We have commissioned advice from the Wildlife Trust on how to nurture nature and improve biodiversity in our town. Lots of people have been sharing pictures of the wildflowers have thrived during lockdown, including orchids, wild garlic, ladysmock flowers and daisies en masse. All these flowers provide vital nutrients to wildlife; and allowing the grassContinue reading “Greening Southwell”
Comments have been invited on the proposal to develop a solar farm in Halloughton capable of generating 50MW, covering 107 hectares. This will generate enough renewable power to generate the equivalent annual energy needs of around 12,209 homes and will not require subsidies as the costs of solar PV have fallen 90% since 2009. FullContinue reading “Halloughton Solar Farm”
More and more of us want to reduce our plastic footprint and avoid toxic chemicals in our home, and green cleaning is a great way of doing both whilst also saving money. Local cleaners Clean Cycle have pledged to go completely eco friendly in 2020 and have shared some of their ideas. Citrus Scrub 1Continue reading “Green Clean”
In July 2019 our District Council declared a climate emergency, and in September set out a plan of action for how it would approach the challenge . Having spoken at the Council meeting, and launching a petition calling for urgent follow-up action, we were invited to give our views to the relevant committee and theirContinue reading “Helping Newark and Sherwood with its environmental ambitions”
Southwell has been welcoming visitors at Christmas for over 900 years. For most of those years those visitors were focussed on the Minster, but they are also now drawn by the town’s retailers. A busy high street full of independent shops is good for the economy, our community and the environment. We don’t have toContinue reading “Have a conscious Christmas”
Tonight we hosted Carbon Legacy and 30 interested households at Southwell Town Council offices, to hear how we could work together to get a better deal for the environment, and ourselves.
I’ve recently started to renovate a house, and I’m lucky that the house is already extremely well insulated. But I still need to work out how to best ventilate it, to get fresh air in without letting the warmth out. The answer at first, as with so many products in the energy efficiency market, seemsContinue reading “Making homes fit for the future”
Today we presented our thoughts on the potential of community projects to contribute to the sustainable development of communities across the Newark and Sherwood District.
Today some of us took part in Extinction Rebellion’s Funeral for the Future in Southwell. The aim of such actions is to raise awareness of the climate emergency and ask our politicians to act at the speed and scale such an emergency demands.
Fashion, Food and Floods: three sustainability challenges facing our society 40 locals joined us in the Hearty’s Barn for an evening of talks from Nottingham Trent University on Our Society and Planet Earth, asking how we tackle our throwaway culture, how secure are our food supplies, and how can we manage flood risk in aContinue reading “Pint of Science 2019: Fashion, Food and Floods”