St Nicks

Centre for nature and green living

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 […]

05 Oct

Help grow our building for a greener York

Ever wished your money could go further? Your donation can double soon! After 20 years of success, St Nicks Environment Centre is at capacity. And it’s holding us back in our ambition to connect more people to nature and further improve York’s environment. Between 27 November and 4 December, we’re asking supporters like you to […]

01 Oct

Tree Listening at the AGM

Big thanks go to Alex Metcalf‘ of the Tree Listening Project and our patron Anneliese Emmans Dean for making our annual general meeting a very special event. It was amazing to hear the sound of water rushing up our 160+ year old lime trees and about Alex’s adventures in connecting people with their local trees. […]

19 Sep

Wastebusters and York PechaKucha

Our Wastebusters came 12th in their miniature nature reserve on wheels in the Micklegate Run Soapbox Challenge on the Bank Holiday Monday. Flowery driver Stuart was supported by his team bees in beating last year’s time with a very good 37s. However, the competition was a lot tougher this year with just seconds in between […]