View of the two Lakes from the Path to Haystacks. May 2014. Attribution: Nessy-Pic
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"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[1]

Community action projects[edit | edit source]

  • Pesticide-Free Towns, see Pesticide-Free Towns – success stories, from Read how villages, towns and cities are going pesticide free and how you can make positive change where you live.

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Maps[edit | edit source]

England Noise and Air Quality Viewer, added 16:56, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

How clean is the air where you are?

NightBlight, CPRE

UK Ambient Air Quality Interactive Map, Defra UK, government site

What's in Your Backyard? Local and national environmental data from the Environment Agency

Citizens data initiative[edit | edit source]

Wasteminster: A Downing Street Disaster
Authors: Greenpeace UK, May 17, 2021

"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,, added 14:56, 4 February 2022 (UTC)
  • UK AIR, air quality information resource, Defra

Apps for sustainability[edit | edit source]

FixMyStreet - LitterGram

Other resources[edit | edit source]

  •, a source of advice and help for those suffering from noise pollution added 17:00, 13 July 2020 (UTC)

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

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Authors Phil Green
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Created July 29, 2015 by Phil Green
Modified March 26, 2024 by Phil Green
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