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03/02/15 – Safe Cycling in the Snow Walking & cycling are great alternatives for everyday journeys all year round but if you’re out and about on two wheels, make sure you stay safe in the snow with these simple tips from Sustrans:
1. Check the weather forecast
Check the ... read more
29/01/15 – Making Marmalade! A very important ingredient of marmalade, the Seville orange, has a particularly short season – running from the end of December through to February. So, now’s the perfect time to head to your local market & stock up to make ... read more
21/01/15 – Future Wimbledon Have your say on how Wimbledon might evolve and look in the future by text-voting for your favourite ideas from the shortlisted winning entries of the Future Wimbledon Competition.
The exhibition will be displayed between Morrisons supermarket and the Odeon cinema in Wimbledon town ... read more
13/01/15 – Living Roofs: The Benefits A living roof is a roof onto which vegetation is intentionally grown or habitats for wildlife are established to benefit the environment and the occupant(s). Want to know more?
Sustainable Merton’s Air Quality Leader, Curt Brown, discusses the ways in which living roofs ... read more
05/01/15 – Christmas Tree Recycling Remember to recycle your trees by placing them outside your home for Merton Council’s free collection service between 5th – 25th January, or take yours to the Garth Road Reuse & Recycling Centre.
17/12/14 – Green Gift Wrapping Make your Christmas wrapping style a little more unique & kinder on the environment by using degradable/reusable shopping bags & old clothes to wrap up presents. Here are some we made earlier…
11/12/14 – It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas… It’s that time of year when we’re all putting up our Christmas trees and decorations… but remember to turn off Christmas tree lights and other appliances at the end of the day!
If you’ve picked up one of the National Trusts ... read more
04/12/14 – Leave the Leaves For Wildlife Take it easy and leave those leaves to stay where they fall. The leaf layer creates a mini ecosystem for many wildlife species – providing food and shelter. The leaves also form a natural mulch to suppress weeds and fertilise ... read more