Sustainability Wins

Recognising sustainability successes in our community.

Local people are making a phenomenal difference - tiny changes accumulate, and teamwork and big efforts make quick impact.

Let's celebrate our successes and be inspired by their efforts to take action ourselves.

Have you been active? We would love to include your efforts:

Sunday, 16 May 2021

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In the last few weeks I have freecycled a large desk, a butcher's block, a drawing board and a dog bed.

Thursday, 13 May 2021

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Managed to repair our 20+ yr old Hotpoint dishwasher that had frozen and then died completely. Thought it was a write off but I was able to fix it with two cable ties … despite the manufacturer’s best efforts to stop access / simple repairs! 👍

Only tinker with electrics if you really know what you're doing. For smaller repairs, check out the Fixers' Cafe!

Sunday, 11 April 2021

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Had a clear out of the shed, and took several no longer wanted items to Swapsy Corner at our allotment site. Most items soon snapped up by other allotment holders.

Always better to share than to bin! Olio offers another great way to share if you don't have a swapsy corner ...

Friday, 9 April 2021

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Cleaned hundreds of bricks so they can be reused as bricks rather than recycled as hardcore. Earned a few pennies in the process.

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

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2000 tree whips planted by 100 Scouts, Cubs and Beavers at Waterloo Cottage Farm with help from the Leaders and organised and carefully planned by Harborough Woodland Community Volunteers. This brings the total planted to about 4000 trees whips on 21 projects this winter.

Want to get involved? Find more about Harborough Woodland Volunteers here...

Wednesday, 31 March 2021

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Refashioned unused cards as Easter Cards. A sharp craft knife does the job.

Saturday, 27 March 2021

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Joined in the WWF Earth Hour - switched off the lights between 8.30 - 9.30pm - chatted and played Cluedo with our hand wind up torches.
Thinking will continue this other Saturdays with a walk or chatting in the Garden when the weather is warm.

Read more about Earth Hour here...

Saturday, 20 March 2021

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Attended AGM - it was FAB!

Wish you were there? Join us free here!

Friday, 12 February 2021

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I made a Show The Love window display

Learn more about the Climate Coalition Green Hearts campaign...

Saturday, 30 January 2021

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All ready for a trip to the Eco Village next week

Check out Harborough Eco Village in our Green Directory

Saturday, 30 January 2021

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It will soon be time for sowing Sweet Peas and Broad Beans, so I've started getting my 'root-trainers' ready.

Getting your garden ready for Spring? We're putting together a few tips.

Sunday, 17 January 2021

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Deleted 7,700 spam emails... alarmingly there are still a lot to go but it's better than them clogging up a power hungry server!

See why paperless problems add up to an environmental cost here...

Friday, 1 January 2021

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End of year sort out of paperwork = Big pile of 'confidential' waste = Big bag of shredded paper = Free food for my compost heap!

Thursday, 31 December 2020

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605 free trees safely planted in three Market Harborough schools by volunteers in December. info@harboroughwoodland.com

More events in new year. What about your school or have you got space for trees?

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

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I've just signed UK Climate Coalitions "The Time is Now" declaration

Individual action all adds up - this is a great initiative.

Friday, 11 December 2020

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Just been to collect used coffee grounds from 2 coffee shops in town, They will now be taken to Stevens St Allotments, where grateful plot-holders will add them to their compost heaps!

Diverting food waste from landfill is a great win. Learn more about composting from the Master Composters.

Monday, 30 November 2020

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2100 bags of litter collected by South Leicestershire Litter Womble Volunteers in November alone.

Join the effort here. You won't find a friendlier bunch of litter pickers!

Sunday, 29 November 2020

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Little litter pick - half an hour of footpath clearing and grabbing cigarette ends before they go down the gullies and end up in the river!

To learn more about voluntary litter picking, check out South Leicestershire Litter Wombles on facebook.

Saturday, 28 November 2020

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12 Trees planted at Welland Park Academy by WP Students Eco Group helped by Harborough Woodland Volunteers.

Find out more about Harborough Woodland here ...

Thursday, 26 November 2020

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Helped wonderful Eco students plant Woodland Trust trees at Welland Park Academy

Find out more about Harborough Woodland here ...