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As 2021 draws to a close, we have been reflecting on the past year and everything we have achieved.. We are so thankful for the passion and dedication of our Community Champions to making Merton a greener, healthier, and happier place to live and work.

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We are very excited to be launching our Energy Saving Handbook, designed and illustrated by our Community Champions that contain a wide range of actions you can take to be more sustainable, happier, healthier, and save money!

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Taking action to improve air quality is easy and can lead to a healthier, happier life. In our NEW Air Quality Handbook, we’ve compiled some of the easiest things you can do to improve the air quality in your home, local area, throughout Merton and beyond!

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We hope you are all enjoying the sunshine and spending time in the great outdoors with friends and family. Now that more of us are venturing out and about and doing more of the things that bring us joy, we hope you will be excited to hear that we have a number of in-person events happening this month... 

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As Earth Day approaches and lockdown restrictions continue to ease, it's time to think about our relationship with the environment and the steps we must take, individually and together, to #RestoreOurEarth...

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Last month, the resilient Merton community came together to show that we are ready for a big year of climate CHANGE - of the very positive kind! We were delighted to be among the 60 attendees at the launch of Merton's Climate Action Group and look forward to supporting and leading on key areas of this work...

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COP26, one of the largest global conversations about the Climate Emergency, is underway in Glasgow! At the two-week UN Climate Conference, countries are being asked to set ambitious 2030 emissions reductions targets... 

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Last month, the IPCC released its highly anticipated climate change report, described by the UN Chief as "a code red for humanity", The message is clear: the Climate Crisis can no longer be ignored or avoided. If we take action now we can make a difference.

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This month is Plastic Free July, an opportunity to take a closer look at the actions we can take to tackle our pesky single-use plastic habit. Wherever you are on your #PlasticFreeMerton journey, there is always more to be done...

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Spring is in full swing and May brings with it plenty of opportunities to get active, feel good and do something good for our local environment, whether that be helping to keep Merton clean and green through community litter picks and gardening projects, or pledging to build active travel into your daily routine to reduce emissions and #BreatheCleanerAir....

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Spring is here 🌸 and with it comes a restored sense of hope for the future. We must continue to take care of ourselves and others but we can also look forward to the opportunities that this year still holds for people and the planet...

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Firstly, we want to wish all of our supporters a very Happy New Year! Despite these difficult times, you have continued to support us as we push on with our mission to protect this wonderful planet for everyone who calls it home...

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