We declared a Nature Emergency for Sheffield!
Many of us have been urging Sheffield City Council to declare a biological or ecological emergency.
They wouldn't and so a group of us started to work together to change that - starting by keeping it simple and calling it a Nature Emergency.
And on May 21st, we joined 1000 other individuals and 300 groups to declare the emergency!
We had set up Nature Recovery Sheffield to take this forward. Current partners, alongside ourselves as Sheffield Friends of the Earth include Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, Sheffield Green Parents, Sheffield Climate Alliance, Diocese of Sheffield, Owlthorpe Fields Action Group and Kids Plant Trees.
Find out more about Nature Recovery Sheffield https://www.wildsheffield.com/naturesheffield/
We know the declaration is just the first step. After that, we will set up a consultation for businesses, political bodies, individuals, funding bodies and organisations who wish to be involved in Nature Recovery Sheffield.
We will then work together to:
- Find solutions that are great for people and great for nature, solutions that also help tackle the climate crisis.
- Set targets and a timeline. What does success look like for Sheffield’s nature recovery?
- Take action to bring back wildlife - from small actions in everyday life to securing more land and water that’s great for nature.
- Act locally, think globally, linking what we do in Sheffield with actions around the UK and world.
- Ensure everyone in Sheffield can experience and enjoy the benefits nature brings.
We Declare a Nature Emergency for Sheffield!