How to help Shropshire’s youngest citizens avoid climate anxiety

Guest blog by Deborah Murphy – Generation Zero Carbon Shropshire: Rising climate anxiety amongst the young Eco- or Climate Anxiety is a growing phenomenon. According to an article by Jonathan Webb and Denis Campbell (The Guardian: 20.11.21) ‘more than half of child and adolescent psychiatrists in England are seeing patients distressed about the state of […]

If you care about bees should you eat honey?

Guest article on honey and bees by Michelle D’Arcy Jewell from The Vegan Hub: I’ve had a few people suggest that if they stopped eating honey then it would cause a decline in the number of bees and that would be catastrophic for the environment. I can totally understand why people might think this, after […]

Soya, veganism and the environment

Guest article looking at Soya and alternatives. By Michelle D’Arcy Jewell from The Vegan Hub, Shrewsbury: Vegans are often told that the are a big contributor to environmental problems because of the amount of soya that they eat. Firstly there is no denying that growing soya is harming the environment. Masses of rainforests have been […]

Recycle More Plastic

Guest blog by Sally Lancaster from Generation Zero Carbon Shropshire We are all used to taking our own reusable bags to the supermarket these days. However, there is something else we should all remember to bring with us when we do the weekly food-shop….. our plastic packaging! An easy way to recycle more plastic. Perplexing […]

Can a vegan diet really be planet friendly?

Interesting guest article by the knowledgeable Michelle D’Arcy Jewell from The Vegan Hub: Being vegan might not necessarily seem to be better for the environment. If you are used to buying your meat from the butcher without plastic packaging, and milk in glass bottles from the milkman you might think you are doing the best […]

30 Day Challenge #30 Spread the word

Congratulations you have reached the end of the 30 Day Sustainability Challenge! We hope you have learnt a few things along the way and found out some simple ways you can live a more planet friendly lifestyle. Fingers crossed some of these easy swaps have helped you start some good habits and this is just […]

30 Day Challenge #29 Grow your own

Eating locally grown produce is a great way to reduce food miles, emissions and packaging. You can’t get more local than if you grown your own! If you have even a little space, then growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs can be extremely satisfying and help reduce your foods carbon footprint. Many people like […]

30 Day Challenge #28 Insulate your home

If your home doesn’t have sufficient loft, internal wall, underfloor or cavity wall insulation, energy will literally be leaking out of your home. Insulate your home and save money and the planet. Wasted energy adds up to increased emissions as well as a reduced bank balance! For environmental reasons we should all be reducing energy […]

30 Day Challenge #27 Swap kitchen roll for cloth

The majority of UK households have a handy roll of kitchen paper towels ready to use at the slightest indication of a spill in the kitchen or at the dinner table. Yet there is an alternative that is much less wasteful – kitchen cloth. Simple cotton kitchen cloths can be used in the same way […]

30 Day Challenge #26 Litter pick

Take part in or organise a local litter pick. Help clean up the local environment, stop rubbish spreading further into water courses and ensure items that can be are recycled. Plus make your local area a much safer and more pleasant place to be! Existing groups There are a number of voluntary groups around the […]