#LoveParksWeek – is our love of litter picking over?

Helen Tandy, Director, Eco Communities As love parks week comes to a close it felt like a fitting time to get our next litter pick hub out and into Countess of Chester Country Park . We have a long history of linking events into the park and have regularly done group litter picks with theContinue reading “#LoveParksWeek – is our love of litter picking over?”

Food for the Planet

Eco Communities has registered to support the Food for the Planet campaign. The project is helping local authorities, businesses and organisations take simple actions to tackle the climate and nature emergency through food. We are looking to encourage businesses to act. https://www.foodfortheplanet.org.uk/ Food and the Climate and Nature Emergency The food system contributes about 30%Continue reading “Food for the Planet”

Act Now and be a Sustainable Palm Oil Champion!

Faye Sherlock, Sustainable Communities Project Officer, Chester Zoo Unsustainable production of palm oil is wiping out huge areas of rainforest – in order to provide the ingredient for food and household products consumed in the UK and around the world. Leading conservationists, conservation organisations, wildlife charities and NGOs around the world, backed by detailed scientificContinue reading “Act Now and be a Sustainable Palm Oil Champion!”

The problem with plastic – why recycling isn’t the answer?

I was emailed a copy of the front of the Mirror this week by one of oursupporters, with the headline ‘Tons of plastic waste put in UK recycling binsillegally dumped and burnt in Turkey’ This comes up regularly, last time is was when China banned plastic exports.Sadly the EU have put bans in place aroundContinue reading “The problem with plastic – why recycling isn’t the answer?”

What’s the best Climate Friendly Diet?

A great read from @Guardian prompted me to wite this blog. Scientists have concluded that avoiding meat and dairy products is the single biggest way to reduce your environmental impact on the planet. Cuts in meat consumption in rich nations are essential to ending the climate crisis. The story is bigger than this I accept,Continue reading “What’s the best Climate Friendly Diet?”

Paddle, Pick and Picnic @ Thurstaston

This Plastic Free July we are really excited to be going on a beach litterpick. Our litter picks are linked to our work with Surfers Against Sewage, whichstarted its campaigning in Cornwall where it was all about plastic pollution on beaches and beach litter picks. As its campaign grew it became more common for themContinue reading “Paddle, Pick and Picnic @ Thurstaston”

Refill Shed – A Zero Waste Hero

We are sisters Philippa and Caroline & we own and run Refill Shed, which began life in September 2020 in Caroline’s garden shed.  By early 2021 we had outgrown our shed & decided to open a shop in Davenham. Our late Dad was a massive inspiration. He was a dedicated Northwich Councillor & passionate aboutContinue reading “Refill Shed – A Zero Waste Hero”

Luna Tree

Luna Tree was established in 2007, selling fair trade, handmade, silver jewellery and reproduction artworks too. We have a simple philosophy at Luna Tree ‘ You are unique, your jewellery should be too’. Built on deep rooted ethics of trade justice and environmental sustainability, we work directly with a community of Hill Tribe silversmiths inContinue reading “Luna Tree”

How Plastic Free is your July so far?

Helen Tandy, Director, Eco Communities Plastic Free July is a global social movement designed to help people to become a part of the solution to the issues of plastic waste. 2022 is a critical year for us all to turn the tide on plastic pollutants — as businesses and governments respond to public concern. PlasticContinue reading “How Plastic Free is your July so far?”