Monthly Archives: December 2015



By | December 4th, 2015|Webwatch|

Southampton University has launched an interactive climate model app for smartphones and tablets: a CO2 Modeller that will help gauge the future effects of carbon emissions around key sensitivities of the Earth’s climate. The new app provides an interactive tool to allow anyone – from the public to policy makers – to explore the implications of delaying emission [...]

Julia Bradbury says recycle your Christmas cards

By | December 3rd, 2015|Blog|

For every 1,000 cards dropped into one of its stores in January, M&S  will fund the Woodland Trust to plant a tree.  The charity and M&S have set an ambitious target to collect and recycle more than six million Christmas cards, which would mean more than 6,000 new trees in the ground. Julia Bradbury is setting up her [...]

New Charter for the Woodland Trust

By | December 3rd, 2015|Webwatch|

The Woodland Trust [WT] is launching a new Charter in 2017 that will set out how woods, trees and people should benefit each other in the future. To celebrate this event it is introducing a Tree Champion Challenge which is worth two Green Tree Schools Award points. This challenge involves creating a woodland character, or champion, that will [...]

Making a compost toilet

By | December 2nd, 2015|Webwatch|

If you want to make a compost loo, then the Permaculture Association website has all you need to know. It shows how to build a simple and easy to use compost loo, and the great thing about this new design is that you do not need to move a half ton of pooh to keep using it, and [...]

Grow your own

By | December 1st, 2015|Webwatch|

In the UK, food travels 20 billion miles a year – that's the same as travelling to the moon and back over 40,000 times.  All this means a lot of carbon dioxide is released into our atmosphere, and this has a massive effect on the environment and wildlife.  This is only a part of the big [...]