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Five for Friday: 5 blog favourites from March and April

 

It’s been a busy few months on the blog site, so much so I didn’t even get around to doing my last Five for Friday. There were so many other interesting and important pieces that kept it off the schedule! Because of this, I’ve picked five blogs from March and April to highlight to you. But before I do I want to share with you some exciting news here on the blog.

You’ll notice a blog piece that my colleague Neil Gunn has posted about the UK Blog Awards and our achievements at the awards ceremony…yes I said award! However, I’m not going to go into any more details as I’d be stealing his mantle, but you can read more about it in Neils blog.

Here’s my Five for Friday:

Earth Hour

The 29 March was a big day for us and the rest of the world as we took an hour out of our days to tell people to #bebrilliant and celebrate our amazing planet…Aside from Sophie Ellis Bextor’s performance, and an appearance from Dougie from McFly, you’ll even read about how my band played one of the events!

Singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor in her sparkly dress, Earth Hour, South Bank Centre, London © Richard Stonehouse / WWF-UKSinger Sophie Ellis-Bextor in her sparkly dress, Earth Hour, South Bank Centre, London © Richard Stonehouse / WWF-UK

Baby turtles

Emma Steele shared a story about Turtles and a rare experience a colleague had with these magnificent but endangered creatures whilst on holiday in the Cape Verde.

Children holding baby turtles in their hands © WWF-UKChildren holding baby turtles in their hands © WWF-UK

From bean to bar

In a warm up to Easter, Alison Peacham educates us about chocolate and her workshops with local pupils at the Living Planet Centre.

Chocolate cakes and packaging made by school children © Tristan Fewings / WWF-UKChocolate cakes and packaging made by school children © Tristan Fewings / WWF-UK

London Marathon

Our events blogger Richard Whitty tells us about his race in the capital, doing the Mobot,  and how he almost got overtaken by a man on crutches.

London Marathon runners near Big Ben © ShutterstockLondon Marathon runners near Big Ben © Shutterstock

Investing in Virunga

Andrea Marandino talks to us about the increasing plight of the Virunga National Park and how investors can help to save such areas of heritage.

Baby mountain gorilla, Virunga © Martin Harvey / WWF-CanonBaby mountain gorilla, Virunga © Martin Harvey / WWF-Canon

What’s coming up

  • EU elections – our CEO David Nussbaum talks about how the European elections are an opportunity for you to not only vote, but have your say about environmental policies at the same time.
  • Brighton Marathon – our event blogger Katie Crossley writes an emotional blog about her marathon experience, how the memory of her Dad kept her going, being overtaken by a peacock and needing the loo a lot.
  • Going all social – Social Media Manager Tom Brickley talks about social media within the organisation, about RT’s and ‘likes’ and how you can get involved.
  • Get him to the Geek – as well as going all social on you, we’re getting tecchie too. Our web developer Paul Roberts talks about a recent Conservation Hackathon he attended, and how new ways of presenting data can reach new audiences.
  • Trumpeting about Elephants – Natalie Clark talks about a personal trip to Thailand, her holiday work with an elephant conservation project and giving lives back to working street elephants.

 What do you think of my Five for Friday blog? Leave me a comment.

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