Lets SQUASH food waste

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

Helen Tandy: About me

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

The problem with plastic and my June Challenge – Helen Tandy

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

Friends of the Earth’s Great British Bee Count and things to do at home to help save the bees – Helen Tandy

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

The future of UK energy

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