Change has happened so fast this past month it has been hard to keep up. No sooner have we held a Coronavirus meeting, revised risk assessments and issued communications than the situation changes, leaving hours of spent time useless in its wake. Obviously this is a minor inconvenience in the scheme of things but the need for decision making has been relentless, with the guidance often running two paces behind what has felt morally right, leaving organisations like us who work with vulnerable people, in a dilemma.
Changing your eating habits is one very effective way that individuals can lower their carbon footprint. According to Mike Berners-Lee, author of ‘How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything’, the food we buy makes up around 20% of our carbon footprint. In the UK that’s 170 million tonnes of CO2e which is almost as much as we emit on household fuel and electricity put together!
Just back from holiday? Dreaming of your next trip?
Concerned about the impact of travel on the climate crisis?
Here’s some info to help guide you through this minefield – mostly taken from the book ‘How Bad are Bananas – the Carbon Footprint of Everything’ (1) by Mike Berners-Lee (which by the way is well worth buying as a solidly-researched source of information on all this stuff – and a surprisingly entertaining read!).
Susan and Ashley from Nature’s Rainbow are passionate about dyeing using their own home grown plants. Susan has given talks and written articles for crafters over the country as well as delivering workshops. Ashley has been growing dye plants for 14 years and writes about them in the Nature’s Rainbow blog; he also keeps bees.
Our trustees are currently reviewing the vision, mission and values of the Triangle Garden before writing a new business plan for 2019-2025. The draft vision etc is now out for consultation until the 10th March and we'd welcome the views of all our supporters. Please have a read of the attached pdf and email us your comments here.
That day in the summer of 2018 was Sunday 29th July, our last volunteer morning before the school holidays, and after weeks of intense and unrelenting heat the weather broke and gave us wind and rain! At ten o'clock we were all ready to cancel and go home, thinking that nobody would turn up when this happened...
This month a new group of volunteers from local building company Crane gave up their morning to help us give the interior of our Pavilion meeting room/workshop a new lick of paint. A few months ago a group of them had helped us prepare the interior and repaint the doors and skirtings white, but this time the transformation was striking!