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Composting

Composting takes materials we often consider general waste and produces a material highly valuable for soil. What is composting?  Composting is the break down (decomposition) of organic material such as food and garden waste by microorganisms in the presence of oxygen, providing a nutrient-dense resource for enhancing soil quality. Why compost? It diverts food waste …

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Community action

Community action is where people come together on a specific project to benefit the locality where they live. Why community action is important for the environment Environmental action can occur at different levels:  Individual – what each of us can do in our everyday lives; consuming less, swapping to renewable energy, cutting down on food …

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Seagrass

What is seagrass? If you have never heard of them, you are probably not alone. Seagrasses are flowering plants living in shallow waters along the coastline. Their bright green leaves form large, dense meadows under the sea. Among the 60-odd species, there are two species in the UK – dwarf eelgrass and eelgrass. It seems …

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Electric cars

Why choose an electric car? The evidence is clear on greenhouse gases from fossil fuels being the dominant contributor to climate change, and we have to reduce these emissions.  The car sector has the second-biggest carbon footprint, after heating homes, in the UK (see this WWF report). If all cars in the UK became electric …

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Green pensions

Why are pensions important? As outlined by Holly McElhone in her podcast episode, there are about £2.6 trillion invested in UK pensions.  That’s a lot of money!  This money can be invested in a myriad of organisations covering sectors such as food, IT services and housebuilding, or less desirably, tobacco, firearms and fossil fuels.  If …

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