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
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?
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
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
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