Last week was Bike Week and just the challenge we needed here in the south east regional office to ‘step up’ – or should that be - pedal - for nature.
A whopping 68% of our journeys to and from work were made by bike or on foot (well we didn’t want foot power to go unrecognised and walking is just as good for the planet after all).
We are pretty lucky here in Brighton as lots of people live near enough for this not to be too much of a problem. However there were plenty who made the extra effort by substituting bus journeys with walking.
And it’s a reminder that there are lots of little ways we can all make a big difference and Step up For Nature.
If you took part in our summer garden wildlife survey Make Your Nature Count you’ve still got until 2nd July to submit your results.
The information you provide helps tell us how summer species are faring in our gardens and green spaces and which may need our help.
And even if you didn’t manage to take part this year you can start making your garden wildlife friendly now so that it provides shelter and food for all sorts of creatures in time for next year.
From a few potted plants and wildflowers on a balcony, to putting up a nest box, to digging a pond and planting trees in a garden – everything will help.
Or if you’d like to get more involved in the RSPB’s work we’re always looking for volunteers.
There are all sorts of opportunities but in the coming month we’re focussing on Corporate Team Challenges. So why not escape the office and have a fun day out learning new skills with your team. Ditch your suit and don your wellies!
And keep an eye out for our latest campaign actions. You can add your voice to thousands of others making sure politicians and government are listening.
In July we’re asking them to encourage more environmentally friendly farming and you can help by emailing your MEP to ask them to protect funding for wildlife-friendly farming here.
There are new steps each month and also coming up there’ll be the opportunity to help with our swift survey and support the rainforest appeal.
So keep checking in to see how you can help Save Nature now and for future generations.