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15/07/14 – A Win for Organic! The idea that farming methods do not affect the quality of the food we consume has been overthrown by new findings in a landmark report published in the British Journal of Nutrition.
The paper concludes that there are notable differences in ... read more
08/07/14 – Fish Finder The issue of fishing in the ocean is often discussed but for consumers, it can be difficult to know which fish to buy when trying to make more sustainable food choices.
To help with your selection, visit the Marine Conservation Society’s Fish ... read more
01/07/14 – Eco-Friendly Summer Holidays It’s that time of year when many of us are planning and looking forward to our summer holidays!
If you decide to hit the beach or take to the hills, it’s important to make travel choices that will reduce your impact ... read more
25/06/14 – Coping with Slugs and Snails The warm weather we had at the start of the year resulted in slugs and snails waking early from hibernation to reproduce. This, in combination with the wet conditions we’ve had recently has also created favourable humid conditions, enabling populations ... read more
11/06/2014 – Reminder of what can and can’t be recycled in Merton The amount of contaminated recyclable material being rejected at recycling plants recently hit the headlines and continues to rise!
Over 100,000 tonnes of mixed rubbish ended up in landfill sites last year, so it’s really important that we take extra care ... read more
02/06/14 – Volunteers’ Week 2014 It’s the 30th anniversary of Volunteers Week (1st – 7th June 2014), so we’d like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of those who volunteer their time with us!
We’d love to work with more of you, so why ... read more
29/05/14 – Rainwater Harvesting Make the most of those rainy days and harvest water for dry spells.
Rain water harvesting is not only good for the environment but also for your pocket. By ensuring that all your water buts are well maintained and in good ... read more
21/05/14 – Caring for your Street Trees During this lovely hot weather we’ve been having, it’s important to remember to water young trees planted along your roads.
Visit the Forestry Commission’s webpage to read more about the benefits of street trees.
You can also get involved in creating and caring for ... read more