Sophia’s Illustrations

Website Sophia Shaw a regular at our events, a freelance illustrator based near the beautiful city of Chester on the Shropshire Union canal aboard 42ft narrowboat ‘Roanoke’ with partner Andrew and little rescue dog, John.  A love of travel, nature and beautiful gardens very much inspires Sophia’s work, from map-making to her unique artist greeting cardsContinue reading “Sophia’s Illustrations”

Chester Fair Trading

As well as stalls at events, Chester Fair Trading has a shop at the Wesley Church in Chester. The shop continues to look fantastic and so welcoming. They have had a new range of goods from Shared Earth which are selling well alongside all the usual Traidcraft products. Chester celebratied 20 years as a FairtradeContinue reading “Chester Fair Trading”

How to Become a Plastic Free Business Champion

To become a Plastic Free Cheshire business through Surfers Against Sewage – you need to give up/ have given up or never used at least 3 items of single use plastic. When you achive this you will be Bronze accredited. You can also now go for higher awards of Silver and Gold by giving upContinue reading “How to Become a Plastic Free Business Champion”

Save Money, Carbon and Plastic with Every Wash

Helen Chambers, Eco Communities Director If you are anything like me the washing machine is a daily occurrence. At atime when we are all looking to save money on our energy bills and protect our planet any way we can, I wanted to share a couple of small changes to an everyday activity that couldContinue reading “Save Money, Carbon and Plastic with Every Wash”

Waste Not Want More: What is Zero Waste Shopping?

The first episode of BBC Blue Planet in October 2017 attracted 14 million viewers. The series, dedicated to showing the effects of plastic pollution shocked the viewing public and the outcry to reduce the effects of this pollution became ‘The Attenborough Effect’ Many people were already advocating a reduction in plastic and Zero Waste living,Continue reading “Waste Not Want More: What is Zero Waste Shopping?”

Carpe Diem Holistics and Fairtrade

Carpe Diem is a family run business with over 20 years experience in Fair trade. ‘Amongst other ,we stock beautiful home furnishings, bamboo socks, mango wood chests, organic candles, colourful jute bags ,cheerful rainbow pottery and more.  We are strongly involved within the community and in schools. On the holistic side we have for 13Continue reading “Carpe Diem Holistics and Fairtrade”