• Nature

    Idea 2 – Help starts with small things. Seeds, bees and birds.

    So I have struggled a bit for a suitable idea this week.Primarily, my difficulty has come from watching media coverage of the wildfire in the Amazon and reading about mass bee deaths in various places around the world. Trying to think of something against this rather depressing picture of wildlife and biodiversity loss has been hard. The trees in the Amazon contains 140 billion tons of carbon. That’s the equivalent of what humans produce in 100 years. 🌳🔥😢 But then on Thursday something small happened as I was walking alongside the wildflowers on Brook Way. There was a South Gloucestershire council worker cutting the seed pods off the wildflowers. Of…

  • Food and food waste,  Nature

    Idea 1 – Take 5

    So for the first idea of the week we are going to start with an environmental one. The ‘take 3 campaign’ started by asking people to pick up and remove 3 pieces of plastic when visiting a beach. How about we do a local ‘take 5’ in Bradley Stoke this week? When you are out and about could you collect 5 pieces of rubbish and pop it in a bin or take it home for recycling. We are very lucky to have lots of greenery in our local area. Can we help our local area look even better? If just 10 people in this group did this Bradley Stoke would…