Ecology

Bentley Urban Farm: an everyday retreat for extraordinary times

Musicians play together at Bentley Urban Farm

An update from Warren Draper about what’s been going on at Bentley Urban Farm during lockdown, and what the future holds. The tragedy of the Covid-19 pandemic has affected every single one of us. Grief and illness are obviously the deepest and most immediate of wounds, but even those whose families have not been directly …

Tree-mendous: the Power of Protest in the Face of Emergency

Back in September 2019 I was excited by the forward-thinking and well-informed decision made by Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council (DMBC) to declare a ‘Climate & Biodiversity Emergency’ after a 2018 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) suggested that there was a slim twelve year window where we could act to keep global …

Seven Minutes To Change The World: Doncopolitan Joins The Extinction Rebellion

Having featured the amazing Scarlett Lee from Extinction Rebellion Nottingham in the latest Doncopolitan (page 18) – who, as one of the thousand people arrested in London last week, has forced UK politicians to debate climate change – we decided to head down to the London for the XR protests to offer our support. Warren …