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Guest Article by Michelle D’Arcy Jewell Not Just Food Going vegan isn’t just about changing your diet. There are lots of other aspects you need to think about too. A lot of toiletries contain animal products and some are produced by companies that still test on animals. It might be a good time to consider …

Well the weather is finally here. With the disappointing stops and starts of such a wet May behind us its now great being able to finally get stuck into our vegetable growing. Squashes and courgettes are already racing ahead and it’s wonderful to see how everything is thriving in the sunshine. Of course that does …

Guest Article by Michelle D’Arcy Jewell Grow it Yourself Now that the weather is getting much warmer, many people like to spend more time in the garden. Although growing flowering plants makes your garden look beautiful, you should always consider finding some space to grow some vegetables too. It doesn’t even matter if you don’t …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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Telford & Wrekin Council and local communities are coming together to support Keep Britain Tidy’s annual Great British Spring Clean and calling on others to lend a hand too. This year’s event runs until 13 June, and there are plenty of litter picks happening in local communities across the borough. Councillors, council staff, Street Champions, …

Guest Article by Michelle D’Arcy Jewell Not Just Food Going vegan isn’t just about changing your diet. There are lots of other aspects you need to think about too. A lot of toiletries contain animal products and some are produced by companies that still test on animals. It might be a good time to consider …

Well the weather is finally here. With the disappointing stops and starts of such a wet May behind us its now great being able to finally get stuck into our vegetable growing. Squashes and courgettes are already racing ahead and it’s wonderful to see how everything is thriving in the sunshine. Of course that does …

Luke and Steph Boxall have swapped the hectic London city life for country idyll in an attempt to bring the benefits of worm poo to South Shropshire. “Worm Soil” is produced by hundreds of thousands of worms on their smallholding near Bridgnorth, and sold as an eco-friendly fertiliser. The product is sold in reusable and …

A quick round-up of this weeks key green news from around Shropshire. Wellington blossoming again with launch of gardening competition Wellington is set to prove that it is blossoming again after lockdown, with the second annual gardening competition being launched. Green fingered residents of the town are being encouraged to enter the contest, organised by …

Apley Farm Shop near Bridgnorth made a huge step towards its net zero carbon goal this week, by installing a new solar array next to the car park. The state of the art panels installed by Noble Green Energy, took just over a week to install, and will produce just over 90% of the complexes …

Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB) in partnership with South Shropshire Youth Forum have recently secured National Lottery Heritage funding for their Young Rangers project. Encouraging 12-16 year olds to take part in a range of conservation, outdoor discovery and heritage activities around the Shropshire Hills AONB. In addition to the school aged project …

A new zero waste refill store is opening on Tuesday 8th June 2021 in Oakengates Telford. Based on the top floor of Oakengates Indoor Mall, Turtley Eco will be opening its doors for the first time after months of hard work by owner Zoe. Early this year, Zoe decided to take the plunge and start …

A dedicated team is being set up by Telford and Wrekin Council to tackle the impact of Ash Dieback, a killer disease that could wipe out up to 35% of the counties trees. The disease was first recorded in the area in 2013. Ash Dieback is a fungus that is sweeping across the UK and …

The British Ironwork Centre has opened a new Extinction Trail designed to inform and educate visitors about a select number of species that are in danger or are under threat of extinction. The number of animal species threatened with extinction continues to skyrocket every year as a result of human interference and general neglect. The …

Guest Article by Michelle D’Arcy Jewell Grow it Yourself Now that the weather is getting much warmer, many people like to spend more time in the garden. Although growing flowering plants makes your garden look beautiful, you should always consider finding some space to grow some vegetables too. It doesn’t even matter if you don’t …

152 photovoltaic panels have been added to the roof of TG Electrical Services building at Chartwell Park. TG Group is committed to operating in a sustainable and responsible manner at all its locations and have worked with Caplor Energy for this latest step towards a sustainable business model. TG Electrical Services manager, Chris Lloyd, said: …

We can see start to see a lot happening in the vegetable garden this month. Whilst we previously welcomed new growth and spring blossom, we’ll now likely be noticing the weeds making an appearance! They’ll need our attention if we’re hoping to given new seedlings the space they need to grow. Remove with a hoe …

Hi! My name is Amy, and I am the face behind Crafty MrsB. I am a designer and maker who works from home. I started my business back in 2015 after the birth of my first child, returning to the world of retail wasn’t going to be practical. Sewing is something I’d learnt from my …

Guest article by Campaigner Jo Blackman… Today is Earth Day, a day when people all over the world collectively call for the transformational change our world so desperately needs. Earth Day challenges us to hold governments, local councils and corporations to account for their role in the climate and environmental crises, while also helping to …

Generation Zero Carbon Shropshire is a collective of young Shropshire-based people. Their hope is to encourage everyone in the County to help achieve the necessary conditions to reduce emissions to net zero by 2030.  The group was founded by a small team of young adults aged 18-26 and has been growing in membership even before …

Starting back in 1970, World Earth day was a day to celebrate and encourage environmental protection. Occurring every year on the 22nd April it is an opportunity to focus on our planet and highlight the damage that humans do to Earth as well as the positive opportunities for change. Starting from the 20th April there …

National Charity the Woodland Trust has released the State of the UK’s Woods and Trees 2021, a first of it’s kind report laying out the facts and trends on the current state of the UK’s native woods and trees. By understanding their current state effective plans can be made to protect and recover natural areas, …

An established childcare setting in Bridgnorth is actively encouraging parents to try cloth nappies in their bid to reduce the masses of waste produced by using disposable nappies. Little Green House Childcare and Family Hub have a range of staff experienced in using and changing a wide range of cloth nappies brands and styles. From …

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) have installed 1,760 solar panels in a bid to reduce their carbon footprint and save vital funds. Along with installation of new energy efficient lighting RJAH estimate they will save £217,00 annually (a third of their electricity bills), as well as reducing their …

Englands county recycling rates confirm that Shropshire is in the top fifty counties. In 2019/2020 54.6 percent of Shropshire’s waste was recycled. Landfill of domestic waste has reduced from 13 percent of waste to 2 percent since 2014/2015, but the overall recycling rate for the county has not improved over the last five years. Other …

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 …

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 …

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 …