There are many other “green” and environmental issues that we take an interest in, though we do not have specific projects to work on them
Bristol is a pretty good place to be green. There is commitment from the council, a high concentration of green businesses and a wealth of community organisations.
- Bristol Green Capital
- Big Green Week
- Festival of Nature
- Umberella projects
- Bristol Local Food
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
- How can we reduce our consumption of the Earth’s resources?
- Some of our projects look at this.
- The various food-related projects looking at growing our own food or buying more locally-produced food using fewer chemicals.
- Say bog off to BOGOFs! Multi-buy offers just encourage over-buying more often than resulting in a genuine economy for the buyer.
- Our energy project is focussed on helping us to use less energy in our homes.
- Can we reuse stuff rather than throwing it away?
- Try SusSwap or Freecycle.
- Think about the food you throw away. As a nation, we throw a huge amount of the food we buy away! That’s wasting your money and everything that went into it’s production and delivery. Can you learn to use leftovers more economically.
- Recycling. Bristol City Council tries pretty hard at providing extensive recycling services. Can we recycle more of our waste for ourselves, making compost, “upcycling” – that’s the trendy, eco word-of-the-moment.
- Local applicatios in WoT such as the Tescos due to take over the Foresters pub, Costa opening with no planning permission, that kind of thing.
- We looked into ideas to pedestrianise parts of the village centre, but it was all too difficult!