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British wind turbine company Alpha 311 is working in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council to place innovative turbines along public roads as part of a cutting-edge pilot scheme to power street lighting. Reinforcing its …

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 …

Guest blog by Generation Zero Carbon Shropshire: In response to 2021 air pollution levels in Shrewsbury approaching or exceeding the national UK average, several initiatives and projects are in place to monitor and reduce air …

Severn Trent has announced a Get River Positive Plan: five pledges to transform river water quality across their region.     “The commitments are a clear and actionable response to calls for a revival of rivers …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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British wind turbine company Alpha 311 is working in partnership with Telford & Wrekin Council to place innovative turbines along public roads as part of a cutting-edge pilot scheme to power street lighting. Reinforcing its …

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 …

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 …

Guest blog by Generation Zero Carbon Shropshire: In response to 2021 air pollution levels in Shrewsbury approaching or exceeding the national UK average, several initiatives and projects are in place to monitor and reduce air …

Severn Trent has announced a Get River Positive Plan: five pledges to transform river water quality across their region.     “The commitments are a clear and actionable response to calls for a revival of rivers …

“An innovative feasibility study has been exploring the future hydrogen potential for Mid Wales. Growing Mid Wales, supported by the Cynnal Yr Cardi and Arwain Local Action Groups, and Powys and Ceredigion County Councils commissioned …

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 …

At Mossy.Life we like to introduce you to individuals and organisations who are doing their bit for the planet. This week our focus is on Generation Zero Carbon Shropshire: Generation Zero Carbon Shropshire aims to …

“New re-use scheme at Brecon Household Waste Recycling Centre sees charitable venture, Tools for Self Reliance Cymru, recycle and refurbish old and unwanted hand tools for African grass roots community groups. Together in collaboration with …

“The trial low-traffic scheme which has seen parts of Shrewsbury town centre closed to vehicles on weekends is to continue until at least October 2022 after proving popular with businesses and residents.” “Since 20 November …

“People in Powys and across Wales are being encouraged to help protect the environment and join Spring Clean Cymru 2022, showing that even small acts on your doorstep make a big difference. Powys County Council …

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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 …

Telford and Wrekin Council have launched a new campaign supporting its sustainability agenda for the borough. The Telford & Wrekin Plastic Free Pledge encourages local people to consider their use of single-use plastics by signing …

“People in Shropshire can now support tree planting efforts by opting to receive their council tax bills electronically. Shropshire Council is promising to extend its existing Community Tree Scheme to plant at least one additional …

South Shropshire Climate Action group have secured funding for a full time fixed term position for a Project Coordinator. This exciting role is a full-time equivalent but job-share applications would be considered. “Formed in 2019 …

“The irresponsible use of the community recycling sites is still resulting in tonnes of recyclable material needlessly going to waste. With regular kerbside collections for every household there is no excuse for general rubbish to …

“Two roads in Ellesmere will be partially closed overnight until the end of April [2022] to help toads in the  area to head back to their breeding ponds after hibernation. From 26 February to 30 …

“A field maple tree has been planted on the Column roundabout in Shrewsbury to mark the completion of Shropshire Council’s £1m carbon-neutral highways maintenance programme – the first such programme in the UK. It’s in …

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 …

“From pothole repairs and grass cutting to winter maintenance and flood water pumping, Telford and Wrekin Council’s latest trial of a ‘Hydrohog’ will go even further in helping reduce its carbon footprint, as part of …

“The council’s entry for the Great British Spring Clean has led to Telford & Wrekin being shortlisted as finalists for the Keep Britain Tidy Network Awards 2022.  The awards ceremony will take place on Thursday …

“Telford & Wrekin Council have announced the winners of its My Walk Today photo competition, with The Ercall featuring in both the adult and under-16s winning entries. The competition, launched by the council in December …

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 …

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 …