Promise for nature

Join us this leap year to make a promise for nature. From building a bug hotel to reducing your carbon footprint, we're inviting you to make simple promises to help nature and wildlife thrive.

We can work together to take care of our environment and the animals that depend on it. Whether it's a small change like switching to energy-efficient lightbulbs, or volunteering for a monthly beach clean, there are lots of ways to get involved. 

And you won't be doing it alone. Many of our staff and volunteers will be joining in too and making their own promises for nature. 

We all have that special place in nature that makes us go ‘ahhh’ or ‘wow’ or maybe even ‘woohoo’. Is it a hilltop where you can see for miles around, or that spot next to the kitchen window where you get to eavesdrop on the birds’ morning natter?

There’s never been a more important time to look after the places we love to escape to, whether it’s snow-topped mountains, or local parks nestled in the centre of our communities.

Make a promise

Start with small steps

When it comes to helping the environment, sometimes small steps go a long way. Looking for ways to be kinder to the environment can feel like a big task but we can all make small changes for more sustainable lifestyle. 

We have lots of stories to share about what we’re up to. You’ll hear from our rangers and tree experts, as well as read about the current state of nature and what we’re doing about it. And to help you find ways to achieve your promise we’ve gathered up lots of ideas. Take a look at some of our top tips for this season. 

Codger's Fort on the estate at Wallington, Northumberland

Podcast: Making a promise for nature

Listen to our promise for nature special podcast episode. Hear some of the promises that people are making this year to do their bit for nature.

Top tips this season

	Children enjoying gardening activities in the Kitchen Garden at Osterley Park and House, London

What's our connection to nature? 

Research we've conducted in partnership with the University of Derby has found that people in the UK have a growing concern about the decline of nature. The study also showed that people who make small, every day connections with nature are much more likely to take action to protect it.