2030 Project: Moving from words to action!

Greening Steyning’s 2030 Project has hit the ground running this autumn. The four Climate Action Groups are working on a whole bunch ideas on how to cut carbon emissions and make this a happier, healthier and greener place to live. The first two initiatives have just been launched.

New recycling scheme for single use plastics:
Ever wondered what to do with those pesky plastic items that can’t go in the recycling bin. If they end up in black bag waste they will be separated out and sent to Germany or the Netherlands to be burned as fuel.

But now there’s an alternative. With our new Terracycle recycling scheme they can be collected separately and melted into hard plastic and re-moulded to make new products. The poster shows which items you can recycle - from pet food pouches to biros!

Single use plastic poster
We’ll have collection bins at every Farmers Market in Steyning from November onwards. So start collecting and bring them along!

Take part in our Wildlife Garden Survey:

The Biodiversity Group has been buzzing with ideas and have decided their first step is to work with the local community to create a map of what species and habitats we have in our area. Unless we know what we’ve got now, how can we make a sensible plan to protect and enhance it in future?

We’re asking families to fill in a short online survey to say what wild birds, insects and animals they see in their garden, and say how wildlife friendly their garden is. Do you have pond for example?

Have you planted any flowers to attract pollinators? How often do you cut the grass in summer?

No matter how big or small your garden is - we want to hear from you, and you could win a bird nest box for taking part! The aim is to engage individuals and ultimately whole streets to work together to make gardens into wildlife friendly environments.

The Survey is open until January 5th. Here’s the link to take part: http://bit.ly/garden-survey-2020

For more information on the 2030 Project visit: www.greeningsteyning.org
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