Sunday, 30 August 2015

Neonics are killing bees and wild birds - act now please!!!!

On Saturday I took these pictures in  Waitrose Saltash where they are selling chemical sprays containg dangerous neonics as well as bee friendly plants ( which will also probably have been treated with neonics)

Please write or email these local businesses using our letter as your template (or just print it off at home and send it)

Mike Bestwick
Saltash PL12 6LD

Mr and Mrs Hooper
Tamar View Nurseries
P12 6PH

The Manager
Gilston Road
Saltash PL12 6TW

Dawn and Simon Morris
Tartendown Nursery
​ Landrake PL12​ 5AF

Monday, 29 December 2014

Tips for a Waste Free Christmas

Happy New Year !

Well it is nearly 2015 and as we are enjoying a beautiful crisp winter day I went on a long walk and thought about my New Year's Resolutions.

At this time of year the amount of waste everywhere depresses me. In an attempt to reduce my home's contribution to the waste mountain I've been doing a few things I'd like to share with you.

1. During the year I buy lovely vintage table cloths and napkins from Charity Shops and wash and iron these so I have plenty for Christmas and I never have to buy paper napkins or cloths.

2. I grow my own tree.You can buy tiny Norway Spruces from Duchy Nurseries in Lostwithiel for about 50p.Buy 5 and plant them on your allotment or in a large container then you'll always have a tree for Christmas.

As you know that your tree hasn't been sprayed with any nasty chemicals you can use a sprig to make a lovely Christmas flavoured Vodka! Simply add a fresh sprig of Norway spruce to a small bottle of Vodka and leave for at least 2 weeks.

3.Use fabrics to wrap presents! Collect nice pieces of cotton fabric during the year and at Christmas wash and iron then before wrapping around your gifts and tying with ribbons.
The fabric can be re-sued indefinitely.

4.Make decorations! A lovely tutorial for origami stars which you can make from printed papers. Great fun for older children.

5. Some odours at Christmas time are very welcome but some are not! Please don't reach for a chemical 'air freshner' to cover up smells. This article explains just how harmful chemical sprays such as Febreze can be. Instead use natural essential oils mixed and dabbed onto a cotton ribbon or cord which you leave on a radiator or top of Aga.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

BBC Radio 4 - In Denial - Climate on the Couch

BBC Radio 4 - In Denial - Climate on the Couch

This addresses many issues around Climate Change and why so many of us chose to ignore the facts!It's 30 mins long.

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Do Something Fantastic Cut the Plastic ! coming soon to Waitrose

We will soon be in the Waitrose store at Carkeel ( 12th May - 19th May) with our display boards and car stickers hopefully we'll be able to inspire shoppers to cut down on the plastic they use.

Say Hi if you see us and remember your bags!

Ideally we'd like to see shoppers bring their own bags rather than accept the supermarket bags and also to cut down on plastic packaging.

Lets stop This!

And This

If you have any ideas to Cut the Plastic please do email us; and we'll post them here!