We're very excited to bring Sustainable September back for 2020...albeit in unusual circumstances. We may not be able to do all of the sorts of things that we would normally but we're still busy. We've got a fantastic program of events that you can take part in. We're updating information regularly so do keep checking back...
Anyway, it's time to talk about this year's sustainability blog don't you think? Just like last year we'll be posting daily tips, tricks and activities all around sustainability. We loved your involvement last year so we're opening the blog up to all of you! If you've got some suggestions for sustainable living that you do or would like to try then we'd love to share them. We're also having fun with foraging so we'd like to see your favorite recipes showcasing foraged fruits. These could be just the recipe, photos of what you've made or if you're feeling creative you can even send in short videos!
Tip number 1...
We started simple last year and we're doing it again. We're even talking about waste plastics like last year. Anyone else feeling a sense of deja vu? We've had a lot of amazing people out in Abbotswood and the wider community litter picking lately. Can you guess what one of the most common pieces of rubbish is?
We'll give you a second longer...
DUNN DUN DUN!!
Yep. The disposable face mask. Coronavirus has not just affected us but is starting to affect our wildlife and planet too.
With so many places making face coverings mandatory it's not just good for the planet to get something reusable but nicer on your bank account. Treat yourself to something fancy or grab your sewing kit and go homemade, there are plenty of DIY guides out there so find one that suits.
O.K. We all can be a little forgetful at times, maybe you've popped out for a walk with no intention of going shopping and then you realize how thirsty you are... A quick pitstop at the corner shop, WHOOPS, no face covering. If you do need to stretch to a disposable mask on occasion, please, please, pretty please, remember to snip the straps before throwing it away. We've all heard of turtles getting caught in the plastics off of 6 packs right? Well what about seagull legs in face mask straps? Any bit of material is fair game when you've got a nest to build!
When you can...
Remember to snip!
When you can't...
See you all tomorrow for day number 2!!
Our current author is our AAG Committee member Pen Bailey. If you would like to be a guest blogger please do contact us here at AAG