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Bozena Jankowska marks the launch of her debut LUXURY collection with a new ecommerce sustainable luxury platform

Bozena Jankowska has launched her new ecommerce platform to mark the launch of her sustainable luxury debut collection. ‘This online platform is just the beginning for the label. I want to create a space where luxury fashion and sustainability are bought together to highlight inspiring stories about environmental and social issues that will make a difference to our lives’, says Bozena Jankowska the Founder and Creative Director behind the label.


Urban Buzz is Underway in Bristol

It is well known that pollinators are in significant decline. Buglife, the Invertebrate Conservation Trust aims to help combat this with the national Urban Buzz project. Recently launched in Bristol the project will inject colour and wildlife back into the Greater Bristol area, transforming mown and unused urban spaces into vibrant areas, buzzing with life!  The Urban Buzz project is funded by The Biffa Award, Bunzl, Garfield Weston Foundation and supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.


New analysis – Crop yields doing well and good news on sprays since bee-harming pesticide ban

As EU countries are poised to vote on a proposal to introduce tougher restrictions on bee-harming insecticides a new analysis shows fears that the existing ban would result in a huge loss of crops and a massive increase in insecticide use in the UK have not been realised.    Having committed to support the tougher ban the  UK is now able to argue that banning neonicotinoids can be cost-effective as well as environmentally wise.    


Buglife Scotland release new guidance to help boost pollinators!

Our pollinators are in decline! This message is coming from scientists, wildlife organisations and Government. Buglife Scotland has today released a new document that provides guidance for local authorities on how to help pollinators locally through a local pollinator action plan.   


Detailed detective work leads to rediscovery of rare snail.

Thanks to the dedication and hard work of volunteers and Buglife staff, Buglife Scotland’s HLF funded Marvellous Mud Snails project has rediscovered two populations of the rare Pond mud snail (Omphiscola glabra). One population in Falkirk had not been recorded in 100 years! A key component of this project is to reassess the known populations of the Pond mud snail and look through historical records to try and rediscover old populations.


Finally UK follows science and backs bee saving pesticide ban

Today Michael Gove has announced the most radical, and much to be welcomed, shift in the UK’s position on neonicotinoids since Buglife first wrote to Defra ministers in 2008 raising concerns about risks to wild bees and aquatic life.  


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