No Mow May


 how to be ecologically friendly by doing nothing

The results are indisputable: changing the way we mow can result in a tenfold increase in the amount of nectar available to bees and other pollinators and help offset the 97% loss of meadowgrass in the last 70 years. There are plenary of websites with more guidance.

If you are considering a project involving buildings...

the District Property Officer ( may have relevant knowledge or experience on other similar projects. 

Crafty Eco Hints  

If you are engaged with craft work, whether on your own behalf or with children, think ecologically. 

Use natural materials, especially those you can find outdoors- think what you can do with stones, shells, twigs, bark, leaves, feathers and pine cones. 

Re-use old materials rather than buying new. Paper scraps can be used for quilling or to make cards. 

Old clothing can make patchwork. sets of buttons can be salvaged. Glass bottles and jars can be up cycled into ornamental objects. If you have any half-finished old projects, think about how you can re-use what you have done to make something different. 

If buying new materials, make sure you can recycle them. Glitter is made of micro-plastics which get everywhere. If your hands or clothes have glitter on them it will get into the water systems. 

Don't mix waste. For example, keep card and cloth offcuts separate to make recycling easier. 

As baby and toddler groups start back up again, do you know anyone who may use reusable nappies? Maybe you could offer to host a 'nappy library meet up' at your church? Fo more information about it all please see our District Administrator Georgia talking about reusable nappies below