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Latest news about environmental initiatives in our local area:

• The Vale of the White Horse and Wiltshire Councils have recently voted to become one of the 40 or so councils in the UK to declare a climate emergency. Dave Waltham, a geophysicist at Royal Hollow College, was involved in the campaign that led to this decision. In this article he reflects on the debate at the council meeting and identifies some powerful reasons why more councils need to follow suit.  

• Earth Overshoot Day marks the date when our use of natural resources exceeds what the planet can renew in the year. We maintain this deficit by liquidating stocks of resources and accumulating waste, primarily carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. When do you think Earth Overshoot Day will be in 2019? Deadline to guess is 22 May.

According to Oxfordshire Recycles, the carbon impact of food going to waste is bigger than the impact of the plastic packaging. A wrapped cucumber lasts 3 times as long as an unwrapped one! However, 79% of all plastic items ever produced are still in the environment and having an impact on the planet.

• Eco-brick making workshop 12.30 – 2pm Sun 5 May, East Garston Friends Meeting House. What is an eco-brick and how do they keep plastic out of landfill?

You can drop off your used cooking oil at The Red House pub in Marsh Benham who has it collected

• The next Sustainable Living Market in Thatcham will be on Sat 18 May. Pitches available for local people running sustainable businesses.

Yellow Fish in Newbury

If you live in the Gaywood Drive or Two Rivers Way area of Newbury you may have noticed an abundance of Yellow Fish in your

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Low Energy Cooking

Did you know that it’s possible to save 40-50% of the fuel needed to cook, without buying any new equipment? Fireless Cookers ‘Fireless cookers‘ (also

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