This article focuses on information specific to United Kingdom. Please see our Environment quality page for a topic overview.
"I don't drive to birdwatch any more. I walk from my house. I'm under no pressure to see anything exciting. I've stopped commodifying it. I just think of being out where I should be. Whenever I do that I'm really thankful for it. Nature is not there to make me feel better. It's something we can use to help us but ultimately we have to be there for it as well. And we've got to make wholesale changes to how we live." Joe Harkness
Community action projects[edit | edit source]
- Pesticide-Free Towns, see Pesticide-Free Towns – success stories, from pan-uk.org. Read how villages, towns and cities are going pesticide free and how you can make positive change where you live.
Resources[edit | edit source]
Networks[edit | edit source]
- Adfree Cities, network of groups across the UK who are concerned about the impacts of corporate advertising on our health, wellbeing, environment, climate, communities and the local economy
- Network for Clean Air
- Pesticide Action Network UK
- Zilch.org.uk, national network of individuals in the UK working to eliminate littering.
Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]
Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]
"1.8 million kilograms of the UK's plastic waste is exported to other countries every single day." The video gives a visualisation of the amount for a single day. One of the comments invites us to imagine the amount for a whole year.
- Ranking UK supermarkets on pesticides, 2021, pan-uk.org, added 14:56, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
- UK AIR, air quality information resource, Defra
Maps[edit | edit source]
England Noise and Air Quality Viewer, extrium.co.uk added 16:56, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
How clean is the air where you are? foe.co.uk
UK Ambient Air Quality Interactive Map, Defra UK, government site
What's in Your Backyard? Local and national environmental data from the Environment Agency
Other resources[edit | edit source]
- Noisenuisance.org, a source of advice and help for those suffering from noise pollution added 17:00, 13 July 2020 (UTC)
News and comment[edit | edit source]
see separate article: Environment quality UK news
Environmental inequality in the United Kingdom[edit | edit source]
UK environmental inequalities refers to the way in which the quality of the environment differs between different communities in the UK.
Examples of environmental inequalities in the UK include: Access to parks, green spaces and the natural environment; Exposure to flood risk; Air pollution; Exposure to harmful chemicals; Transport-related problems and Proximity to waste and landfill sites.
Responses to UK environmental inequalities have included NGO's, academia and government. W
Events[edit | edit source]
September 18 - 21 Beachwatch
May 18 - 23 Noise Action Week
April 24 - 30 Big Beach Clean-up
Marine Conservation Society
Campaigns[edit | edit source]
- River Action UK, campaigning body committed to addressing the severe problem of river pollution, added 12:40, 18 February 2021 (UTC), Nature Based Solutions from riveractionuk.com
- Badvertising, campaign to stop adverts fuelling the climate emergency, including ads for cars, airline flights and fossil fuels, added 16:41, 2 October 2020 (UTC)
- Pesticide-free towns and cities, pan-uk.org
- UK Noise Association
See also[edit | edit source]
- Environment quality
- Biodiversity UK
- Climate action UK
- Open spaces UK
- Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle UK
- Rural sustainability UK
- Trees, woodland and forest UK
- Urban sustainability UK
local information can be found, or shared, via our many UK location pages
External links[edit | edit source]
Information from gov.uk[edit | edit source]
- Committee on Radioactive Waste Management
- Environment Agency, public body responsible for protecting and improving the environment in England and Wales. W
- Floods destroy. Be prepared.
- Local environmental quality