GET IN TOUCH
We welcome any communications from individuals, companies, organisations or local councils looking to offset their carbon emissions or help to improve biodiversity. Alternatively you can follow BioCap's journey, mapping the countryside, creating rewilding projects and capturing carbon, by connecting with us on social media.
We want to build a community of like-minded individuals who care about their local area and want to help save the planet and its wildlife. To make this community more effective we will invite industry leading experts to provide insightful discussions on carbon capture and biodiversity development at open meetings over MeetUp or in person. You can read a summary of our discussions on the News page of our website.
We are always on the look our for individuals with the relevant experience and a passion for conservation to join our organisation as a volunteer and help to develop our work. Our current team includes volunteers who bringing marketing, GIS mapping and photography skills but we need even more help as we continue to grow.
Over the coming months, we will be starting our first carbon capture project in West Berkshire and we hope the local community will join us in planting of native trees and the maintenance of this new rewild area of the countryside. It is an excellent opportunity to spend some time in nature and contribute to the restoration of biodiversity in your area.
Current seeking individuals with experience in either:
Natural history of West Berkshire
If you would like to find out more about opportunities at BioCap then please get in touch with our Communications Officer, Adam, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can message us on Facebook or LinkedIn.
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.
OFFSET YOUR CARBON
We are currently developing a new platform that would allow individuals or businesses to fund local projects that improve biodiversity and, over time, capture excess carbon in our atmosphere to offset the emissions of our daily lives. This platform will work as a marketplace whereby a credit equal to a certain amount of carbon in the atmosphere can be bought; this money will go towards the establishing of a new wild area and its upkeep over decades to come.
West Berkshire will be our first test area for this scheme, with our aim to to offset the 5.8 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) that is emitted every year per person on average in this county. With your input we can make West Berkshire carbon neutral and build a healthier and more sustainable future. If successful, we hope to bring this scheme to counties across the UK and eventually create a global in the face of climate change.