As the Halloween season comes to an end for another year I feel like I should remind you of one of the most pressing issues in the UK at the moment, this time of the year especially. One of the most interesting parts of Halloween every year is everybody’s pumpkin carvings. It’s just a shame … More Lets SQUASH food waste
Hi, my name is Helen Tandy, I’ve been running this blog for over a year so now might seem like a silly time to be introducing myself. Despite me actually being on WordPress for a year I’ve recently become slightly distracted by some of my other activities so I’ve been neglecting the blog somewhat. My life is … More Helen Tandy: About me
Last month I completed the The Plastic Challenge, I am pleased that my fellow Friends of the Earth Chester & District Group members are all now much more aware of the effects plastics can have and do carry reusable coffee cups and refillable water bottles. I have been working hard on reducing my environmental impact … More The problem with plastic and my June Challenge – Helen Tandy
In the 21st Century we all live in a throwaway culture, people buy things for one use then chuck it, with little thought to the effect that can have on the environment. The most common place of work in the UK is an office, I find that an office is one of the most egregious … More Making your Office Zero Waste
As I’m sure you have all picked up by now, I’m passionate about the environment, I spend a great deal of my spare time working to better my local area, adding wildflower areas, talking to my local shopping park about more plants etc. Something else I feel passionate about is just how much food goes … More Sell by, Use by, Bye bye?
I spend most of my weekends at fetes and festivals, campaigning to protect our bees and other pollinators. Around 75% of the food we eat needs to be pollinated, and bees are major parts of this process. Bees also help keep our green spaces flourishing. That includes gardens, parks and streets, as well as uncultivated areas like woodland and … More Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count and things to do at home to help save the bees – Helen Tandy
I recently, along with a lot of people from work (cake acted as a great bribe) watched a few short movies about climate change as part of The Climate Coalition campaign #showthelove. We watched the following clips: Our Future – Narrated by Morgan Freeman Climate Change Explained Before the Flood Official Trailer #1 (2016) Leonardo DiCaprio … More The future of UK energy