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Groundwork NEWY Blog

The Groundwork NEWY blog explores topical issues close to our hearts. Posts are from experts within Groundwork and we will feature a number of guest bloggers from our many different projects. Check back regularly to keep up to date with everything going on in the region.

Green Leaders anti plastic campaign

Our college media students are on a mission - to inform and to change habits where plastic usage is concerned. They are Green Leaders- using their skills and passion to tackle environmental and sustainability issues in their area

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Water quality flowchart

Fun for children and families to identify the water quality of a beck,canal, river, or stream

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Mrs X reached out to the Green Doctors for help

In 2012 Mrs X moved to a new home and began having problems with her energy supplier. After two years the problems escalated and Mrs X needed help to challenge the supplier, here is her story.

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The end of Seedlings at School

We asked our Education Officer at Groundwork NEWY, Ian, to look back at the last three years of the Bettys Seedlings at Schools project, as it draws to an end of its third and final year.

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Seedlings at School enters its third year!

Seedlings at School is now in its third year and going from strength to strength.

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River C'Aire Education

The Communities team at Groundwork are working really hard to inform the local area about the effects of litter and flooding as part of the River C’Aire programme. As well as tackling the after effects of flooding in the local river clean ups, the team are visiting schools to help educate the children on habitats and just how damaging this can be to the local wildlife.

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Showing C’Aire for the Aire

The Community Team have been out showing their care for the Aire with another environmental activity day; this time at Thwaites Water Mill in Leeds.

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Volunteering at Groundwork - Life Long Learning

This student volunteering week we want to celebrate all their hard work in making some of the biggest Groundwork projects a success. We sat down with one of our fabulous volunteers to find out about his experience.

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Arrival of autumn

Education Officer, Ian, shares with us an insight into the Seedlings at Schools project.

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Green Doctor – making a real difference

The Groundwork Green Doctors make a huge difference to the people they visit every day. We take a look at just one of the people they have helped.

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Why volunteer managers hold the key to happiness

Here at Groundwork we are so passionate about what we do and the projects that we are involved in. From time to time also want to share some of our insider knowledge with our readers!

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Zero Waste Week our favourite blogs

We want to celebrate the start of Zero Waste Week week by sharing with you some of our favourite blogs to help you reduce waste and save some money.

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