Be Sustainable in August

Be Sustainable in August

Thursday, 3rd August is Cycle to Work Day. Get the bike out of the shed over the weekend and give it a good clean and service ready to head out to work. You might enjoy it so much that you decide to keep it up for longer!

National Allotments Week falls from the 7th to 13th August this year. Royston Allotments are hosting an Open Day on Sunday, 13th August from 11:00am. Even if you don’t have an allotment of your own, you can spend time sprucing up your patch (or window box) and nurturing your veggies ready for harvesting.

Over the school summer holidays, following on from Plastic Free July, why not host a Plastic Free Picnic? The ultimate summer event for families and friends. Resurrect that old hamper and pack up a delicious and healthy feast avoiding single use plastics and unnecessary packaging at all stages. Use washable or compostable cutlery and plates, beeswax wraps and reusable, sealable containers. Fill with freshly baked bread, homemade humous, and brightly coloured seasonal fruits and crudités. It’s not the easiest thing to do, but try to buy your ingredients without plastic trays and wraps. Pack up a festival trolley with wooden garden games such as Kub or giant Jenga and bike or take a walk to a local beauty spot, leaving the car at home.

This is a big ask, but while you’re out and about please think about picking up a bit of litter here and there. Not everyone is as conscientious and it helps a lot. Keep a handy bag and glove with you and dispose carefully. Any large litter piles can be reported to:

Happy cycling and recycling! From the Sustain-Ability Team