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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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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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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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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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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