Benefits of Urban Greening

Two recent articles have come to our attention via the European Commission Science for Environment Policy. They look at the benefits of urban greening – the first relating to green walls which can lower energy consumption, support biodiversity and reduce flooding. This particular report explores the benefits green walls can also have on noise pollution.

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SRDP and WIAT Grants for Planting and Managing Woodlands in CSGN

New woodland creation and management of existing woodland will continue to be well-supported in the CSGN through the Scottish Rural Development Programme (SRDP) 2014 – 2020 Forestry Grant Scheme (FGS) which will be delivered jointly by Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) and Rural Payments and Inspections Division (RPID). The scheme will open to applications in March or April 2015.

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Health Benefits of Being Active

Health reports have been cropping up over the past month. We've been noticing that inactivity is a theme present throughout these, and how perhaps the CSGN, and the work that is being done in promoting active travel, could be a way to tackle the issues raised in the reports.

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John Muir Way Heralded as Great Success

The John Muir Way has been heralded as a great success today (Wednesday 24th December 2014) on the 100th anniversary of the death of the renowned naturalist.

The coast-to-coast route which runs between Dunbar and Helensburgh echoes John Muir’s own personal journey growing up in Scotland’s east coast town of Dunbar before travelling to the west coast, where he set sail for life in America. 

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Sir David Attenborough Supporting Outdoor Spaces for Schools

As schools are facing increasing pressures to take on more and more pupils, and for those that already have restricted space, the prospect of taking on more pupils is a complex issue to tackle.  This is currently affecting outdoor spaces in schools across England and has the potential to affect those across the UK.

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