Do you know your local Moths?

On Wednesday 17th July, there will be a moth trapping event in Boston Spa when traps, set the night before, will be opened, in order to record the range and numbers of species of moths in the area. All are welcome to come along and observe this fascinating process, and have the moths identified by…

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Let It Grow; Reduce the Mow

Leave your grass to grow or set aside a patch of your lawn to allow a wonderful array of wild plants to flower and flourish. This floral diversity provided by a more relaxed mowing regime provides a rich food source for a wealth of wildlife through the summer. Leaving grass to grow a little longer…

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A Letter from our new Chair

A few words from our Founder first; ‘The Boston Spa, Wetherby and Villages Community Green Group all started when a group of local people including myself got together, in May 2019, to discuss what we could do within the community in the face of the overwhelming evidence that the world was in a Climate Emergency.…

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Everything you need to know about air pollution in one place

Up to now, it’s been easy to associate the glow of a fire or wood burner with comfort. Pressures on household finances may have tempted more people towards burning wood in the belief that it’s cheaper or more environmentally friendly. However, we want to help protect people and planet by shining a light on these…

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The Green ‘Un

A newsletter about the challenges of global warming Just before the Christmas break, the UN’s COP28 climate summit was concluded in Dubai. Many climate activists think such summits are broken. They say the delegates who attend them just talk and talk, while the earth slides towards a deadly environmental tipping point. They argue that of…

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Community Litterpick

A big thank you to everyone who came along on Saturday 2nd December 2023.  We had over 20 local community members, including two children, helping to gather bags of rubbish from across Boston Spa. Special thanks to Boston Spa Angling Club who helped to litter pick along the riverside path and who keep the riverside…

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Have your say, about a better future

Save the date! Saturday 11th November, noon start for 2 hours only in Wetherby Town Hall. 4 inspiring speakers from other local communities are coming to talk to our community here in Wetherby and surrounding villages, about how they have helped solve challenges with regard community energy, waste & reuse, transport and community gardens. Energy…

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Party in the Park – Boston Spa, goes eco-friendly again

In collaboration with Boston Spa Parish Council, this summer’s Party in the Park, Big Festival celebrations in Stables Lane had a more sustainable theme. Local businesses took up the challenge again this year after last summer’s success, to reduce their reliance on avoidable, oil based plastic packaging, using instead plant-based alternatives (which have a lower…

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Wetherby and Boston Spa schools champion the environment.

Over the past few months, our local school children have been busier than usual. As well as their normal curricular activities they’ve been learning about protecting our local environment, reducing waste, reusing and recycling and encouraging more active travel. Delivered by Penny Stables and volunteers from the Boston Spa, Wetherby and Villages Community Green Group,…

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Become Carbon Literate

It can be a prickly subject! Do you wish to get your facts straight about the latest climate science? You may not know where to start and what to tackle first to have the biggest impact on reducing carbon? You might want to speak with more clarity and confidence on the subject with friends and family? Do…

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