Embrace Environmental Conservation and Horticulture Projects

Embrace Cooperation Ltd  www.myembrace.org

Embrace Cooperation Ltd. Environmental conservation projects, corporate volunteering, gardening/horticulture projects and school eco/nature projects.

Our first environmental project Natural History of Streatham Common began in 2007 when Embrace received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant to run a community project promoting the natural heritage of Streatham Common.

Our second environmental project was a one year Heritage Lottery funded project called Embrace Woodlands! which started in October 2009, Embrace Cooperation Ltd project ran this project in partnership with Trust for Urban Ecology (TRUE).

Since then we have continued to run grant funded community nature conservation and environmental education projects in London.

Photos by Students from Bannockburn Primary Schools of Lesnes Abbey Wood

Here are a selection of photos taken by Bannockburn Primary school students of Lesnes Abbey Wood, the Abbey  and the site’s wildlife. These photos were taken by the students on a number of nature walks in summer  2014. More photos by Bannockburn Primary school students from future walks will also be posted on the website.

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Secondary school nature survey on Streatham Common

On Thursday 8th May 2014 Embrace Cooperation Ltd staff and volunteers worked with St Joseph’s College students and staff to investigate different areas on Streatham Common, Lambeth.

It had been stated by several authorities that Streatham Common is one of Lambeth’s most important sites in nature conservation – not to mention it is home to the largest area of acid grassland and woodland in the Borough.

35 students from St Joseph’s College STEM club (STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and mathematics) came to Streatham Common and carried out a series of survey test at different locations. The student’s tested light, wind, temperature soil ph and soil temperature at various selected locations on the common. This activity will count towards the students STEM curriculum that shall lead to a recognized qualification.

Below are photos from the activity:

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St Josephs College students arriving at Streatham Common

 

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Students on Streatham Common London

 

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Explaining how to carry out nature survey tests

 

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Students being divided into groups for nature survey

 

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Students measuring soil ph

 

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Students testing soil temperature

 

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Students working with teacher

 

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Students showing the results the got on the survey

 

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Students explaining their survey results

 

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Students explaining their results and how they used the equipment

BETRA Family Fun Day Good Friday 18th April 12 noon to 4pm

Edible hedge planting and Easter egg hunt volunteer day at

Brayards Estate in Peckham, Southwark, London, SE15 2BZ

We will be asking you and others to VOLUNTEER to help on Good Friday to dig and plant our edible hedging around the boundary of the Estate.

As it is Easter time we will be offering our young people to also be given the opportunity to get involved in an Easter Egg Hunt.

Free refreshments and snacks will be available.

We need help organising this event, publicity, delivering flyers etc.Volunteers on the day

We would like to see this day as our Community getting together so bring family and friends to help make Brayards Estate a greener place.

Please contact Lorraine Beck for more details

Email betra.28@gmail.com              Phone  0207 635 5625

Website: http://betra.btck.co.uk/

Brayards Estate family fun day

Brayards Estate family fun day

One Planet Ventures new nature conservation / environmental education project

One Planet Ventures (in partnership with Embrace Cooperation Ltd) new nature conservation / environmental education project in Brixton, Lambeth, London

Environmental education / practical nature conservation project based in small park in Loughborough Junction funded by Western Riverside Environmental Fund.

Elam Street Open Space Lambeth London

This is One Planet Ventures first nature conservation / environmental education project. The project is based in a small park close to our office in Brixton, Lambeth, London. The project is run under the management of Embrace Environment (Embrace Cooperation Ltd) staff funding by The City Bridge Trust on behalf of One Planet Ventures.

Elam Street Open Space Lougborough Junction London

This project shall start in January 2014 and we expect the final activity to be in July 2014.  Through this project One Planet Ventures hope to gain close ties to the local community and also improve the features of Elam Street Open Space both for local community and wildlife.

For more information please contact:

Email: john.oneplanetventures@gmail.com

Phone (Embrace Cooperation Ltd): 02072749450

Project website :http://elamstopenspace.wordpress.com/

Deloitte volunteer day at Brayards Estate 26th September 2013

Over twenty corporate volunteers from Deloitte came to Brayards Estate in Peckham, London to help with the on going development of the Estates community areas. The Deloitte volunteers where contacted through Charity Community Service Volunteers (CSV) http://www.csv.org.uk/ who also helped organise everything for the volunteers for the day. While Embrace staff and Brayard Estate tenants […]

Ernst & Young Volunteers at Brayards Estate in Peckham

On Wednesday 21st August 2013,  thirteen volunteers from Ernst & Young spent a day at Brayards Estate in Peckham helping out. The day was supervised by Embrace staff & was organized by charity CSV . The volunteers did a great job. They  scrubbed the seating area and varnished it, fitted the benches and shelves to the […]

Embrace volunteers start RoarArt project at London Zoo

Richard Harding and Susie Peel started volunteering at Embrace in November 2012, after helping out with nature activities and gaining experience in the office helping to write applications. They went on to apply for funding for their own project RoarArt and after a gruelling process of selection their funding bid was successful and they gained £1000 from Starbucks.

Richard and Susie are now about to start their project RoarArt giving disadvantaged young people from Brixton the opportunity to visit one of Londons biggest attraction, London Zoo. The project incorporates fun filled learning about conservation and animals with art. The kids are going to produce a series of compelling images with collage, pencils and paint that will be exhibited to enhance peoples awareness of rare wildlife. The first session begins on 2nd August 2013.

Susie & Richard at London Zoo

Susie & Richard at London Zoo

Volunteers at Brayards Estate

10 volunteers from Bank of America came to Brayrads Estate in Peckham Southwark London on Thursday 18th July 2013 and under Embrace staff supervision did work to help improve the Estate. The volunteer day was organised by charity CSV The volunteers worked really hard on the day including moving rumble into bags ready for removal […]

Partnership with Brayards Estate TRA (BETRA)

Embrace has signed a partnership agreement with Brayards Estate TRA to jointly develop new projects/ funding applications for the benefit of the local community at Brayards Estate Peckham Southwark London. Embrace shall run these projects based at Brayards Estate with partners organisations & volunteers. Embrace shall also help BETRA with volunteer recruitment/supervision and project admin. […]

Open day nature activitie at The Lodge, Streatham

Embrace Cooperation Ltd shall be running nature activities aimed at children & teenagers Friday 31st May at The Lodge, 57 Crown Lane, Streatham, Lambeth, London. These nature activities shall be tasters as part the the week open day activities at the Lodge. Embrace is now running a gardening club at the Lodge on Friday mornings and shall also be running other nature activities at the Lodge as part of our City Bridge Trust funded project.

 

Streatham Lodge open week in Lambeth London

Streatham Lodge travel information

Streatham Lodge travel information