20’s Plenty and Safer Roads Petition – Relaunched!

Getting petitions distributed and signed is a piece of cake in comparison with 2012!

Hopefully attitudes have also come round with people realizing how important this is for our quality of life: we want our roads to be and feel a whole load safer in order to encourage more walking and cycling around our town.

So join us by signing this petition, which gives an example of just how dangerous even our smallest residential roads can be and how fearful we’ve become as a result… I should add that the events and people described here are real and have not been invented…

Thank you!

WSR Petition

 

The day we won Rob Hopkins

We were honoured to host the founder of Transition Wilmslow last week… here’s what he wrote about his visit, complete with podcasts:

https://www.transitionnetwork.org/blogs/rob-hopkins/2015-05/day-transition-wilmslow-won-me-competition

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Rob’s talk to a packed room on election night… local artisan beer is more exciting than corporate imports.

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The Brixton Pound: one of many examples of how a local currency has been adopted encourage local spending.

12 Monthly Challenges: April / May

Time to “bee” friendly!

Insect hotelThis month’s challenge is for all the gardeners out there… and non-gardeners can give it a go too!

As we’re nearing the end of our journey, we are looking at the green spaces on our doorstep, or window sill… If you’re thinking about what to do with your outdoor space this spring, how about making it wildlife friendly or bee friendly. Our pollinators are at risk because of high intensity farming and the use of pesticides – ironically we need these marvelous ecosystem workers to pollinate our food crops!

Read more…

February’s Challenge: Do Good with your Money

Find out how to make more ethical choices!

good investmentWe can’t talk about ethical choices without scrutinizing how we distribute money and investments.  What has this to do with being Green?  If money talks, then where you place your earnings, or how you spend your money will have a big impact on the earth’s resources and capacity to sustain our way of life.  Read more…

Save Energy this Month!

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Here it is: November’s challenge is all about small steps to save Energy in the home.

Whether it’s switching off the lights when you leave the room or draw the curtains to keep heat in in the evening, let’s all start to reduce our  demand on the grid so that renewable energy solutions can be the main players in the mix.

Get yourselves a free thermal imaging survey done this winter to find out where you can make the most difference, and borrow an energy meter from the library at no cost to watch those kWhs go down!

And if you’re unsure about why we need to think about this, why not come to our film night: Chasing Ice on 12th November!

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October is Harvest month: Sustainable food choices

How did you get on with cutting down on car journeys?  Incidentally, October is walk to school month, so keep going!

In October we celebrate harvest so what better topic for our monthly challenge than food and our choices in that regard.  Check out our October challenge here.

And it’s not too late to vote!

September’s Challenge is in!

How did you get on with “plastic free”? Email us now to tell us your experience!

walking and cyclingIt’s time for our new challenge…  This month, as it’s back to school, we decided on looking at our travel choices so September is all about getting around.  See if you can make a difference by walking, cycling and using public transport more, and cut your car journeys by 50% this month.

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Happy travels!

August Event Reminder and Monthly Challlenge

Our 12 Monthly Challenges: August‘s installment is now in!  Can you live plastic free??

Also, a reminder about our Dawn Walk this weekend:

This year is the 30th anniversary of the discovery, on the bog, of Lindow Man, a character of incredible historical and cultural importance. On 2nd August to commemorate the date of the find, a dawn walk on the bog is planned to celebrate his significance. This is just one awareness-raising event in which local people are invited to take part.

Why not join us at dawn on 2nd August for a guided walk on Lindow Moss?

Numbers are limited so to avoid disappointment please register for the walk here.

Have a look at our Lindow Moss webpages for more information about our campaign to restore the moss.

12 Monthly Challenges: July

This year we will be looking at various everyday challenges such as reducing waste, buying more responsibly and saving energy.  Join us on our journey to a more sustainable lifestyle.

The Rubbish Diet (mark 1)

Why act on rubbish? Courtesy of WRAP

Why act on rubbish? Courtesy of WRAP

This month we will be doing the Rubbish Diet, or at least making a start!  The starting point with what goes into your bin, is what you buy in.  The figures on food waste are mind blowing: between 20 and 40% of fresh food (fruit, vegetables and bread) doesn’t even find its way into your trolley, and approximately 1/3 of what people buy ends up in landfill.

So the first part of this month’s challenge is to buy only what we need and use up food.  Read more

Please email or tweet us your experiences and successes, big or small!  Last month’s challenge was saving water – click here for handy tips.