Eco-Tips


Eco Tip


APRIL

PeatIf not already doing so, consider buying peat-free compost for your garden.  Not only are peatlands depleting fast but removing peat damages amazing wildlife and releases carbon into the atmosphere. Look for the peat-free signs in garden centres.


PLASTIC FREE LENT CHALLENGE

FEBRUARY

Feb Eco ImageDid you know that the UK currently uses over 2 billion cotton buds every year? You can help reduce this number by using compostable cotton buds. A good option are the BamBaw Cotton Buds from this website, where you can buy a pack of 400 for £4.50 with both the packaging and the buds themselves 100% compostable.


JANUARY

43% of our carbon footprint comes from our own home environment. We all need to consider lowering our energy consumption to meet the levels agreed globally. Have you taken advantage of the government grant scheme to reduce your energy costs - two thirds of the cost of improvements or up to £5,000? Check out this website. Get quotes from eco firms they endorse, fill in a form online and submit it. Bob's your uncle! 

Between 29-31 January, the RSPB invites us to do a Garden Bird Watch count. For an hour next weekend, sit inside with a coffee and record the birds that come to your garden. To register, get the bird identity chart and instructions click here.

The Ten Commandments of Food, proposed by World Council of Churches (WCC)


ECO TIPS 2020

ECO-TIPS 2019