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  • Cool Yule Call for Climate Action

    Practical actions to limit the impacts of climate change were centre stage at a recent festive event in Wirral.  The Cool Yule 2018 event marked four years since the launch of Cool the Wirral Climate Change Strategy.  Visitors learned about progress with the strategy and ways to take action in Read more [...]

  • Latest Cool Steps update now available

    The latest Cool Steps progress report is now available online (links to pdf).  The report is the fourth in the series of annual updates on Wirral’s climate change strategy.  It details steps taken from August 2017 through to July 2018 to advance each of the strategy’s aims.   The report is prepared Read more [...]

  • Bringing climate change action closer to home

    Climate change can be a big, scary issue. Scientists have recently sounded the alarm bells – again.  The extreme consequences of unchecked climate change are in the headlines – again.  But will things now go quiet – again – as we continue to go about our day to day business unchanged?  The Read more [...]

  • How could we solar power London?

    As a country, the UK has make huge strides in recent decades towards renewable energies such as wind, solar, bio and hydro. In 2017, renewable and nuclear power surpassed gas and coal for the first time. However, there is still work to be done as only 14% of electricity used Read more [...]

  • Vertical Farming

    Farmflex A flexible and climate controlled 40′ freight containerwith a state-of-the-art leafy green growing rack setup. This system gives you a fully automated 4-layer growing solution.LAYERS: 4 / SIZE: 40FT Standard functions 40 ft insulated container / Climate control / 1 irrigation system / Continuous monitoring / Custom-made LEDs / Basic control app/internet / Handling area Read more [...]

  • Pollution benefits of electric vehicles in the spotlight

    Wirral marked Clean Air Day with an event to showcase electric vehicles and sustainable transport. Participants gathered at Birkenhead Town Hall to hear presentations that highlighted the practicalities and benefits of making a shift to electric vehicles. A range of e-vehicles were also on show in Hamilton Square alongside displays Read more [...]

  • Ecology Garden

    A new Ecology and Orchard Garden is to be created at Willesden Green Library. With the help of a grant from Our Space, [Groundwork, London], Willesden Green Town Team’s Gardening Group will be planting a new garden-orchard and Green Wall at the side of the Willesden Library from July. Adding Read more [...]

  • Can you go plastic free for one month?

    We are almost half way through Plastic Free July and whether you have managed it fully or not, remember small acts make a BIG difference! The movement is encouraging people to be more aware of their plastic use, we can create a cleaner world for generations to come. Part of this Read more [...]

  • Time to make the switch…

    Our energy system is broken  We know that urgent action is needed to prevent catastrophic climate change. We know that the majority of UK consumers support the use of renewable electricity to power their homes. And yet:  ‘ Less than 2.5% of UK homes are on a renewable electricity tariff; Read more [...]

  • Time to make the switch…

    Our energy system is broken  We know that urgent action is needed to prevent catastrophic climate change. We know that the majority of UK consumers support the use of renewable electricity to power their homes. And yet:  ‘ Less than 2.5% of UK homes are on a renewable electricity tariff; Read more [...]

  • Electricity Installed at Rooted in Hull

    Thanks to the funding of En:Able Communities, the committed support of volunteers, and the help of local business partners, Rooted in Hull have been able to install electricity on site. What’s more, we’re soon to have solar panels in place to subsidise our electricity usage, improving the site’s eco-credentials even further. 

  • Why Wind Power is the Future

    For the first time in human history wind power is creating more electricity than coal, with the UK leading the way in this green energy technology. With increasing production, wind power is becoming more visible among our landscapes. Here are the answers to some of questions that surround the idea Read more [...]

  • 3 ways removal companies can be more eco-friendly

    As problems associated with carbon emissions continue to grow, it has never been more important to prioritise a green approach for all businesses. This is particularly true in the removals industry, which has a large carbon footprint. While moving heavy goods around in big vehicles is the nature of the Read more [...]

  • Invest in community-owned solar power in Salford

    Greater Manchester Community Renewables (GMCR) has launched a share offer to fund solar arrays at Broadoak Primary School, Bridgewater Primary School, Light Oaks Infant & Junior Schools and Peel Hall Primary School. This will help them save money, reduce their carbon emissions and inspire children (and grown-ups!) to learn about Read more [...]

  • Most popular renewable energies by country

    Due to the environmental strains caused by the overuse of fossil fuels, sourcing renewable energy has become a serious pursuit for many countries around the world. There are four main types of renewable energies: biomass (harnessing the energy stored by photosynthesis in plants), hydropower (using the flow of water to Read more [...]

  • Restart/Sewstart returns on Sunday 13th

    TTT’s next fixing and mending workshop is on 13th May.  Restart and Sewstart return for a fiesta of fixing, whether it’s electrical or electronic items that you don’t want to throw away or a sewing machine that is broken or you’re not sure how to use, we can help!  Or Read more [...]

  • T time’

    There’s a time of year that fills us with dread. It’s fast approaching. We deliver our environmental education activities with the benefit of a purpose made eco-exhibition van. We purchased the van after it was retired early from local authority service. It carries our exhibits. It provides a covered space Read more [...]

  • Greener City Fund

    The Mayor wants London to be the first National Park City, with a target of making more than 50% of the city green by 2050. To help do this, he created the Greener City Fund in summer 2017.  Community grants Applications are now open for round two of the Community Read more [...]

  • Applications open for 2018

    Bright Green Future is an exciting national programme for teenagers between 14 and 18 who want to create a more sustainable future for our planet. It is a unique opportunity to learn about sustainability and environmental decision making. Throughout the year you’ll participate in training activities, a work experience placement Read more [...]

  • Planting trees!

    We recently were awarded ‘1500 in total to allow to start on our Plant a Tree Walk – AKA Willesden Wood- down our high road. We believe that that we are the first London high street to attempt to plant trees in pots along the entire length! Which in our Read more [...]

  • What can you do to help save the great barrier reef?

    Even if you are nowhere near Australia you will probably know that the great barrier reef is under incredible pressure to survive, there are many issues negatively affecting coral reefs around the world including pollution (including plastics), unsustainable fishing, climate change, coastal development and invasive species. There are many things Read more [...]

  • Could Australian Sea Power Fix the Energy Crisis?

    The future is full of fascinating technology, from 3D printing, to AI, to self driving cars and fascinating technology in transport. However, renewable energy has been a key area of interest with many incentives to invest in the research and development of harmful coal and oil alternatives. Timothy Finnigan, CEO Read more [...]

  • National Vegetarian Week – grant available

    Ready for National Vegetarian Week 14-20 May?  This year there is a fund to help support communities plan activities and events.  Who can apply? Not for profit organisations in the UK (e.g. community groups, schools, housing associations, youth clubs, Cubs, Brownies, Scouts or Guides). Informal groups of friends, parents or students. Vegetarian Read more [...]

  • Are offshore windfarms the future?

    Globally, investment in the generation of offshore wind power grew by 40% in 2016, despite an overall worldwide fall in funding for renewable energies. Along with Denmark, the UK is one of the nations leading the global push towards offshore wind power ‘ which makes sense, given the suitability of Read more [...]

  • Round Two Projects and What They Achieved

    It has been a few months since the Carling and Wetherspoon #YourPintCan second round winners were chosen, and since the successful groups have accomplished their project goals. From 214 nominations, the judging panels selected 9 winners, 5 of which were chosen in the second round. The second-round winners consisted of Read more [...]

  • Grow Wild community fund is open!

    Kew Grow Wild is excited to launch their new community project funding for 2018. They are awarding funding of ‘2,000 or ‘4,000 to community groups (ideally those that are hard to reach) that want to bring people together through activities that connect their community and celebrate UK native wild flowers, Read more [...]

  • The Big Clean Community Switch

    Calling all community energy groups!  Project Dirt are working in collaboration with Big Clean Switch to launch an exciting new funding campaign – The Big Clean Community Switch. The fund aims to help local people save money by switching to clean energy, whilst raising money for local community energy projects and groups. Interested? If Read more [...]

  • Culpeper Community Garden

    This Wednesday I was lucky to visit the Culpeper Community Farm; It was a chilly morning, and I had no idea what to expect going into this project, other than I might be doing some gardening, and upon arriving I was greeted with warm smiles from everyone there. We began Read more [...]

  • There’s magic in them there woods

    With ‘National Tree Planting Week’ fast approaching, local businesses and charities are joining forces to create a honey bee wood in the blink of an eye. On a crisp December 1st Graduate Planet and the Forest of Hearts are teaming up to offer local business the opportunity to come and Read more [...]

  • London Solar Community Energy Fund

    Sadiq Khan has opened London’s first community energy fund for solar projects, offering ‘400,000 over four years to support community energy groups overcome the challenges in getting projects off the ground. The fund offers grants of up to ‘15,000 per project to support a range of project feasibility and scoping Read more [...]

  • Climate event for Interfaith Week

    Cool – the climate change strategy for Wirral – recognises the role of faith communities in responding to climate change.  It is therefore pleasing to report that charity Faiths4Change will be running an event on this topic to be held in Wirral during Interfaith Week 2017.  The event has a Read more [...]

  • The Importance of Offshore Wind Farms

    Are you aware that the UK generates more electricity from offshore wind than any other country? The UK now has 30 offshore wind farms, meeting around 5% of the annual UK electricity requirements and this figure is expected to grow by 10% by 2020. Lately there seem to have been Read more [...]

  • The Importance of Offshore Wind Farms

    Are you aware that the UK generates more electricity from offshore wind than any other country? The UK now has 30 offshore wind farms, meeting around 5% of the annual UK electricity requirements and this figure is expected to grow by 10% by 2020. Lately there seem to have been Read more [...]

  • CREW Solar

    Go Green, Go Solar: join our project for solar panels on homes in Wandsworth and Merton CREW are now offering Wandsworth and Merton residents big discounts on getting solar panels installed on their home, by joining our group purchasing scheme: Save up to 50% on retail prices Save money on Read more [...]

  • Gardening

    Our flowers have bloomed beautifully from all the drizzle and rain we have had.  From seeds to flowers brightening up our gardens.

  • Sustainable Merton is Hiring!

    Interim Chief Executive Officer (6 months) ‘12,000 annual salary for 15 hours per week (equivalent to a full time salary of ‘30,000) This is an exciting challenge for you to transform the way a local charity operates. We seek an interim Chief Executive Officer to cover the work of the Read more [...]

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