St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

25 Feb

Great knees-up showed the love

On a fine February day when temperatures jumped from below zero to 14°C, it felt fitting that this year’s fundraising ceilidh wasn’t just about dancing. We also used the opportunity to mark the The Climate Coalition’s #ShowtheLove campaign (see more info below). Dancers came up with some interesting and powerful messages as well as ideas […]

13 Feb

York Mumbler approval

We’re chuffed to have received York Mumbler approval as a family-friendly place recommended by York parents. The site, run by Emily Pickard, serves and connects local parenting community. Thanks to the parents who have put us forward for this recognition!

08 Feb

Time to show the love

February is traditionally earmaked for making an extra effort to show our love for the important people in our lives. It’s also become a time to Show the Love for our unique planet which is under an ever increasing threat from climate change. We are certainly noticing its signs at St Nicks and a recent […]

01 Feb

Help us grow the Environment Centre

We are in the early planning stages of extending and improving St Nicks Environment Centre. Thanks to the funds raised during the Big Give Christmas Challenge, we are now able to employ Native Architects to draw up plans based on the needs and wishes of Centre users. We have chosen Natives because of their experience […]

28 Jan

We are hiring!

We are looking for enthusiastic people to help drive forward St Nicks’ waste minimisation work. You will be part of a small team carrying out our award winning zero-emission recycling scheme and helping to deliver additional waste minimisation projects. The successful candidate will get to drive our electric vehicles and ride our load bearing tricycles […]

23 Jan

Vote for our Sam!

Vote for our very own Sam Taylor – St Nicks Waste & Recycling Manager – in the Hot 100, which celebrates individual achievement in the waste and resources industry. We think Sam is a real winner who shows true dedication and determination in leading our zero emissions recycling scheme and promoting zero waste. She’s started […]

18 Jan

New plastic items to be recycled by TerraCycle

Just before Christmas we added a couple more items — crisp packets and Pringles tubes — to our TerraCycle collection list so you can recycle even more plastic with us and support the charity by doing so. Of course, it’s even better to avoid buying those in the first place whenever possible but, after reuse, […]

21 Dec

Season’s greetings and Environment Centre closing time

The Environment Centre will be closed for a 2-week break between Saturday 22nd December and Sunday 6th January 2019. It will re-open and phones will be answered from Monday 7th January. For small seasonal changes to our recycling collections, please see this page. We would like to wish you a peaceful festive season and look […]

14 Dec

Vote for Things that Go Bump in the Night!

Update: We came third in the funding contest which, sadly, means we didn’t get any money. The good news is that we’ll have a Bat Night in the summer anyway and will look for other funding sources to carry out the rest of the project. Big thanks to all who voted for us! TransPennine Express […]

07 Dec

Big Give, Big Thanks

We’re truly blown away by the generosity of St Nicks supporters – the Big Give Christmas Challenge backed by the Garfield Weston Foundation reached £19,311 on the closing day of matching. We’d never done anything like this before so have learnt a lot along the way, including how to set up a hall for 80 hungry […]