Using recycled paper in the office printer!

We’ve moved to 100% recycled paper in our office printer which, in addition to cutting down on unnecessary printing, will help to reduce our environmental impact.

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Pallet Vegetable Planter

Using old pallets, I laid 3 on the ground and then sawed 4 more in half to make the sides. Once I had attached the sides, I lined it with recycled plastic feed bags and weed cover membrane. I then filled it with well rotted manure from our muck heap ready for planting. 🙂
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Create your very own butterfly feeder

Butterflies love to eat all types of fruit and we’ve got a simple way create a great feeder.
You can use almost anything as a platform for your butterfly feeder, from a plastic or paper plate, to an upturned terracotta pot. Using string, hang them from a tree or place them on the floor and fill with nectar, fruit pieces or flowers.

Here’s a handy link with loads of great butterfly facts and ideas:

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Regularly clean out & move bird feeders to prevent diseases

Bird feeders are one of the small ways in which everyone can help their local wildlife. However, it’s very important to keep them clean to prevent the spread of diseases.

Simply pop on a pair of rubber gloves and give your feeders a scrub using a mild detergent. After rinsing them thoroughly, make sure you let them dry out naturally before refilling and hanging up.

Did you know there are 406 bird species found in the UK, including some the rare overseas visitors.

Identify the birds in your garden here

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Hang your washing out on the line

Many households across the world use tumble dryers as a quick and easy method to dry their clothes. However, these contribute to a lot of unecessary energy usage. 
You can cut out this use of energy by simply hanging your washing outside or even on an airer in the spare room! 

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