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Simple energy saving steps

What can I do that won't cost a bomb? If you are looking to cut your carbon fooprint and save on energy bills there are loads of small steps you can take that cost little or nothing - simple steps and 'energy hacks' you can take to trim your energy use.  Here are some...

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Sun 2 Oct – Give Your Stuff Away Day

Your junk could be someone else's treasure! Give Your Stuff Away Day is a great way of passing on those items hanging around in your shed or closet that you no longer need, but which someone else would love.   Just leave unwanted items in a neat pile outside your home...

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Grants for energy improvements

How can I get financial help? There are a range of grants available to help cover the costs of home energy improvements, and new schemes are being launched all the time. But it can be a bit of a puzzle navigating the eligibility criteria, deadlines and application...

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Adur Valley Solar Farm

Latest news on the solar farm plans, and why we are supporting them Plans for the Adur Valley solar farm have been adjusted and resubmitted to Horsham District Council.  They have been scaled back slightly from earlier proposals put forward in January 2022. The...

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How do I? Some useful links

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” ― Edmund Burke find green books for me to readfind green books for my kids to readfind podcasts on green issuesknow what I can recycleknow where my recycling goesknow where...

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Climate Action Tracker – Results now out

What does the Tracker tell us? A big thanks to the 120 people who filled out the survey, which provides a fascinating snapshot of what people in our community are doing to address the climate crisis.  We asked which of 16 different steps people had taken in 2021, and...

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Green Day

A huge success and a day to remember! The 2022 Steyning Festival kicked off with a spectacular green bang on 28 May.  Here's a summary of what went on.  For more photos from the day, check out the Green Day Facebook Album. It’s not often you come across a full-sized...

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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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Simple energy saving steps

What can I do that won't cost a bomb? If you are looking to cut your carbon fooprint and save on energy bills there are loads of small steps you can take that cost little or nothing - simple steps and 'energy hacks' you can take to trim your energy use.  Here are some...

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BN44 Community Fridge

Fighting Food Waste & Saving Money Fresh free food - twice a week! We are excited to launch the BN44 Community Fridge. With the aim of cutting food waste, we will collect food that has just passed its sell by date but is still good to eat and give it away FREE to...

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Grants for energy improvements

How can I get financial help? There are a range of grants available to help cover the costs of home energy improvements, and new schemes are being launched all the time. But it can be a bit of a puzzle navigating the eligibility criteria, deadlines and application...

read more

How do I? Some useful links

“Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” ― Edmund Burke find green books for me to readfind green books for my kids to readfind podcasts on green issuesknow what I can recycleknow where my recycling goesknow where...

read more

Climate Action Tracker – Results now out

What does the Tracker tell us? A big thanks to the 120 people who filled out the survey, which provides a fascinating snapshot of what people in our community are doing to address the climate crisis.  We asked which of 16 different steps people had taken in 2021, and...

read more

Green Day

A huge success and a day to remember! The 2022 Steyning Festival kicked off with a spectacular green bang on 28 May.  Here's a summary of what went on.  For more photos from the day, check out the Green Day Facebook Album. It’s not often you come across a full-sized...

read more

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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