Where Does Our Food Come From? UK laws require meat, fish and seafood to have labels showing their country of origin, but this doesnt show how it has been imported or where else the product may have been shipped to and of course, there are many other food products out there that do not even … Continue reading Local vs Global
Should We Rely On Recycling?
Introduction When we think about an easy way in which we can help the planet, one of the first things many of us think of is recycling. So what is recycling? Recycling by definition is the conversion of waste products into usable products, this sounds fabulous, and it definitely is. Recycling of paper means that … Continue reading Should We Rely On Recycling?
June Event Notes: Elderflower Foraging
Thank you Thank you to all that attended our elderflower picking event, we hoped you found it fun and educational. At this event, we learnt where to forage for elderflowers around Baffins and talked about some great recipe ideas. What is Foraging? Foraging might be something that some of you have never done before and … Continue reading June Event Notes: Elderflower Foraging
Pesticides- A Solution or a Problem?
Pesticides have been used by humans for thousands of years to control pests from insects and rodents, to weeds and microorganisms; they have been pivotal in agricultural and non-agricultural development. Pesticide usage varies from country to country, and city to city and for different purposes. Here in Portsmouth, pesticides, including the controversial chemical glyphosate, are … Continue reading Pesticides- A Solution or a Problem?
May Event Notes – Saving Portsmouths Wildlife and Green Spaces
An Overview In May’s ‘Saving Portsmouth’s WildLife and Green Spaces’ event, we were lucky enough to speak to Andy from Team Wilder and The Wildlife Trusts and Viola and Paula from Stop Aquid. In a nutshell, they all stood for a common goal: stand up for wildlife in Portsmouth, we have so few green spaces … Continue reading May Event Notes – Saving Portsmouths Wildlife and Green Spaces
Waste Less Apps
Waste less apps vary in how they work but they all share the same purpose, to help reduce waste. There are different kinds of waste; food, packaging, water, carbon, energy and more. Below are a list of 12 apps for reducing waste and increasing your sustainability that we have found, and descriptions of how they … Continue reading Waste Less Apps
Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE): What Is It and What Can We Do?
What Is the CEE Bill? In a nutshell, the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill is designed to target and reverse the negative effects we are having on the environment through the implementation of regulations, actions and policy by the government. The CEE Bill Alliance is a group of people trying to raise local awareness of … Continue reading Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill (CEE): What Is It and What Can We Do?
Low Waste Parenting
We all know it can be difficult reducing your environmental footprint, especially when it comes to waste. Throwing a child or two in to the mix definitely doesn’t help the situation – reducing the waste of your tiny human may feel like a huge task to achieve when you’re already trying to do so much. … Continue reading Low Waste Parenting
Event Notes: Urban Gardening, Grow your own.
Goff Gleadle from Southsea Green was our guest speaker at our event last month. Goff has had a whole career in horticulture including working in plantations in Africa, being a flower and plant wholesaler and a plant expert at garden centres! Here are some of his top reasons to grow your own: It’s a great … Continue reading Event Notes: Urban Gardening, Grow your own.
Back to Basics
Early last year I started to make a bigger commitment to myself and the environment to make changes in my everyday life. For one of our members working surrounded by plastic was a horrible and overwhelming experience, so they decided to do their part. Each of us have a different motivation to start our Zero … Continue reading Back to Basics