environmental

carding mill valley view of green shropshire hills
10 Apr 2015
Following on from the highly successful first event in 2013 when we were joined by more than 80 delegates, the second Big Green Shropshire Gathering will take place on Saturday 25th April 2015 at Shropshire Wildlife Trust’s Visitor Centre, Abbey Foregate. Shrewsbury from 9.30am until 4.00pm.  This year’s programme is covering two major environmental and climate change issues:  Sustainable Farming...
shirley with recycler
03 Nov 2014
We have been working for a number of years now to try to get people to recycle more and one tried and tested method is to work through local schools.  Not only is this helping us to train up the future recyclers of tommorrow but through 'pester power' we know that kids are great at getting their folks to recycle more today.   It also makes alot of sense for us to get schools on board as their...
Ellesmere Green Flag Award
31 Oct 2014
The Mere at Ellesmere has officially unveiled their new Green Flag to celebrate being awarded the prestigious status. The Green Flag Award was first launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country and The Mere met all the criteria for the honour. Pictured above members of the Mere Advisory Board, Friends of The Mere, Shropshire Cllr Ann Hartley, Shropshire Cllr Steve...
Shropshire Council staff car sharing
24 Jul 2014
For many in Shropshire there is no easy alternative to using the car but now there is an easy way to take the sting out of the cost of driving. Shropshire Council in partnership with Telford and Wrekin Council have launched ‘Shropshare’; a new county-wide car share initiative which is free to join and use for individuals and organisations alike. Car sharing is simple – sharing a car with people...
GSX logo
23 Oct 2013
Are you interested in local (and global) environmental issues? Well you need to come to the Big Green Shropshire Gathering which will be taking place on Saturday 9th November at Shropshire Wildlife Trust in Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury from 9.30am until 4pm. The day will include a programme of speakers from environmental organisations in Shropshire, a variety a stalls showcasing green projects from...
green fair
02 Jul 2013
This Saturday (6th July 2013) why not come down to the Shrewsbury Green Fair to chill out with some family friendly fun for all. You can hear some funky folk music, whilst the kids can be occupied with some eco-friendly arts and crafts, you can grab yourself a Fairtrade cofee and a slice or orgasmic organic cake and have a wander around and find out all about environmental issues.  There will be...
Freegle logo
24 Nov 2012
Having a clear out? Well check out Freegle a fantastic website which links people who want to get rid of stuff and people who are looking for stuff together - kind of like an online dating agency for junk! There's 7,000 members in the Shrewsbury Freegle group alone! Freegle (short for Freely Given, Locally, Easily) is a not-for-profit community website run with local volunteers from Shropshire to...
Cllr Keith Barrow recycling plastic
15 Nov 2012
Residents across Shropshire are now recycling a wider range of plastic.  Since the start of October 2012, Shropshire Council, has been able to collect most types of household plastic food and drinks packaging.  Simply wash and squash and put your plastic pots, tubs and trays into your recycling box along with your plastic bottles, tins and cans. Every household has received a leaflet which...
Students with compost bins
08 Nov 2012
Along with our contractor Veolia we've been helping some adults with learning difficulities who are studying horticulture and environmental studies at Radbrook College in Shrewsbury.    Its been really rewarding to be involved with the students and staff who are a lovely bunch of people.  As part of their course they have been looking at composting, which is obviously integral to any garden.  We...
Volunteers from Home Essentials
06 Nov 2012
Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme are a registered charity who operate independently across Shrewsbury and its rural hinterland to provide disadvantaged households with recycled furniture and household goods at low prices. Shrewsbury Furniture Scheme, first established in 1994, now trade under the name Home Essentials.  They operate predominantly in and around Shrewsbury by offering free collections of...
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