GET IN TOUCH
As we are in the early stages of building our interactive mapping tool and planning projects, the best way to get involved at this time is to join our page on Facebook and subscribe to our mailing list. From this you can keep up to date with the latest news from BioCap to find out how we are progressing on our projects and what's new in the environmental sector.
You can also join us at one of our online MeetUps to meet the team and the community we are starting to build. The details of this can be found on our Events section or Facebook group. To learn about previous meetings and talks, you can read a summary in our News section.
Once our West Berkshire Opportunity Map is completed there will be practical tasks and projects for individuals, families and businesses to join and help. In these early stages e need to build support and awareness and are developing an active and informative events programme - please attend and let us know what you would like to hear about.
As soon as our first project commences we will open up positions for volunteers or team building days out.
However if you are looking for volunteering experience as part of the BioCap team then we are always on the look out for individuals with relevant experience and a passion for conservation. Currently we are seeking assistance in the areas listed below but please contact Ed on the Contact page to learn more about getting involved.
A landscape photographer to provide great images of West Berkshire
A historian/researcher to find and capture data that illustrates how West Berkshire's countryside and the wildlife within it has changed in our lifetimes.
HELP AT HOME
Rewild parts of your garden
A great first step in capturing carbon at home is to allow your grass to be a bit wild and weedy. Its quite simple; no spraying or weed killer, let your lawn grow and go wild through out the spring. Cut it in late July after everything has flowered. Watch as trefoil, clovers, daisies, buttercups, dandelions and other herbs and flowers take over providing a haven for pollinators and insects.
As your lawn becomes wild flower meadow, soils improve and extensive deep root systems capture carbon.
Start with a section or part of your garden let it grow as nature intended with minimal tending and it will create an incredible area of biodiversity.
OUR SUBSCRIPTION SERVICE
Over the coming year we will be offering a subscription based service for individuals and businesses to offset their carbon emissions.
For individuals, our aim is to design an inexpensive monthly fee that primarily covers the cost of capturing the average carbon emissions from daily activities. The average resident of West Berkshire emits 5.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) per annum. BioCap will offset this by establishing native broad leaved trees that as they grow to maturity offset this years carbon.
Ethical Businesses should get in touch with Ed. We would welcome a discussion as to how BioCap could assist with the offsetting of a businesses carbon emissions through the capture of carbon in local projects. We believe this will help business build a strong local brand, engage their staff in local projects and demonstrate to their customers their strong environmental credentials. We will be developing business subscriptions that reflect a businesses desire to get involved and contribute.
In future we hope to work towards a local business certification where a BioCap badge reflects the fact that your company cares about our Planet and is proactively reducing its carbon emissions, offsetting the remainder and enhancing biodiversity at the same time..