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

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

Why are bees important to the Halloween pumpkin? – Helen Tandy

Drivers on the A41 in Chester the afternoon of Saturday 29th October, were surprised to see three giant bees crossing the road with pumpkins. Why was this? The bees (including me) were members of Chester & District Friends of the Earth, we had been at The Piper Hoole as part of The Food Assembly’s Halloween … More Why are bees important to the Halloween pumpkin? – Helen Tandy

Chester & District Friends of the Earth Pumpkin Cook Book

The scariest thing about Halloween is how much Pumpkin is wasted, let’s change that this year! This is our first Pumpkin Rescue. The cook book has been developed as part of our campaign, with tried and tested recipes with the help of my colleagues at Castlefield Partnership.  Pumpkin Rescue is part of a Zero Food Waste Britain which … More Chester & District Friends of the Earth Pumpkin Cook Book

The scariest thing about Halloween is how much Pumpkin is wasted, lets change that this year! – Helen Tandy

My September was all about waste. I went from the Zero Waste Week to Recycle Week to Waste Less Live More Week, all the time reading and learning more about reducing consumption, recycling more and working towards a zero waste life. Although the month soon passed, it’s now already half way through October, I’m going … More The scariest thing about Halloween is how much Pumpkin is wasted, lets change that this year! – Helen Tandy