Nature and Us – the national conversation about Wales’ natural environment
Over the next ten weeks, Natural Resources Wales in collaboration with the Welsh Government is hosting a Wales-wide conversation about the future of our natural environment. It’s called Nature and Us. Nature and Us involves the people of Wales in a national conversation about the natural environment. The aim is to develop a shared vision for the year 2050 and consider the changes we need to make leading up to 2030 and 2050, as individuals and as a country
We want everyone in Wales to have their say and there are lots of ways people can get involved: Completing a Nature and Us survey, taking part in one of our online events or volunteering for a focus group. Most of this is online but there is help for those who find accessing the internet a bit more difficult.
The natural environment is vital for all of us: the climate and nature emergencies are already happening and affecting us all. Conversations about the importance of taking action for our natural environment have also been building over a number of years. That’s why we need a shared vision – a vision that has been developed in collaboration with the people of Wales that we can all get behind and work to achieve. This won’t be NRW’s vision – it will belong to everyone in Wales.
The first part of the campaign will happen online at www.natureandus.wales – and it all starts on the 17th of February 2022. However, we are writing to you in advance to ask for your help and support in spreading the word and ensuring as many people as possible get involved.
Today, we are sharing with you a link to the Nature and Us Stakeholder Toolkit. It contains several downloadable campaign resources (eg. graphics, videos, images, posters) which can be shared digitally or physically with your networks. It also includes examples of content, which can be posted as social media messages (using the hashtag #NatureandUs) or shared as articles via your website, internal or external newsletters. These explain how people can get involved and have their say.
To access the toolkit, follow the link and enter your details Nature and Us Stakeholder Toolkit.
Your personal data will be processed in line with GDPR requirements and not be shared with anyone outside the Nature and Us programme. Read our privacy notice.
We are sharing this toolkit with you today to make it easier to plan how and when you use the materials. However, it is important that you do not share these materials publicly, until the national conversation officially opens at 09:00AM on the 17th of February.
Bringing organisations and individuals together and starting a national conversation about the natural environment is an important first step in developing a shared vision. If you’re able to support the campaign, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how you intend to share the content.
If you know of anyone else who may also be interested and willing to get involved, please feel free to put them in touch with us or pass on their details.
Thank you in advance for any support you can provide to the Nature and Us campaign, we look forward to working with you.