Birdgirl: A Young Environmentalist Looks to the Skies in Search of a Better Future

Birdgirl: A Young Environmentalist Looks to the Skies in Search of a Better Future

Lots of you will already know that I’ve written a new book. Birdgirl is my story – one defined by my love of birds, which bring joy and stillness in difficult times.

I also love Mick Manning’s amazing  Harpy Eagle illustration on the book front cover.

Discover a powerful, evocative and urgent new young voice in nature writing.

‘Birdwatching has never felt like a hobby, or a pastime I can pick up and put down, but a thread running through the pattern of my life.’

Meet Mya-Rose – otherwise known as ‘Birdgirl’. Birder, environmentalist, diversity activist. To date she has seen over five thousand different types of bird: half the world’s species.

Every single bird a treasure. Each sighting a small step in her family journey – a collective moment of joy and stillness. And each helping her to find her voice.

Since she was young, she has visited every continent to pursue her passion, seeing first-hand the inequality and reckless destruction we are inflicting on our fragile planet. And the simple, mindful act of looking for birds has made her ever-more determined to campaign for all our survival.

This is her story; a journey defined by her love for these extraordinary creatures. Because large or small, brown, patterned or jewelled, there is something about birds that makes us, even for just moments at a time, lift our eyes away from our lives and up to the skies.

Birdgirl is the perfect read for fans of H is for Hawk, Diary of a Young Naturalist, and any young or aspiring environmentalists.

It’s out 30th June 2022 from @vintagebooks

Preorder your copy now!

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Glastonbury Tour

Glastonbury Tour

Black2Nature was invited to get a behind the scenes tour of Glastonbury festival whilst it was being set up.

During the visit, we helped paint some of the collection bins used during the festival.

The weather was great for the tour as the rain held off till we were leaving, so we avoided being soaked!

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Interviewed in Economic Injustice

Interviewed in Economic Injustice

“Mya-Rose Craig tells the story of how she set up Black2Nature to help give young people in visible minority ethnic communities access to nature and tackle the lack of diversity in green spaces. She also talks about the climate emergency and the need for more urgent action.”

Find their post here: https://economicinjustice.org.uk/black-to-nature/

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Day with Nadeem Perera On Board a Greenpeace Boat as an Ocean Ambassador

Day with Nadeem Perera On Board a Greenpeace Boat as an Ocean Ambassador

Nadeem Perera visited the Operation Ocean Witness team in Newhaven, UK.

Operation Ocean Witness is a six month Greenpeace UK operation, involving a new boat called Sea Beaver. The team will patrol the UK’s protected areas off the south coast and do what the government has so far failed to do – protect the UK’s marine protected areas from destructive fishing, a key Brexit promise which has been broken. Operation Ocean Witness will operate out of Newhaven from June until Autumn 2021.

 

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Why Access to Nature is a Social Justice Issue

Why Access to Nature is a Social Justice Issue

Emma Marsh the Director of RSPB England wrote this fantastic article about access to nature.

https://ww3.rics.org/uk/en/journals/land-journal/why-access-to-nature-is-a-social-justice-issue-.html

 

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