Month: February 2020

Try carpooling to work with a colleague!

If you drive to work and know others that also commute from the same area, why not cut down on the emissions and share the journey.

For every 4.5 litres of petrol used, it creates approximately 8,887 grams of CO2 that is released in to the air.

So, even if its just one colleague that you share the car with, you are still halving the amount of CO2 produced. Why not try it today!

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Watch out for molehills starting to appear

Keep your eyes peeled for moles diging around in your garden! They are notoriously hard to spot, so, if you have a trail camera, you might have more chance at catching a glimpse during the night. The camera might even spot animals you weren’t aware of. See how many species you can name!

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Start teaching your children, early on, that the planet matters

The next generation are the ones that will save our planet. It only takes 30 seconds to show your child how to place an item in the recycling. This is just one example. Our website is filled with activities to teach you children how important nature and the environment around them really is!

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Sit quietly outside and listen out for the call of the Mistle Thrush

Learning to identify the different bird species around you is a great skill! Have a listen to their call, via the link below and see if you can match it to the sounds in your garden.

http://bit.ly/MistleThrushSound

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Cutting up an elastic band before the bin

Before disposing of elastic bands, we cut them in half to ensure nothing can get trapped in them

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Maintain your car so it causes less emissions

By keeping up with your yearly car service, you can help reduce the amount of emissions your engine gives out. 

So far this year, the total number of deaths due to air pollution are 1,235,131 and rising by the minute!

WE MUST ACT NOW. 

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Let your garden grow wild!

Whilst still feeling the brunt of the latest strom to pass over the UK. Why not take advantage of the bad weather and skip the gardening for a while (or at least a little part of it!).

By letting even just a small area of your garden grow wild, you are giving a helping hand towards the nature in your local area. You’ll find that when the weather starts to clear, you’ll have created a little haven for all manner creatures to forage and nest in safety.

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I saved an old unit from landfill


I upcycled an old unit that was destined for the dump. I used scraps of wallpaper with mod podge and paint to give it new life.

So much of our waste ends up in landfill, contaminating the soil or shipped off to other countries so repurposing the unit meant one less usable item thrown away carelessly.

Once it’s no longer fit for purpose I’ll upcycle it into something else like a birdhouse.

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Brave the Bad Weather if You’re Able

With Storms Ciara and Dennis battering most of the UK recently, many people have been staying inside to avoid the bad weather. But people often fail to remember that our wildlife is also suffering at times like this. You may argue that ‘they’re animals, they’re used to it’ but the truth is, wild animals natural habits have been so affected by human interference, that they often now heavily rely on human actions in order to survive. When people decide to stay inside an avoid the outside world, the actions they normally take that many creatures rely on are no longer carried out.

Ducks and swans at ponds aren’t fed by eager school children. Dens and burrows are flooded by excessive rain. Bird feeders and water bowls are left empty and uncleaned. Plants that insects rely on to survive are unprotected and can be destroyed. While many of these things can’t be helped because we simply can’t stop bad weather from happening, there are certainly things we can do to help.

If you have a local pond or lake that you know is normally visited regularly, but will remain empty when it’s raining, try being the one person that braves the storm and feeds them regardless. Don your warmest raincoat, put on your wellies, fill up a bag with nutritional goodies (not bread…) and head along to your local wild water source to feed the animals that reside there. The same goes for feeding wild birds. If you normally have a feeder that goes empty when the weather’s bad, brave the bad weather for a minute or two and refill your feeders to help out the local wildlife. Animals need the energy they get from food in order to make it through tough times, especially when it’s cold and wet.

Stay safe during this stormy weather, but be sure to think of nature too. If it’s easy and safe enough for you to make it outside, please consider the animals that will suffer during this weather too.

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Store your leftovers in glass containers

Plastic production is one of the largest contributors towards pollution across the entire globe! From air, land and sea, there is no excape from the damage it is creating.

We urgently need to stop the demand of single use plastics, if we are to have any chance of saving our planet. You can help make a start by swapping out your plastic food containers for glass ones instead. Have a look in cupboards around the house and see what other items can be replaced with alternative, environmentally friendly materials!

We’d love to know how you get on, so, why not add your iDot!

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