Useful links for you to find out more about some resources that can help you understand and take simple steps on your own ECO Action journey.
Find out more about Reducing, Reusing and Recycling
- RBWM In-Store Recycling Map: In-store recycling facilities in RBWM for items that cannot be recycled at home or recycling centres. Empty blister packs of medicine, Plastics & more.
- Recycle Now | Where and How to Recycle: Recycle Now™ is the national recycling campaign for England and Northern Ireland. Designed to get more people recycling more of the right things, more often.
Information on local sustainability Initiatives
- Environment and Sustainability | RBWM Together: The Environment & Sustainability Hub page for RBWM. Focused on 4 strategic themes: Natural Environment, Circular Economy, Energy, and Transport.
Find out more about making a difference
- Take the Jump: Take the jump by trying six shifts to protect our Earth and live with joy. Clear, constructive, impactful, doable. Tips, encouragement and people you can speak to help along the way.
- Young Climate Warriors | Climate Change for Children: Become a Young Climate Warrior. Learn more about climate change and take small actions to help our planet. Young Climate Warriors offers weekly ‘do-able’ challenges for children – with an ‘stubborn optimist’ outlook. You too can help us make the changes needed. ‘Little by little, a little becomes a lot’.
- Bonkers for the Planet: “ A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” – Lao Tzu. Provides resources for those seeking to live sustainably, with fun posters promoting sustainability actions.
- What on Earth: “… our mission is to educate the world about the impact that humanity is having on the planet and all life that shares this precious space with us. We can work together to minimise the impact that we, as individuals or, our organisations are having on the Earth.
Learn more from well informed organizations
- Friends of the Earth: Great articles (see Issues tab) & good messaging (see Take Action tab) from Friends of the Earth. Helping you learn & understand the wider issues.
- United Nations – 17 Goals for Sustainable Development (un.org): what is the United Nations leading on and where can you see their efforts making a difference today?
- Partnering for the planet (reading.ac.uk): The University of Reading is a world leader in climate science. Discover the latest science and our work with the IPCC, find out what positive actions you can take, and help transform how young people learn about climate change through better climate education in schools and colleges.
- Bioregional: a charity and social enterprise founded by Sue Riddlestone and Pooran Desai, two environmental entrepreneurs from South London, who wanted to develop more sustainable ways of living. They created One Planet Living framework in 2003 from their experiences of planning and working with others to develop the multi-award-winning BedZED eco-village in South London, and now provide sustainable consultancy services.
- gocompare.com have built an interactive cost of charging calculator tool at https://www.gocompare.com/motoring/electric-cars/cost-to-charge/ to help users understand the real costs and benefits. It gives interesting insights on EV charging costs vs. petrol & diesels cars. It may help give another view on understand the concerns many people have when considering a shift to electric vehicles – mainly, the cost to charge and ‘range anxiety’.
More links coming soon – watch this space!