Dietary recommendations for reducing environmental impacts and improving sustainability

Dietary Recommendations from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation 2016 “There is increasing evidence that dietary patterns with low environmental impacts are also healthier. Common features of such diets are: the diversity of foods eaten a balance between energy intake and energy expenditure the inclusion of minimally processed tubers and whole grains along with legumes, … Read more

Ideas for Plastic-Free Gardening

Will we ever be plastic-free? Maybe not, but to know that a broken plastic flower pot which I threw away last week will still be around in 400 years is mind-blowing! Here are a few ideas to get you thinking as we try to break the ‘plastic’ habits and begin the process to greatly reduce … Read more

Lamppost Charging

The air quality in our towns is not great. Zero emission Electric Vehicles (EV) can help but unfortunately many of us have no driveway to charge them. Well, a solution may be just around the street corner. Ubitricity, a Berlin based business, is rolling out a network of lamppost based chargers following trials in London … Read more

Swift Group Update

June 16th – 23rd was the first ever National Swift Awareness Week and the Bradford on Avon Swift Group (an offshoot of the biodiversity group of Climate Friendly Bradford on Avon) put on a number of events to raise awareness of how we can help these charismatic birds

Monthly meetings

On the 3rd Monday of the month, we get together, normally with a speaker and usually at the Quaker Meeting House, Whiteheads Lane, BoA, BA15 1JU. Please check the Calendar for up-to-date information about venues and topics. The monthly meeting starts at 7.30 p.m. and finishes between 9.00 and 9.30. We keep everyone up to … Read more

Campaigning

The Climate Coalition

Campaigning is really important as it’s the main way of influencing policy at local and national level. MPs and ministers are frequently contacted by grass-roots climate change groups and this does have an impact. It is important to keep reminding our local MP about the issues that concern us, to keep her on her toes! CFB … Read more

Schools

We have an excellent relationship with our local schools and work with them at a variety of levels. We have led assemblies at all the schools, informing the students about a variety of climate change issues and encouraging them to play their part.  We regularly attend EcoGroup meetings at Fitzmaurice Primary and St Laurence. All … Read more