The Boston Spa, Wetherby & Villages Green Group was set up with three objectives:
- To reduce our carbon emissions
- To increase biodiversity
- To reduce waste and increase recycling in our communities
Our aim is to help the environment in our local area, but hopefully other areas can benefit from some of our ideas.
We have so far set up 3 community action groups to focus on specific areas, namely:
- Protecting and increasing Tree Cover, and creating Wildlife Corridors
- Making Cycling safer
- Reducing Waste and increasing Recycling
See tabs above for each group's pages and blogs/news.
We also have four developing projects:
- Creating a clean river environment
- A community repair shop/café
- Net zero carbon and energy efficiency
- Young Peoples' Green Group
What we've been doing over the last 4 years
✓ Helping people save energy and money. Supporting Yorkshire businesses and creating local green jobs.
✓ Planted over 400 trees in our local community.
✓ Fixed and donated almost 500 bikes as part of our Big Bike Fix.
✓ Recycled over 250,000 crisp packets as well as used pens, and toothpaste tubes and brushes.
✓ Started our Plastic Free Community journey.
✓ Working to improve our natural riverside environment.
✓ All community volunteers.
Every week, we are getting new members joining us who would like to get involved in some aspect of protecting our local environment, reducing our carbon waste, increasing biodiversity or reducing waste. We now have over 250 members and growing!
Next Group Meeting
If you share our desire to improve our local environment and do what we can personally and as a community to reduce our carbon footprint, please come along to our next open meeting, which are now held bi-annually in Boston Spa Methodist Church.
Our next community open meeting is on Tuesday 3rd October 2023 from 19:30. Everyone invited; pop it in your diary!
Take part in our eco kids challenge
Do you have an eco hero in your home? Get the kids involved with our eco challenge. Download here.
Want to know more, do more, understand more about any of the Green Group sub-group, you can contact them on their respective pages (see links at the top of this page) and we'll be back in touch.
Please Contact the Webmaster if about this site only or you are a group leader and need help.
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