whopping more than 40,000 people across the UK are taking part in the 30 Days Wild challenge. We hope you are able to be a part of it!

All we're asking is for you to challenge yourself to do one wild thing every day for the month of June. Visit the 30 Days Wild website here for more information and inspirational ideas to keep you going through the whole of June. Don't forget to track your progress on your personal wallchart and please share your wild encounters with us on  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (Northwildlife) remembering to use the hashtag #30DaysWild

Once again our CEO Mike Pratt is blogging about his experiences - watch our blogs page here in the coming weeks for inspiration.

 


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  • My Wild Life - my office manager
  • My Wild Life - my water filter
  • My Wild Life - my laboratory
  • My Wild Life - my spring clean