Aldbourne is giving hard-to-recycle waste a new life

New collection points announced in Aldbourne – read on to find out what can be recycled and where the collection points are.   Did you know that your hard-to-recycle rubbish (think anything that can’t go into your kerbside recycling boxes) could be collected and then recycled rather than ending up in landfill? Terracycle is a […]

Switch to 100% renewable energy and get £50 credit

Switching to 100% renewable energy is one of the best ways to significantly reduce your carbon footprint. A 100% renewable energy tariff means that the electricity comes from renewables such as solar power, wind power and hydropower and not from environmentally damaging fossil fuels. Carbon Neutral Aldbourne has partnered with Octopus Energy to make switching […]

Tales from the Aldbourne Nature Reserve – why gardening for wildlife is so rewarding

We have been blown away by the response to our village nature reserve project. We now have almost 3500 square metres around the village dedicated to wildlife. This includes wildlife-friendly plants, ponds and insect lodges.  In this blog we talk to Cathy Chinery who was one of the first people to take part in the […]

Can dancing dogs save the planet?

If Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough haven’t managed to persuade you to take action to tackle the climate crisis perhaps it’s time to bring in the dogs! In this funny video with a serious message the dogs explain to us that we have to all play our part in solving the climate emergency. Swindon Dog […]

Top tips to reduce food waste

Top tips kindly put together by Jo Williams Use Your Loaf Make toast straight from the freezer. Make sandwiches (in the morning) with bread from the freezer ready for lunch. Make breadcrumbs from stale bread and freeze ready for crumbles, toppings, stuffing and sauces. Revive stale bread in the microwave. In a dampened wrap, heat […]