Go Vegan for the Environment

Vegan Vibes by Michelle D’Arcy Jewell There are lots of reasons why someone might choose to have a vegan lifestyle but it seems that there are an increasing number of people choosing to omit animal products from their life to help the environment. Research has shown that there are many environmental issues associated with animal […]

Protect the Bees, Save the Planet & Say Buzz Off to Plastic

Hello, my name is Lucy Shier, I am the founder of Bee Biotic my small Shropshire based business which I run from my garden workshop fondly known as the “Bee Lab” near Cleobury Mortimer. My passion for bees and the environment led me to fulfil a long held dream by taking up beekeeping 5 years […]

From Scrub Land to Community Allotments

Also known as the Street Allotment Guy, Casper Macindoe used the time given to him through furlough to make a difference in his Shrewsbury community. From a simple idea and a conversation with an acquaintance, to now helping grow produce in over 200 square meters of ground throughout the town. Casper tells us a bit […]

Electric Shropshire Railway One Step Closer

A large scale scheme that could have huge environmental and economic benefits is one step closer to its goal. MP for Shrewsbury and Atcham, Daniel Kawczynski has been pushing the case for electrifying the railway line between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury. The line serving Telford, Oakengates, Wellington, Shifnal, Cosford, Albrighton and Codsall, is the only part […]

Cuan Call for Marathon Runners

Cuan Wildlife in Much Wenclock has just two of it’s five London Marathon places remaining. The 2021 London Marathon will be a virtual event in the same format as 2020, which saw a record breaking 37,966 runners taking part. The virtual event can be run anywhere in the world and participants progress is tracked via […]

Happy House, Happy Planet

After watching David Attenborough on the TV and realising the extents of the damage we are doing to our planet, Steph Jones based in Shrewsbury, decided to do something about it. As well as assessing some of her own habits at home, she was inspired to take things a step further and offer an environmentally […]

Climate Crisis Creates Water Shortage for Newport Allotments

Newport Town Council have turned off the supply to the town’s allotment in the face of the climate crisis in a bid to reduce water waste. The Town Council has agreed to provide water containers to Meadow View and Boughey Road sites as a temporary measure. Councillor Lyn Fowler stated that some “exciting” long-term, sustainable […]

£15m Competition to Create Jet Fuel from Household Waste

A £15 million competition ‘Green Fuels, Green Skies’ was launched last week by the Department for Transport (DfT). As part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution announced in November 2020, the competition was created in a bid to reduce emissions from the aviation industry. The funds available will support […]

Spring Cleaning the Old-Fashioned Way

Many of us who try to live a green(ish) lifestyle often choose traditional cleaning methods to reduce harsh chemical use as well as excess packaging waste. A recent article by English Heritage shows there is true value to some of the more traditional methods of cleaning around the home – yet beware, there are still […]

Eco-conscious Parish Councillor Needed for Bayston Hill

Bayston Hill has launched a ‘Your Parish Council Needs You’ campaign, urging people to consider becoming a parish council for the area. Shaun Jones, Locum Clerk to the Council has launched the campaign to increase interest in what he describes is an ambitious and forward looking council. Councilors have the ability to shape an area […]