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The Reading and District Natural History Society was founded way back in 1881 to encourage the study of natural history in the Reading area. Our members come from all around Reading but the ‘district’ is a very general area and members come from as far afield as South Oxfordshire, Maidenhead, Hook and Thatcham.
The Reading Geological Society are a friendly and enthusiastic group for amateurs, professionals and all those interested in Earth sciences, to discover more about the earth, its rocks, minerals and fossils.
Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association was launched in January 2007 to help ensure that veteran and other significant trees in and around the district of Wokingham were properly identified, protected and managed - and to increase public awareness of their importance. The Association supports the Wokingham District Veteran Tree Survey, which aims to map veteran and significant trees in the Wokingham area. Members also organise tree-related talks, walks, visits and other events to which all are welcome.
Berkshire Geoconservation Group aims to work with local authorities, landowners and the general public to safeguard our special landscape for future generations and to promote understanding of this resource. They designate sites of significance within the county so that these can be conserved and enhanced where appropriate. Over the year they have a regular programme of walks to areas of interest and anyone is most welcome along on these. They are always happy to give talks to local groups about the area.
According to the Rainforest Alliance, between 50 and 80 per cent of all logging in countries such as Indonesia, the Cameroon, Bolivia, and the Brazilian Amazon is estimated to be illegal. The good news is that wood provenance can be certified by third-party schemes: there are now several independent bodies that follow the production of raw materials and certify material that comes from sustainably-run forests.
The World Land Trust (WLT) is an international conservation organisation that takes direct action to save rainforest and other biologically important lands — we buy it, acre by acre.
If you are interested in other local environmental issues you may be interested in joining the Reading Environmental Network Group. This is a yahoo based group that is 'A network of green voluntary and community organisations in Reading with an interest in environmental, planning and conservation issues. An opportunity to network, share ideas and information, and have a stronger collective voice in the town.'
TV Energy has been established in the Thames Valley, with the mission: To promote and facilitate practical sustainable energy solutions and provide education for communities, businesses, organisations and individuals within the Thames Valley and beyond. TV Energy operates in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey and northern Hampshire.
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