30 Days Wild: Can you make room for nature this June?

Thursday 28th May 2015

This June, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust are asking everyone do something wild every day for a month. The challenge is simple and designed to delight: make room for nature - no matter where you are or how busy your life. Make this the month when you do something wild every day – and let us motivate you!

 

Everyone who signs up to The Wildlife Trusts’ 30 Days Wild - the UK’s first ever month-long nature challenge - will receive a pack full of encouragement, ideas and ‘Random Acts of Wildness’. They will also receive a funky wall chart to track progress, a wild badge, and regular blasts of inspiration throughout June straight to their inbox to help everyone make nature part of their lives.

Sign up to the 30 Days Wild challenge! Detect, discover, dig; invite, inhale, immerse; shout, scatter and sweep… we’ve listed 101 fun and intriguing ideas to get you started. It’s all about making time for nature in your life - and it’s free.

 

 

 

Have you signed up yet? Can you do something wild every day this June? Challenge starts Monday!

Posted by Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust on Friday, 29 May 2015

 

 

Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust President and Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison is a supporter of The Wildlife Trusts’ month-long challenge. She can’t wait to get started – she says:

“This month we want you to do something wild! You could climb to the highest hill, take a wild photo or even follow a bumble bee to see where it takes you. Join us for 30 Days Wild and find your wild life!

We know that a generation of children are growing up disconnected from nature – only 1 in 10 children ever play in wild places. But this is a problem that affects adults too. It can be difficult to create the right moment or to find time for nature in busy lives. We’re here to inspire people – whatever your age, wherever you live, we want everyone to feel they can take part.

The Wildlife Trusts are asking people to invent their own ‘Random Acts of Wildness’ or use our list for our inspiration – these acts are everyday ways to connect with nature or help wildlife. This could be as simple as:

  • Inhale: take a few seconds out to smell a wildflower
  • Record: put wild sounds onto your phone and make them your ringtone – you’ll be transported back to the wild every time you get a call
  • Encounter: share a close encounter with a favourite species – take a friend along to a Wildlife Trust event
  • Create: make a wild work of art outdoors and leave it for others to enjoy

Share progress and ideas using #30DaysWild or join our facebook group. People who sign up can also take a wildness quiz which has been developed with the University of Derby to measure people’s connection to nature, happiness and their pro-nature behaviour before and after the month.