Coping with the energy crisis

Save the date, Saturday 24th September, Wetherby Town Hall, 10am to 3pm, everyone welcome. Free open public event with exhibitors, speakers, public forum, refreshments and kids activities. Come join us and find out how to reduce your energy bills now and for the longer term. For more information on current grants, funding and useful links…

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Wow, we did it! The start of our Plastic Free Community journey

Thank you to all the stalls who switched to plant based packaging (made from sustainable, renewable resources), for the Boston Spa Festival, Party in the Park. Along with food waste it’ll be turned into compost locally. Read more here about ‘closing the loop’ on our waste. Thank you to everyone else for engaging with the…

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How Green are you?

Check out your ‘green’ credentials, with our fun quiz. Answer these 26 easy questions and see how high you score. There’s plenty of ways we can all make a small impact to slow climate change. You may not agree with them all, so do the ones you feel are right for you. Together we can…

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This Earth Day, Friday 22nd April. Can you leave your car at home?

As individuals, we have the simple yet effective power to make our voices heard through our choices, our civic actions, and our personal interactions. What each of us does, and how we do it, has a huge ripple effect on our ecosystems, and on the pace of corporate and government action. Started in 1970, Earth Day is…

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The Crown & The Pudding Lab, Boston Spa awarded first 5stars for Sustainable Local Business Award.

Co-founder Penny Stables says she ‘is delighted to be able to recognise these local businesses as striving to protect their local environment and help mitigate the impact on climate change. It’s great to see that these businesses now offer free water refills, don’t use polystyrene and many other oil based single use plastics and are actively engaged…

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Close the Loop on Waste & Become Plastic Free

As we hear more and more about climate change, we are asking local businesses in Wetherby, Boston Spa & Villages to make a voluntary pledge to sign up to our Sustainable Local Business Award Programme, as part of our collective journey to attain Plastic Free Community status: 1star for joining the Refill scheme or food…

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Why the UK’s 1% of global emissions is a big deal

Like and share on Facebook It’s often claimed the UK, at 1% of global emissions, is too small to have an impact, often followed by ‘what about China?’. But there’s so much wrong with that calculation… There’s a phenomenon I like to think of as Schrödinger’s Global Britain. It’s where we’re simultaneously a global power…

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