Do you want a warmer, cheaper, greener home?

Do you want a warmer, cheaper, greener home?

Making our homes more energy efficient is such a great, and relatively easy way to keep warmer in winter, save some money and reduce our carbon footprint. Especially at a time when it's all too easy to feel powerless in the face of the huge issue of climate change. It's a win-win for all. And, with several grants available at the moment to help with the initial costs, now is the perfect time but where do you start and what option is best for you? Well, check out this recording of the Sea Mills & Coombe Dingle Climate Action group workshop…
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I’m Dreaming of a green Christmas part 2

I’m Dreaming of a green Christmas part 2

Christmas for many has become a consumerist trap to buy more toys, more food, more clothes, more wrapping, more  cards, more, more, more. And all of this, every single extra bit of plastic and card and chocolate has an environmental cost. According to one study, 'three days of festivities could result in as much as 650 kg of carbon dioxide emissions per person. This is 5.5% of our total annual carbon footprint.’ In just 3 days! And that data is from 2011, I can only imagine it has increased since then. But – there’s no need to feel guilty about…
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I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas part 1

I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas part 1

“Every year, the British public celebrates Christmas by cutting down eight million trees, wrapping enough presents to smother Guernsey, binning billions of greetings cards, and then throwing away £l billion worth of food.”.Author(s): M. HarrisSource: Volume 6, Issue 12, December 2011, p. 30 – 33 If that’s not reason to be start being a bit more conscious about your consumerism this Christmas, I don’t know what is. But more on how you can do that in part 2. Firstly, let’s talk Craftivism, a term coined by writer and crafter Betsy Greer. According to the Craftivism Collective founder, Sarah Corbett, this,…
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Warmer, Greener, Cheaper Homes – FREE Q&A Session

Warmer, Greener, Cheaper Homes – FREE Q&A Session

Improvements to your home to keep in the warmth and reduce energy consumption is a great way to save money and help protect the environment. With several grants available at the moment to help with the initial costs, now is the perfect time. But where do you start and what option is best for you? Sea Mills and Combe Dingle Climate Action is hosting an online Q&A with our local experts, Trishna from the Centre for Sustainable Energy and Ian from Fourwalls that will cover the basics, from what support options are available and switching energy suppliers to insulation and…
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