Below you can find Teddington Parish's latest Green Feeds as well as some useful resources.

Green Feed

Have Yourselves a Very Merry – Green - Christmas

We hope that you will be celebrating Hope, Peace, Love and Joy with loved ones this festive season.

While many of us will be looking forward to a special Christmas, it can sadly be a boon for waste with an extra 30% of rubbish produced and discarded over those few days, compared with the rest of the year, and an estimated 54 million platefuls of food wasted in the UK over the holidays.

As such, we’d like to share with you some ideas from Richmond Council on how you can consider the environment during this season, without sacrificing any of your traditions:

https://www.richmond.gov.uk/news/press_office/campaigns_and_events/climate_emergency/easy_ways_to_act_on_climate_change_this_december

The Sustainability Action Group would like to wish you and your families a blessed (and environmentally friendly!) Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

 

A Sustainable Resolution

A New Year is a time for New Year’s resolutions, and why not try adding a sustainable resolution to your list this year? While it’s tempting to try to make sweeping changes, several small changes that you can stick to, when multiplied by many other small acts by many people, are ultimately much more impactful. You could aim to use public transport one day a week instead of driving, swapping a toiletry product with an environmentally friendly alternative, or endeavour to repair and re-use one items of clothing instead of buying new. These are just a few ideas and there are many options to try, and below are some suggestions:

https://zero-waste-creative.com/blog-zero-waste-creative/planet-friendly-new-year-resolutions-for-2022

We’d love to hear your resolutions, and how you do with keeping up with them throughout the year, so let us know by emailing sustainability@teddingtonparish.org

 

Green Feed – Launch of the Sustainability Book Club

In January 2022, the Parish Sustainability Action Group will be launching our book club and we hope you’ll think about joining us.

The book club will meet to share thoughts on a series of books across the subject of sustainability, bringing interested members of the community together to learn and to share, and to discuss a vitally important subject. We also hope to have an agreement in place with a local independent bookstore to offer discounted prices on the books that we will be reading. If you are interested in hearing more or in joining please contact James at sustainability@teddingtonparish.org

 

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