Eco-Expert in Four Steps with Make it Wild

By Lydia Neave, Marketing Assistant, Make it Wild Ever felt overwhelmed with the problems facing the planet? That feeling of wanting to help to make a difference, but not knowing where to start is all too familiar. Messages in the news and social media ...
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Mother’s Day or Mother Nature’s Day?

by Lydia Neave On the approach to Mother’s Day it’s time to start thinking about our special mums and all they do for us, and how we are going to celebrate them. We tend to show them our love by offering gifts of flowers or chocolates, but let’s take it...
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fast fashion

Fast Fashion: Part 2

Part 2 - What can we do to help? What can we, as consumers, do to help? In Fast-Fashion, Part 1, I explained the damaging environmental impact of Fast-Fashion. As a consumer you have the power to vote with your pound, your demand is what drives p...
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fast fashion

Fast Fashion: Part 1

Part 1 - What's the Problem? The fashion sector is massive, with 6% of all UK consumer expenditure being on clothing and shoes in 2015 and 555,000 people employed in fashion related industries in the UK alone. This means that as an industry its impact i...
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markets in north yorkshire

Markets and Events – Spring 2019

We are looking forward to getting back into the routine of our regular markets in North Yorkshire. We also some special events in the next few weeks. December was hectic and we thoroughly enjoyed attending lots of markets and meeting lots of lovely custome...
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turtle approved

Turtle Approved

At Make It Wild we are very proud to have been recently (January 2019) awarded "Turtle Approved" certification. This award was made by an independent international organisation. This means we are recognised as a business that does not distribute disposabl...
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tammys poem

“… Watch Nature Flourish in all its Glory”

Last year we were happy to welcome Tammy on a visit to Bank Woods – she worked with Chris fifteen years ago, and was curious to see our new venture. This week she shared this poem with us. We are so pleased that she was moved to write about Make it Wil...
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Scalpel to Spade

How this surgeon ended up planting trees   I always wanted to be a surgeon! After a long training, I was appointed Consultant ENT Surgeon at a large teaching hospital. Alongside my work with patients, I was actively involved in teaching. I stud...
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Make it wild markets

Make it Wild Markets – Autumn and Winter 2018

Make it Wild Markets At Make it Wild we have thoroughly enjoyed getting out and meeting people at markets and pop-up events over the last few months. It has been great fun talking to people about our Nature Reserves, Tree Dedications, and our range of eco-...
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biodiversity

Biodiversity

What is Biodiversity? Biodiversity is the existence of a wide variety of plant and animal species living in their natural environment. When is International Biodiversity Day? International Biodiversity Day is on 22nd May each year. It was set up by the U...
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dedicate a tree for mothers day

Why Dedicate a Tree?

We are very happy to offer 'Dedicate a Tree' gifts. We call them 'Buy a Piece of Nature'. Even before we set up Make it Wild, we had already given and exchanged gifts of dedications of trees in our family. We think it's a great idea! A Dedication gift is...
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fathers day special

Father’s Day – things you might not know

When is Father's Day? In the UK and USA  we celebrate Father's Day on the third Sunday in June, and in 2018 that's 17th June. In European Roman Catholic culture 'fatherhood' was traditionally celebrated on St Joseph's day, 19th March, and this date is stil...
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what is world environment day

What is World Environment Day?

What is World Environment Day? The United Nations General Assembly founded World Environment Day in 1974. It takes place every year in June 5th. It is the UN's main annual event to encourage awareness all around the world, about the importance of protecting...
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