Visit the Heatons Library Climate and Nature Display this Month!

By Liz Wildman on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the December edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  Following COP26, the international climate conference in Glasgow, the Heatons Library and Sustainable Living in the Heatons have created a display dedicated to books about climate and nature. The selection of books featured includes non-fiction books, focusing on climate …

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SLH Shows 2040 at the Savoy for the Great Big Green Week

This article was originally written for the November edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  On Wednesday 22 September, Sustainable Living in the Heatons joined forces with the Savoy Cinema in Heaton Moor to show the environmental documentary “2040” by Australian film maker Damon Gameau. 2040 explores how the future might look if we embraced the best climate solutions already …

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Sustainable Living in the Heatons Is Over 10 Years Old!

This article was originally written for the November edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  On Sunday 19th September 2021 SLH celebrated its 10th Anniversary in the SLH community Orchard in Heaton Chapel. Over 60 people who had been involved in the organisation since its first meeting in December 2010, as well as representatives from other community organisations, local businesses …

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Tackling Climate Chaos: a discussion about what is possible

This article was originally written for the November edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  As part of the Great Big Green Week, and in the run up to COP26, Sustainable Living in the Heatons (SLH) put on an on line discussion on 20th September to find out what local leaders and influencers think can be done to fight climate …

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Heaton Mersey Gardeners Join Sustainable Living in the Heatons

By Heaton Mersey Gardeners on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the November edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  The story of the Heaton Mersey Village Garden began in 2018 when a small group of volunteers started clearing a neglected patch of scrub opposite the shops.  By 2020 the Garden was in place, including herb and perennial …

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Sunflower Growing Competition Results

By Sarah McClelland on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the September edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  Wow! The Heatons’ community is a green fingered bunch! You all jumped at the chance of a sunflower growing competition and we are delighted to be able to confirm the results of the competition. There were three categories: Tallest Largest …

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Tackling Climate Chaos — A Discussion on What is Possible

By Mel Godfrey on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the September edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  Are you confused, or perhaps frustrated, by all you hear and see concerning climate change? Increasingly it feels like we should call it climate chaos. What will the COP 26 Global Summit do when it meets in Glasgow?  Why not …

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Want to See Some Heatons Bats? Join our Free Evening Bat Walks!

By Mel Godfrey on behalf of SLH A shorter version of this article was originally written for the August edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  There are a number of bat species flying in the night skies at the moment. Bats are nocturnal so they rely heavily on their ears, using echolocation to navigate and hunt in the dark. …

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