Saving the planet

A young person's guide to saving the planet.

Young people are our best hope for a better world. We asked young people who are involved in our projects what's important to them about climate and the environment. Here you will find their top tips for saving the planet, stories, activity guides, recipes and lots more... 


10 things you can do for the environment and nature 

Young people recommend 10 things we can all do to help protect the environment and look after nature.

Youth forum top tips for environment


How to be an eco-conscious mountain biker

Mountain biking can be a great way of exploring the countryside and connecting with nature, but it's really important to be aware of the potential impact that it can have on the environment. Thom’s guide to being an eco-conscious mountain biker includes top tips to help protect the spaces we love whilst still having a great time in the hills! 

Mountain bike Yorkshire Dales


Greta Thunberg and 14 more inspirational activists to follow

Inspirational environmental activists to follow on Instagram, as recommended by young people who are passionate about the environment.

Young people woodlands Yorkshire Dales


Heidi's beginners guide to composting 

Did you know that composting at home for just 1 year can save global warming gases equivalent to all the carbon dioxide (CO2) your kettle produces annually or your washing machine in 3 months (recyclenow.com). Here's Heidi's guide for How to get started with composting

Compost bin


Make your own beeswax food wraps

Beeswax wraps are a great environmentally-friendly alternative to cling film, plastic sandwich bags and even foil. Reusable food wrap is a more
sustainable option, preventing toxic plastics from having to be produced. It’s also a great way to save money. Here’s how to make beeswax food wraps yourself at home.

Beeswax food wraps