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My love for the natural world and environment, began before I can remember. Many of my fondest childhood memories were spent outside searching for frogs, newts, and other animals. This passion led me to study Conservation Biology, where I learnt about the myriad of threats facing the natural world. But after witnessing first-hand the devastating impacts of climate-induced natural disasters, on both people and wildlife, my focus shifted away from just conservation to bringing about meaningful solutions to the climate crisis. I therefore undertook an MSc at the University of Leeds in Climate Change and Environmental Policy, which equipped me with the necessary knowledge and skills to help confront the climate and ecological crises.

Alex is our nurseries Sustainability Lead

Helping NCN (as their Sustainability Officer) use the guidance suggested via the Eco-Wheel scheme has offered me a perfect opportunity to do just that. At NCN we are helping the next generation of children understand how they can live more sustainably and how to truly appreciate the environment we live in. As a team, we can identify and prioritise key actions our nurseries should take to maximise our ability to make effective change. Helping to safeguard the planet for current and future generations

Frequently Asked Questions

Click the questions to discover a detailed answer. We are hoping that as we are given more questions by parents, we can start to add further FAQs to this list.

If there is a climate emergency, why isn’t the government doing more about it?
Surely the changes need to be made by countries like the USA and China. The UK is not a big contributor to the problem?
An Introduction to Climate Change
Is a ‘Planetary Health Diet’ also healthy for my child?
How bad actually is plastic pollution, isn’t it the most important issue?
I’ve heard a lot about palm oil, but why is it a problem?
Is organic farming better for the environment and climate?
I recycle, isn’t that enough?
Are there any good books I could read to help me learn more?