Make a Difference

Looking to make London greener, healthier and wilder? So are we.

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Be a National Park City Maker

Read our 64 page Maker Guide

Britain’s vanishing front gardens: Are we letting the most local of all green spaces disappear?

When people talk about how green their area is, they often mention parks and green spaces but not domestic front gardens, even though these can make up...

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School Pupils Take Action for Conservation

Early in December, teams of school pupils, all passionate about conservation, faced a panel of 'Dragons' to pitch their inspirational conservation projects. ...

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Setup a resident driven tree planting scheme

In 2011 two residents of Brockley started Brockley Society’s street tree campaign, working in partnership with Lewisham council to facilitate...

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Read our 64 page Maker Guide

Our 64 page 'Maker' Guide launched at the National Park City Festival is full of examples of people showing what makes London a National Park City -...

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Culture of Confinement is a Child Rights Issue

Older generations know from experience how nature can help us feel good, it is vital that we ensure younger generations can also discover the beauty and...

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Make Life Better

LET'S MAKE LIFE BETTER! Do you ever feel that life could be better? We do. The good news is that while we face challenges, there are lots of things...

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A 24-hour walk around London

It’s 8am and myself and five friends are collecting hot cups of tea from the counter of a greasy spoon. We arrived just as they opened and are proud first...

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National Park City Maker Groups

National Park City Maker Groups By working together we can get so much more done and faster too! National Park City Makers can join up into informal...

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How to provide digital information in the park using video

We have recently installed a digital component to our Nature Trail in Jubilee Country Park. The aim is to encourage more young people to use the...

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Getting Edible and Healthy

We all live in a very urban environment here in London and many of our children have never experienced eating an apple straight from a tree. Nor...

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Use your imagination for Our City London

The National Film and Television's, Motion Graphics and Titles students made a set of films to promote their ideas of London as a National Park...

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Read the People's Manifesto For Wildlife

The People's Manifesto for Wildlife... Was conceived to publish a set of informed ideas from a parliament of strong, independent voices. Ideas which, if...

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Making ‘Stay With Love’ outdoor pallet benches

In South London, Transition Town Tooting (TTT) and the refugee charity CARAS have been working together in a community project partnership since...

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How to Make a Friends Group

Green spaces need Friends! Do you value your local park or green space? Do you want to see improvements there, and more people using it? Do you...

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We are our choices

"We are our choices" - JP Sartre Citizen as participant Let's reject the title of consumer. I reject that name because I don't want to take more...

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Become a citizen scientist and research prosperity in your local area

There are many ways to make a difference in your local area. One great way is to conduct your own research project, and share your findings with...

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Make where you live wilder

What if we made where we live wilder? Watch our film of Londoners rewilding London wherever and however they can. What if even more created great...

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Be a National Park City Maker

  Anyone can be a National Park City Maker: Helping improve life in London by getting outdoors and making the city greener, healthier and wilder. A...

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Start thinking naturally at school

Could your school do more outdoor learning? For ideas watch this video featuring children and adults of Christ Church Primary School, Brixton and...

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See your own Make a Difference article here

We would love to see your own articles on how people can make a difference around London.  We are looking for articles that inspire and support...

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