You might find the items and links on this page useful to help you live more sustainably by reducing your carbon footprint, increasing biodiversity and reducing waste. There are many local groups offering advice and resources too – see the Community Groups page.
Carbon Footprint and Climate Change
The 17 Global Goals signed up to by all countries include sustainability and combatting climate change. They have a lot of climate change resources for children and adults including videos, infographics, lesson plans and more.
Greenpeace, the environmental lobby group, offers educational resources for children’s and young adults
Oxfam offers some climate action home-learning resources:
WWF offers a carbon and environmental footprint calculator.
Carbon Footprint Ltd offers this free Carbon Footprint Calculator (but be aware that they are a business selling carbon offsetting!)
Why not check out the Centre for Sustainable Energy’s Energy-saving mythbuster – it is very useful!
Auto Trader offers an interactive electric car charging points map:
Waste and Recycling
Plastic Free Congleton offers resources including leaflets and videos on how to reduce your plastic use.
ANSA, our Cheshire East waste services provider, offers a Community Toolkit with videos, infographics and other waste and recycling resources for residents.
Challenge to Change Podcast
Also from ANSA, have a listen to see what little environmental changes everyone can make that will have a positive impact upon the planet.
Recycle Now offers lots of tips and step-by-step guides, as well as a handy postcode search to tell you what is recycled in your area and how. Examples of their top tips are shown below.
Keep Britain Tidy invites everyone to become a ‘Litter Hero’ and get involved in cleaning up their neighbourhood, as well as offering this fun ‘waste reduction bingo’ download:
WWF has lots of useful information, tips and infographics:
WWF offers a selection of fun quizzes about the natural world:
Cheshire Wildlife trust supports more than 30 nature reserves in Cheshire and lobbies for better legislation to protect wildlife and improve biodiversity.
Wildlife Watch offers spotter sheets, activity guides and how-to posters like this ‘bird feeder’ one:
The Royal Horticultural Society has a number of useful gardening resources including this ‘build your own wormery’ activity:
The Bat Conservation Trust has lots of tips for gardening for bats, useful information and opportunities to get involved in bat conservation.
Here’s their Gardening for Bats Infographic
Love Food Hate Waste offers recipes and tips for using all the food you buy.
BBC Good Food has a whole section on sustainability including what you eat and how you buy and store food.
Last updated 9th January 2023
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