The UK is one of the most nature depleted countries in the world and we are living through an ecological crisis. Returning to wilder ecosystems should not just be left to a few large landowners or the big conservation charities - everyone who owns or manages land needs to be helping to restore nature, so we can create a rich patchwork of biodiversity and improve access to nature for everyone. Wilding Campuses is not a rewilding programme but instead aims for ambitious management of university and college campuses bringing people, plants and wildlife into these spaces.
We're proposing a new scheme to provide resources for students' union and institution partnerships to work together on native habitat creation, and move towards ‘edible campuses’ including fruit and nut trees for students, staff and wildlife to forage. We want to ensure that, in addition to increasing biodiversity, we are providing tangible ways to empower individuals to tackle the climate crisis and reconnect them to nature.
Please read our concept note for further details.
If you would like to be kept up to date on the progress of Wilding campuses, or have any questions, please email Odette.
May 4, 2022
How food is produced is critical. When farms adopt climate and nature friendly farming practices, carbon can be stored, soil health can increase and nature can be restored.
April 26, 2022
We’re applying for funding to run a pilot programme bringing people, plants and wildlife onto UK university and college campuses – would you like your university or college to be part of it?