Let It Grow; Reduce the Mow

Leaving your grass to grow or setting aside at least a patch of your lawn to allow flowers to bloom and provide a vital source of nectar for bees and other insects to complete their breeding cycles. See photos below of some gardens in our Green Group.

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Eco Friendly Christmas Ideas

Top Tips for a greener more sustainable Christmas: The typical Christmas wrapping paper is shiny and not recyclable, so consider using a paper that is recyclable or reuse tissue paper, newspaper, old wallpaper, fabric etc all tied up with string or ribbon (not sellotape which is not recyclable). Make your own wreath using sticks or…

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Don’t Bin Your Pumpkin Flesh

Don’t waste the pumpkin flesh when making your Halloween lanterns etc. Pumpkin seeds can be cleaned, dried and then roasted with a bit of olive oil to sprinkle on soups and salads. See the following recipes from BBC Good Food for four different pumpkin recipes – cake, soup, curry and pie. Pumpkin Cake Pumpkin Soup…

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What is Climate Change?

Like and share on Facebook Our climate is changing. Every time you travel by car, charge your mobile phone, switch on the TV, run the washing machine or do many other everyday activities, you leave a trail of carbon dioxide and other gases – basically you leave a carbon footprint. These emissions build up in…

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Earth Day 22 April

EARTH DAY 2021 is today. It happens every year on April 22nd. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day continues to grow as a global event to demonstrate support for environmental protection and to highlight the urgent actions we need to take to save our planet.  The theme for 2021 is ‘Restore Our Earth’ and…

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Big Bike Fix

Our Community Green Group started the Boston Big Bike Fix in January 2021 as a hub of the original project started last June in South Leeds. The idea is to recycle bikes, fix them up and donate them to children and adults who could not afford to buy one. 10 April 2021 was a landmark…

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