In July, we officially became ecobirmingham a new independent charity for the city. Then, at the beginning of October we celebrated this change, setting out how we see our future at an event at Midlands Arts Centre. We were delighted to be joined by Natalie Fee, author, presenter, environmental campaigner and founder of City to Sea. She gave us inspiration, giving context on why the city needs to change and showing the level of work we aspire to.
Over the last three months young people across Birmingham have been invited to share the green issues that are important to them, locally or globally, through the medium of photography. Collected through an open, city-wide submission process this Summer, the Green Lens competition was open to 16-25 year olds. Organised by ecobirmingham in collaboration with
Dear Birmingham, Birmingham is a city built on its civic voice and civic pride. The Victorians left us what is now seen as one of Europe’s greenest cities, with 571 parks it is internationally recognised in the same league as Singapore and San Francisco (as UK’s only Biophilic city)! Another opportunity beckons: The Commonwealth Games
Why make the switch? The costs of clean energy have fallen rapidly in recent years. Moving to a tariff that includes 100% renewable electricity doesn’t mean bigger bills – in fact, most people will save money by switching. We all need to stop using coal, oil and gas and switch to limitless clean energy from sun,
This year we are changing to become a new independent charity, ecobirmingham that will help change the city. Under this banner, today, we have launched Green Lens, a photography and video competition for 16-25 year olds in Birmingham. Organised by ecobirmingham in collaboration with Ampersand Projects, the project will allow young people to have their
We are delighted to announce that one of our partnership projects has been chosen to represent urban community gardens at this year’s prestigious RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Since 2015, the Ecocentre has provided two days support a week to Allens Cross Community Association in Northfield, to deliver a community growing space for the Trescott housing estate.
Since 2015 Northfield Ecocentre has been able to offer 591 free Wild Bunch – forest school – places to children from families on income support thanks to various grants. We are delighted to be able to continue to do so throughout 2018. Free places have allowed these children to enjoy the benefits of regular contact
In 2017 we embarked on a project to provide some provoking educational postcards for a Theatre company who were creating a play for young children.
Since 2015 we have provided 2 days a week support to Allens Cross Community Association to deliver a community growing space for the Trescott housing estate. The Association had no experience of running a community garden…
Our popular holiday scheme for children aged 7-11 years old provides a safe environment to learn about the natural world.