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Greening Front Gardens

In London and many other towns and cities in Britain, more and more front gardens are being bricked, paved or concreted over. It’s mainly for car parking, but also for parking wheelie bins or because people don’t want to maintain a garden. The rot set in in 1995 when pavement crossovers (kerb drops) were allowed …

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Short Videos on Climate, Energy & Nature

Covering: Climate Change, Renewable Energy, Nuclear, the Natural World. Learn more about these subjects with videos from respected institutions like NASA, The Royal Society, Desertec and National Geographic, and see real examples from across the world. Climate Change Fossil Fuels (coal, oil, gas) are a massive store of past solar energy in the fossilised remains …

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One minute idling generates a cloud of pollution

Don’t Let Your Vehicle Idle

Engine Off Every Stop: Idling Action London have launched a campaign to encourage drivers to switch off when stationary; for example when pulled over to load or unload, or when waiting at a railway level crossing . Engine Off Every Stop shows drivers that switching off your engine when pulled over helps to protect public …

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How to Pay-back in January

It’s natural we want to spoil our loved ones (and ourselves!) with some new electricals and tech for Christmas. But did you know: Every year between Black Friday and Christmas the UK buys a massive 53.5 million electrical items That includes a whopping 7 million blenders for our New Years health kicks And 5 million …

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Join in the Planetary Emergency Open Letter

Who is Avaaz? Avaaz is a U.S.-based nonprofit organization launched in January 2007 that promotes global activism on issues such as climate change, human rights, animal rights, corruption, poverty, and conflict. Click the button below to go to their website and sign the open letter to global world leaders. Read Open Letter

Novel ‘Mesmerising Cat’ Campaign to Promote Recycling of Electricals

A very purr-suasive campaign The Recycle Your Electricals Campaign has unleashed HypnoCat, a pink fluffy feline that uses its hypnotic superpowers to persuade people to recycle their electricals rather than binning them. The cat’s pink coat reflects the designated colour for electrical recycling. The campaign has been launched in response to the UK’s surge in …

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Plastic Micro-Fibres are Ubiquitous – You Can Make a Difference

The Micro-Fibre Problem Microfibres released from washing harm the environment. With each wash, countless plastic fibres from synthetic textiles are making their way from washing machines into rivers and oceans. The Guardian calls it ‘the biggest environmental problem you’ve never heard of’. The tiny plastic pieces are found in the ice of the artic and …

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Fielding Primary Summer Fair going green - cup deposit and return

Fielding Primary – Creative Ideas To Reduce Your Plastic Waste

Fielding Primary School Summer Fair Fielding Primary School in West Ealing have introduced several initiatives to cut plastic waste at their fairs, which should inspire others organising similar events. Refreshment stalls charged a pound deposit on reusable cups. Pupils could buy branded water bottles and get access to unlimited tap water and squash. Craft stalls …

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