I care about: Protecting our environment

This could be our last chance to save the planet. The rapid rise in carbon dioxide threatens our air and ability to grow food. We consume microplastics in our food and water every day. Plastic bottles sent to landfill today will still be there when our grandchildren have grandchildren.

Birmingham-in-our-EnvironmentYour support could help us all step back from the tipping point. Our researchers are focusing on how atmospheric changes could damage our plants and how we can use plastics more sustainably. 

  • Help our trees and food crops handle climate change, through a unique 'lab in the woods'
  • Turn single-use plastics into biodegradable ones, that can be 3D printed for use in surgery
  • Stop plastic entering our oceans and food chain by catching it in rivers
Donate to protect our planet

See examples of how your gift could protect our air and water, and stop plastic waste

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