St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

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 […]

04 Dec

Fantastic result: £19,311 raised!

Here is a quick but huge thank you to Garfield Weston Foundation and all who have helped us reach the total of £19,311 over the Big Give Christmas Challenge week! A full report and photos from last night’s fantastic Winter Heart Warmer will be posted soon.

27 Nov

Big Give Christmas Challenge is live!

As of this noon until noon on 4th December, the Big Give Christmas Challenge donation page is live – all donations made via that page will get doubled by the Garfield Weston Foundation. Please help us raise funds to extend St Nicks Environment Centre to make more space for our volunteers, Ecotherapy participants, visitors and […]

27 Nov

Big Give Trike Challenge accomplished

We’re very proud of our Recycling Team who challenged themselves to cycle 135 miles on their two tricycles (Clicky and Twisty) on Saturday 24th November along the Sustrans Solar System route. This is the average distance all four of our vehicles (including electric Doris and Edith) cover each week so doing it with few gears […]

07 Nov

Fungi Foray discovered a rarity

Despite the hot and dry summer, which delayed the start of the fungi season we were pleasantly surprised to find plenty on our October walk led by Malcolm Greaves. A total of 20 species were discovered, mostly thanks to our young participants who were very good at running ahead and scouring the undergrowth – occasionally […]

16 Oct

Playing with apples and memories

Our 13th annual Autumn Fayre went very well despite high winds forcing us to cancel tree climbing and local group stalls which were due to be in the wildflower meadow – a possible sign of climate change, which urgently needs acting on? Almost 300 visitors, including 90 children, squeezed into the Environment Centre grounds and […]

09 Oct

Time-limited bicycle inner tube recycling

For two weeks only – from now until 19th October – you can bring bicycle inner tubes to St Nicks Environment Centre which will then be sent off to be recycled by Cycle of Good. Alternatively, you can bring the tubes to our Autumn Fayre on Saturday 13th or to the Zero Waste York Mingle […]