Good to Know...

27th March, 2019

E-mail Alternatives – Green, Secure, No ads, Small is Beautiful...?

A number of smaller e-mail providers offer a positive choice to the 'big boys'. They all have different attributes: some are free, most have servers in countries with strict privacy laws; some offer possibilities for secure end to end encryption, all are ad free and several are community operated and/or green powered.

A few we have been trialling: Runbox (Norway) ; Tutanota (Germany) ; Mailfence (Belgium) ; ProtonMail (Switzerland) There are more...

Free, or for the price of a coffee a month, maybe the smaller e-mail providers are worth supporting in terms of the 'Internet for Good'?


Friends of Nature now on Twitter

20th March, 2019

We now have a twitter account, essentially used as a feed from our main facebook news page.

For any twitter users out there the link is here:

Dutch Friends of Nature celebrates its 95th anniversary in 2019

3rd December, 2018

Dutch Nivon Friends of Nature celebrates its 95th anniversary with a festival in June 2019.  Read more here and plans for the 100th Anniversary in 2024: PDF icon NIVON 95th Birthday.pdf

***Friends of Nature Day 2018***

16th September, 2018

It was in Vienna, on the 16th September 1895, that the Friends of Nature movement was officially founded with the first elected Chairman and the creation of the articles of association.

Today we celebrate the 123rd Anniversary along with other member groups and countries around the globe.  A day to be proud!!  For over a century Friends of Nature has been advocating the careful use of resources, respect for nature and a fair and just society for all.  Worthy goals which are as relevant today as they were in the last century.

So on this special day why not make a resolution to tell others of our work...?  If everyone could just recruit one new member we could double our membership and spread the word more widely.

A good source of information for the global nature of projects is our umbrella organisation Naturefriends International (NFI) which showcases the ongoing ethos of working co-operatively, together, across boundaries, towards a better world for everyone:

Happy Friends of Nature Day!!

*Today our house in Kirk Yetholm sends the second installment of 1000 euros to the work of NFI, 1000 euros each year for 5 years. Donations big or small will be put to good use. Who else will join us...?

and finally,

What does Friends of Nature/Naturefriends mean to you...? - complete our feedback survey here:…/a.80978407909…/1502912363119235/…

Earby Hostel seeks new manager...

20th August, 2018

The former YHA Earby Hostel has been completely refurbished to a high standard, ready to open as an Independent Friends of Nature Hostel.

There is the opportunity for the right person(s) to run the hostel as an independent business.

Applications are invited with CV and business plan before 15th November 2018. The hostel will be open for viewing Friday 14th to Monday 17th September 2018 inclusive between 10-00am and 3-00pm or by appointment.

For further information contact Earby Town Council on, or via:
The Clerk.
Earby Town Council,
The Parish Rooms,
Victoria Road,
Barnoldswick.  BB18 6US