St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

Archive for March 2021

St Nicks’ supporter story: Tiphaine

Meet St Nicks’ supporter Tiphaine, who has shared her experiences of adopting a greener lifestyle with our Sustainability Officer Ivana. Would you like to share yours? Please get in touch.   Please introduce yourself in a few sentences. My name is Tiphaine, I am French and arrived in York five and a half years ago […]

Posted 25 March 2021 | Categories: Inspiration, Interview, One Planet Living | Tags: interview, one planet living, recycling, sustainability

Ecotherapy meet the participants: Interview with allotment volunteer Eileen

When did you first get involved with Ecotherapy at St Nicks? I remember very clearly when I started at St Nicks. It was 2011, the year I retired. I was thinking about life after retirement and saw an article in The Press. St Nicks were seeking volunteers to help plant an orchard on the nature […]

Posted 17 March 2021 | Categories: Ecotherapy, Inspiration, Natural Habitats, Uncategorized

Wildwatch: February highlights

February brought with it a hint of spring and our wonderful Wildwatch team were out to spot all the tell-tale signs. Week on week the changing season was a source of pleasure and delight as our team were able to observe the buds emerging on trees, cherry blossom out in its delicately dazzling display, shoots […]

Posted 16 March 2021 | Categories: Wildwatch | Tags: Balkan threeband slug, Daffodil, false ladybird beetle, Goldfinch, redwing, Song Thrush, sparrowhawk, teasel, teasel marble moth, tree buds, Treecreeper

Getting more out of waste – big changes are coming!

There’s a massive shift coming for the waste sector, what are the changes and what impact will they have? Plastic tax (scheduled for April 2022) Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) for packaging (anticipated to be effective from 2023) Deposit Return Schemes (DRS) and consistent municipal recycling collections (set to be introduced from 2023) Plastic Tax The […]

Posted 9 March 2021 | Categories: Waste and recycling | Tags: Big Change, Deposit Return, EPR, Plastic Tax, recycling, Standardisation, updates, waste, Waste Sector, zero waste

How to spring clean you mind – seasonal ecotherapy

Spring is just around the corner and often this is a time for spring cleaning. But this doesn’t just have to mean clearing out your clutter and sweeping away the cobwebs, it can be helpful to do some spring cleaning for your mind too. These are some tips for how you can feel a boost […]

Posted 3 March 2021 | Categories: Bearing Fruit, Ecotherapy, Inspiration | Tags: Bearing Fruit, ecotherapy, Inspiration