The Plastic Free Communities Impact Report: ‘Remarkable’ grassroots action is turning the tide on plastic pollution

Plastic Free Chester joins 831 communities in the UK successfully tackling single use plastic An estimated 29.4 million people in the UK live in a community working on the campaign Plastic is being reduced at an estimated rate of 43 million items per year, 67% of which is directly attributable to the campaign 4,590 businessesContinue reading “The Plastic Free Communities Impact Report: ‘Remarkable’ grassroots action is turning the tide on plastic pollution”

Which region in the England is the most sustainable?

It’s nearly half way through February and so so much is being planned for the region this year, it’s definitely looking like the year Cheshire moves right up that list of Sustainable regions on the heels of those shown in research by Thriving Places. In 2021 the report gave the top spot to Salford which surprisedContinue reading “Which region in the England is the most sustainable?”

This November’s Conference of the Parties (COP) is critical for the future of our planet but why?

By Helen Tandy I have been campaigning for almost as long as the UN have spoken about the climate yet little progress has been made. This year’s COP will be the most significant yet, being widely thought of as the last chance for world leaders to commit to action on climate change before we reachContinue reading “This November’s Conference of the Parties (COP) is critical for the future of our planet but why?”

Carbon Footprint Steps in Cheshire

Giki is an online personal guide to calculate, track and reduce your environmental footprint. Our Great Big Green Week Festival linked the principles of Giki in its core message. As Giki is online our Carbon Footprint Friends project brought it to the physical out of the virtual. The Children had great fun checking out theContinue reading “Carbon Footprint Steps in Cheshire”

Why should I sign up to Giki?

We encourage you to sign up to Giki as part of our Eco Communities account. Once you’ve signed up, Giki will ask a few simple lifestyle questions to get you started. Answering these questions gives you an initial estimate of your carbon footprint which you can track on your Progress page. This is the “goContinue reading “Why should I sign up to Giki?”

What is a Carbon Footprint?

A personal carbon footprint measures the greenhouse gases which are emitted as a result of the activities of an individual. Typically it’s measured in kilograms or tonnes of carbon dioxide ‘equivalents’. This is because whilst carbon dioxide is the main greenhouses gas it also needs to include other gases such as methane and nitrous oxideContinue reading “What is a Carbon Footprint?”