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Climate Action Tracker – fill in the Survey

What are you doing to help tackle the climate crisis? Climate change is higher up the agenda than ever before. But how can we track what progress we are making locally in tackling it?  The Climate Action Tracker is designed to help find that out. The survey focuses on...

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Making Thermal Blinds

A five layer sandwich Thermal blinds are a great, low-cost, way of reducing heat loss through your windows.  This could be especially useful if you've got an older property with single-glazed windows. The blinds we've used for our Green Gables Dolls House are made up...

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Sat 6 Nov – Day of Action Climate March

Sending a Message to Glasgow The biggest local march since the Normans! “We need to build a better future, and we need to start right now!” That was the message to world leaders at the COP26 Climate Summit in Glasgow from residents of Steyning, Bramber and Beeding who...

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Solar Together Scheme

Thinking of installing solar panels? Have you been thinking of installing PV panels or battery storage?  If so, the Solar Together Scheme is certainly worth a look.   It's a group buying scheme which puts together expressions of interest from hundreds of people and...

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Heat Pumps

An introduction to Heat Pumps There has been a lot of talk recently about heat pumps.  They are a key part of the UK strategy to find a low carbon solution to home heating.  The Government has announced that the installation of new gas boilers will be banned from...

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How Green is my Street?

Which are the greenest streets in Steyning, Bramber & Beeding? We think of our community as a pretty green place.  But when it comes to the energy efficiency of our homes: How green is my town? How green is my street? How green in my home? This video tries to...

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27 April – Countdown to 2030

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead) 2021 is the most important year for the environment. As Sir David Attenborough, Greta Thunberg and others have made all...

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Cartoonist in Residence

A picture is worth a thousand words :  can you create some for us? Communication is one of the biggest challenge we face in galvanising local climate action.  That's why Greening Steyning has come up with the idea of appointing a "Cartoonist in Residence". We are...

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The Scrap Space

Emily Phillips runs Adur based community arts non profit social enterprise Over the Moon and they are trying to get The Scrap Space up and running which will be a scrap store to redistribute donated clean non-hazardous scrap that can be reused for art, craft, play and...

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Green homes guide: Insulation

Insulation: the best place to start Insulation is possibly the easiest and most cost-effective way of reducing your home’s energy consumption. It can help in reducing your bills, save CO2 and will give you and your family a warm comfortable glow knowing that that...

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

Play your part in the world’s largest bird survey this January. Join thousands of people taking part to see the drama unfold on your doorstep, simply spend an hour counting the birds you see in your garden or from your balcony from the comfort of your home in...

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Date TBC: Climate Café

Climate Cafe: Date and Venue TBC All are welcome to join the conversation, at this informal and inclusive monthly meet up, where you can share your concerns about climate change, and feel heard with mutual support and understanding. This will be a friendly place to...

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Climate Action Tracker – fill in the Survey

What are you doing to help tackle the climate crisis? Climate change is higher up the agenda than ever before. But how can we track what progress we are making locally in tackling it?  The Climate Action Tracker is designed to help find that out. The survey focuses on...

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Heat Pumps

An introduction to Heat Pumps There has been a lot of talk recently about heat pumps.  They are a key part of the UK strategy to find a low carbon solution to home heating.  The Government has announced that the installation of new gas boilers will be banned from...

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A Beginners Guide to Green Investment

Financial health warning!  This information is provided in good faith and does not constitute investment advice. You should fully research any of the options mentioned before investing. If you're unsure, make sure you consult an independent financial advisor. What are...

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Green Homes Grant Scheme

What was it, and what went wrong? The Government’s Green Homes Grant scheme was designed to provide financial help towards making your home more energy efficient.  But it ran into trouble during the rollout phase and ended on 31 March 2021 with the majority of the...

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Where does my black bag waste go?

Once collected by Biffa from your green top bin it is taken to the Brookhurst Wood Mechanical and Biological Treatment facility north of Horsham to retrieve any value. Rubbish is delivered in the black bags to the facility where it is shredded and mechanically sorted...

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A Beginners Guide to Electric Cars

Electric cars are seen as a big part of a more sustainable, low carbon, transport future.  Sales in the UK have been steadily increasing. As of September 2020 there were over 370,000 plug in cars across the UK, and the government has brought forward the date when all...

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Composting

Time to Get Composting Our Composting Campaign is starting to heat up. With Horsham Council charging £42 a year for brown top bin collections (as of March 2021), now's the time to think about setting up your own mini fertilizer factory.   Why transport green waste...

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Water

Water is for Life How do you start your day? Do you stumble bleary eyed down stairs, turn on the tap and fill up the kettle for that first blissful cup of tea or coffee? Or does your morning ritual include a shower? Whatever the routine and what ever you do throughout...

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Steyning Freegle

We all do a bit of it. But most of us could do a lot more. There's now a whole series of easy options for recycling and reusing items, right here in our own neighbourhood.  Here's how ..... Steyning Freegle Have you heard of the Freecycle idea?  It has evolved in the...

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