ECO-TIP OF THE MONTH

NOVEMBER 2019

Whitstable Repair Café

Have you got something that needs repairing?  Pop along to Whitstable Repair Café between 10.00 – 12.00 hrs on the 3rd Saturday of the month (excluding December) at either the Horsebridge Arts Centre or Whitstable Umbrella.  Next one is on Saturday 16 November at Whitstable Umbrella Centre.  Friendly volunteer experts help you to mend broken items, such as, household appliances; carpentry objects; jewellery; items that need sewing/patching or darning; upholstery objects and bicycles!  Let’s see if the repair café volunteers can help you bring new life to old things.  It’s all about reducing waste to save items from landfill. 

Check the Facebook page for any changes to the events at https://www.facebook.com/repaircafewhitstable/.   Have you got skills in mending things?  Could you spare a couple of hours once a month?  If you are interested in volunteering, please message them via Facebook.  


OCTOBER 2019

Ecosia


How can I plant trees while actually sitting at home using my computer?  It is very simple!  Search the web using Ecosia instead of your usual search engine.  Ecosia generates income this way and finances tree-planting where they are needed most.  Ecosia was founded in 2009 and aims to tackle deforestation.  It has won several awards and by June this year had planted an amazing 60 million trees around the world.  


SEPTEMBER 2019: CARBON OFFSETTING

Have you considered carbon-offsetting your holiday travel or your daily carbon footprint? For a small amount, you can offset your energy usage.  

Check how big your carbon footprint is via the WWF Carbon Footprint Calculator: http://footprint.wwf.org.uk/ 
Carbon Offset: http://www.carbonfootprint.com/calculator.aspx 
Carbon Tax: http://carbotax.org/  



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