Be Sustainable in July…
It’s Plastic Free July! The global movement is to help millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution, so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities.
Will you be part of Plastic Free July by choosing to refuse single-use plastics?
Spend the whole of July working to reduce your plastic waste: everything from takeaway coffee cups to soap and other bathroom products.
With the school summer holidays looming we’re all beginning to think about that much needed break away. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune to take a holiday. Travelling abroad increases your carbon footprint, flying even more so. Hotels can be expensive and not everyone enjoys big holiday centres. Enjoy the beauty of the British countryside with a camping holiday. Buying good quality camping equipment can be a huge expense for a mere fortnight so why not consider renting it instead? TentShare.co.uk is a sharing economy business offering good quality equipment to hirers from hosts who can offer tents of all shapes and sizes, even chairs, beds and fridges!
2nd to 8th July is Net Zero Week. Climate change means we all need to be responsible for our own energy emissions. NetZeroWeek.com offers advice on how to reduce energy consumption in your homes, how you travel and your overall lifestyle. Advice is available on government grants for electric vehicles, avoiding fast fashion and food waste, and how to make your home greener.
Many of the plants in your vegetable garden will need some support now that they’re getting taller. Have fun making homemade scarecrows using a couple of crossed bamboo supports, bedding straw and old clothes (beyond usefulness other than the rag bag) to create your very own Worzel Gummidge. That should keep the Royston crows off your veggie plot!