New Year Resolutions

Well it's February now, so how are your New Year resolutions coming along?  I suspect a lot of them have fallen by the wayside by now.  I make the same ones every year - play my cello more, visit my nan more often...etc etc, and they never really happen.

So why not make a resolution this year that'll really make a difference? 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity - the year that celebrates the diversity of life on Earth, including every plant, animal and micro-organism.  Organisations all over the world, including OPAL, are trying to raise awareness of how important biodiversity is, and what we can all do to help protect it.

As part of International Year of Biodiversity (IYB) people all over the country are making a pledge to Do One Thing for biodiversity this year.  It's easy to take part, just follow these two simple steps:

1. Choose a simple, fun pledge from the list below or you may know something you want to do already.

2. Let people know what your pledge is, using Twitter, email, Facebook or blogs, then try to inspire others to do the same. On Twitter you could begin your tweet by saying: 'I'm supporting biodiversity by (type your pledge in here and end with the following hashtag and web address) #iyb'

Here are some pledge ideas to get you thinking...

And what will my biodiversity pledge be?  Well I dont have a garden because I live in a flat but there are some trees and bits of grass around our car park, so I'm going to put up bird feeders to help our feathered friends through this freezing cold weather. And I must make sure I attend some of those Natural History Museum Wildlife Garden recording sessions - I've been promising Caroline (the Wildlife Garden manager) that'd I'd go for months now! 

So what are you going to pledge?