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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 Sp…

Eco Friendly Christmas Ideas

Top Tips for a greener more sustainable Christmas: The typical Christmas wrapping paper is shiny and…

Don’t Bin Your Pumpkin Flesh

Don’t waste the pumpkin flesh when making your Halloween lanterns etc. Pumpkin seeds can be cl…

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 …

Eco Fair/Green Weekend, Saturday 2nd October

WETHERBY METHODIST CHURCH, BANK STREET & WETHERBY TOWN HALL, MARKET SQUARE 10am to 4pm Free entr…

What is Climate Change?

Like and share on Facebook Our climate is changing. Every time you travel by car, charge your mobile…

Yorkshire Building Society, Wetherby now collecting for Terracycle

Now that COVID lockdowns have been somewhat loosened, Yorkshire Building Society, Wetherby are now o…

International Stop Food Waste Day 28th April 2021

Whilst International Stop Food Waste day is 28th April 2021 is a fairly American led event, primaril…

Earth Day 22 April

EARTH DAY 2021 is today. It happens every year on April 22nd. Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day…

Big Bike Fix

Our Community Green Group started the Boston Big Bike Fix in January 2021 as a hub of the original p…

NEW Boston Spa Geocache Trail

Like and share on Facebook Welcome to our series of 10 Boston Spa Green geocaches, a 6km loop (2hour…

Have you thought about switching to green energy? It’s easy, can save you money and the planet too.

Like and share on Facebook In Leeds in 2020, 26% of our carbon emissions came from our homes which i…

An idling саr is the lеаѕt еffісіеnt car on the rоаd – you gеt zеrо miles per gallon!

Like and share on Facebook Idling also increases the amount of exhaust fumes in the air. Save your m…

We love to plant seeds and pot plants, but do you know where your peat comes from?

Like and share on Facebook We all love to get close to nature and encourage our children to plant se…

Geocaching, the worlds largest treasure hunt!

There are millions of hidden ‘caches’ (treasure boxes) out there in our world, just wait…

A net-zero carbon roadmap for Leeds & how we can help

Like and share on Facebook The first version of the Leeds Net-Zero Carbon Roadmap was published by t…

Competition: design a bin, win £100, close the loop!

We are all aware of the waste that we create. Yes, we all recycle as much as we can, we fill our str…

Ecobrick collection, now at Yeadons, Boston Spa

Ecobricks are a simple, low-tech solution to our plastic waste. Without the need for machines, speci…

Water Quality

From Surfers Against Sewage We hate to break it to you but chances are, if you’ve swam in UK w…

Please save Environmental Protections

From Friends of the Earth The government’s plans to tear up the English planning system could drasti…

Bird and Bat Boxes

During the quietness of lockdown, we realised we had a family of starlings nesting in our gutter and…

Yeadons Hardware, Boston Spa now collecting & recycling more!

Despite COVID we’ve already managed to recycle over 15kgs of crisp packets since we launched i…

Buglife Corridor

Boston Spa is on Buglife’s network of corridors, B-Lines, for wildlife to freely travel around…

Boston Spa Energy Efficiency Trial

Boston Spa Energy Efficiency Trial

Handy recycling hints from Leeds City Council

Since lockdown started we’ve recorded a 15% increase in black bin waste and a 5% increase in g…

Ragwort

I keep seeing ragwort being pulled up by people who may not fully understand the role of the plant. …

New Cycle Path

Nearly finished cycling path created by Sustrans from bridge at Newton Kyme to Thorpe Arch. Opening …

Go Paperless; Save Trees

Did you know, it takes over 100 trees to make the paper and envelopes needed to send out Leeds CC co…

The Importance of Leaving Deadwood

I am dead woodAnd I am dead goodFor a truly healthy forest or wood So please leave much moreOn the w…

Guide to Home Composting

Compost really is the gift that keeps on giving. Reduce your household’s food waste by turning your …

CAN I FREEZE IT? YES YOU CAN!

There are lots of foods that you can put straight in the freezer instead of the fridge. This include…

Brown bin collections now suspended (24 March 2020).

Check your brown bin day (when service resumes) Download the Leeds Bins app to check your future bin…

AtoZ of hard to recycle waste

Did you know? our local shops are supporting an initiative to collect hard to recycle waste. Are you…

Planting around Church Fields

We have done some planting to help pollinators with a range of wildflowers and trees, namely purging…

Anaerobic Digestion

Firstly, we need to know about food waste that goes to landfill and food waste that can be composted…

Kestrel Nest Box is Up!

Many thanks to Rick Banks for fixing the kestrel box into place. We greatly appreciate his effort fo…

Building a Log Pile

Log piles provide a home or a refuge for many species: invertebrates; amphibians such as frogs,…

Project Bird Boxes – January 2020 Update

Well surprisingly since my new interest in bird boxes I got a lovely hand made one for Christmas! It…

Say No to Peat

Why Peat has no place in our gardens Peat stores carbon, so digging up peat releases that carbon. A …

An Idea for Your Old Christmas Tree

  This is a picture of last year’s Christmas tree which I placed amongst the bird feeders and year-e…

Gardening for Wildlife Tips

Water Butt I needed to reset the footings for a water butt and instead of using a single block or sl…

Baby hedgehogs
Hedgehog Rescue

As conscientious wildlife lovers, my neighbour and I cut a hole in the fence to allow free movement …

Project Bird Boxes

My two nephews, Stan and Edwin aged 9 and 6, are really interested in all aspects of helping to addr…

Start a Tiny Nursery

I thought it would be a good idea to start a few trees off in my garden ready to plant out in a year…

Litter picking dog
Stop Plastic getting in Waterways

A high percentage of plastic can find its way into our waterways, then the sea, damaging wildlife an…

Surf the Web and Plant Trees

Yes, you can use a search engine that plants trees! Clicking on ads generates revenue for Ecosia, wh…

Green Traffic Calming

Green Traffic calming idea An interesting way to look at the traffic calming problem: choose some sl…

When is a Tree a Weed?

The term weed is often misused. I think of a weed as just a plant growing in the wrong place. Look a…