environment

07 Sep 2022
A free carbon literacy workshop to help businesses across the region prepare for looming climate challenges is to be held in Shrewsbury. The programme, led by Business Net Zero’s sustainability consultants and trainers Sue Burnell and Kevin Oubridge, is provided by the Marches Growth Hub Shropshire in partnership with Business Net Zero and CREST. The workshop and online sessions are free to...
Energy Meter on home table
05 Aug 2022
The success of a pioneering project aimed at reducing carbon emissions and tackling fuel poverty should pave the way for similar projects across the region, the chief executive of the Marches Local Enterprise Partnership said today. Rachel Laver says she is delighted that the Marches LEP-funded scheme – to install green energy systems into 68 existing homes and a further 11 new builds – has been...
28 Jul 2022
The Shropshire Love Nature Festival was launched this weekend at the start of a month long series of events turning the spotlight on local solutions to the nature and climate crises across the county. The four weeks of events kicked off on Saturday with up to 20 different organisations taking part to help Shropshire people connect to nature in the county and discover ways to make changes in their...
The Shropshire Love Nature Festival group
06 Jul 2022
Organisations and individuals across Shropshire come together in July and August for a nature festival that celebrates all that is green across the county.   The Shropshire Love Nature Festival runs from July 23 to August 21 in a month packed with events exploring the county’s natural environment and raising awareness of how people can help protect its rich natural heritage. The four weeks of...
17 Jan 2022
A construction firm is helping a Shrewsbury charity build for the future by creating a new facility so it can efficiently process and produce its wares for sale to the public. Pave Aways Building Contractors is building a honey extraction room for the Shropshire Beekeepers’ Association at its HQ and apiary in Shrewsbury, free of charge as part of its community benefits programme. The new...
Hanson opens its Condover quarry for biodiversity competition
02 Aug 2021
Hanson’s Condover sand and gravel quarry, near Shrewsbury, is among the sites participating in the fifth round of the company’s biodiversity competition, the Quarry Life Award.   The international competition is run every three years by Hanson’s parent company HeidelbergCement to raise the understanding of the biodiversity value of quarrying sites during and after extraction and share new best...
Base Architecture's Managing Director Harry Reece plants the first trees in support of its new Base Cares policy
09 Feb 2021
A firm of Shropshire architects has designed a plan for growth in 2021, unveiling a new environmental pledge to celebrate a 93 per cent success rate for planning approvals. Base Architecture will plant a tree for every new project it is appointed to as part of its overarching commitment to sustainability after signing up to The World Land Trust. The tree planting project is part of the firm’s new...
Julian Kirkahm from SWG Construction explains the company's committment to meet new eco laws
03 Dec 2020
A Shropshire company is leading the way to ensure buildings across the UK meet tight new regulations on energy before a new law comes into force. SWG Group, based in Shrewsbury, has launched a huge programme to help scale up infrastructure and refit buildings in pursuit of net zero emissions by 2050. Julian Kirkham, Director at SWG, said they are ready to rise to the challenge through their...
25 Sep 2019
A Shropshire company is encouraging people to think about what they can do to help the environment by getting involved in a special event this month (SEPT). Recycle Week 2019 runs from September 23 to 29 with a theme of ‘Recycling: It’s in Our Own Hands’. Organisers say last year Britain woke up to recycling and 2019 is the year we are all taking action. Office supplies firm Chrisbeon, with...
Chrisbeon's Craig and Richard Hughes with a chair made of recycled bottles.
23 Sep 2019
A Shropshire company is encouraging people to think about what they can do to help the environment by getting involved in a special event this month (SEPT). Recycle Week 2019 runs from September 23 to 29 with a theme of ‘Recycling: It’s in Our Own Hands’. Organisers say last year Britain woke up to recycling and 2019 is the year we are all taking action. Office supplies firm Chrisbeon, with...
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