Top Energy Users in the Home: Heating and Cooling (47%)

By Lauren Liles on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the November edition of Heatons Post This is one of the facts that we learned on Thursday 13th October at the first Low Carbon Heatons event organised by Sustainable Living in the Heatons. The event, chaired by Phil Korbel , Carbon Co-Op, hosted an audience of …

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Can Psychology Increase Sustainability by Design? [Part 2]

By Ellen Poliakoff on behalf of SLH As part of the British Science Festival, I wanted to hear how psychologists are bringing their insights to sustainability. Prof Katerina Fotopolou from University College London began with some shocking statistics about clothing. Globally 10% of carbon emissions are from the clothing industry. And a single pair of …

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Can Psychology Increase Sustainability by Design? [Part 1]

By Ellen Poliakoff on behalf of SLH As part of the British Science Festival, I wanted to hear how psychologists are bringing their insights to sustainability. Making Peace with Plastic (2021) Professor Thomas Webb from the University of Sheffield challenged some of our pre-conceptions about plastic. For example, cucumbers wrapped in plastic might not necessarily …

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SLH Is Back at the Savoy for the Great Big Green Week 2022!

By Sarah Kemp-Ellis on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the September edition of Heatons Post Sustainable Living in the Heatons and the Savoy cinema have teamed up again for another environmental film screening this September. To mark this year’s Great Big Green Week, the Savoy will be showing a documentary called The Ants and the Grasshopper (12A) on …

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Our Journey towards Sustainable Eating

By Sheila Bayliss on behalf of SLH Plastic-Free July is nearly upon us again, and it’s prompted our family to reflect on the choices we make when buying food. Over the last few years, we have significantly reduced our consumption of single-use plastics, but a few convenience-based habits are beginning to creep back in (because well, we’re human!) …

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Cheshire Wildlife Trust’s Rewilding Stockport — Turning Stockport into a Community Nature Reserve

By Rachael Nellist on behalf of SLH What is Rewilding Stockport? Do you want a Stockport that buzzes with nature? A Stockport that has beautiful outdoor spaces for everyone to enjoy? A Stockport where people from different communities, businesses, schools and individuals work together to make it happen? Stockport needs you to rewild our already brilliant …

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Heatons’ Hedgehogs

This article was originally written for the June edition of Heatons Post People of the Heatons, hedgehogs need your help!  Can your street come together to help this vulnerable species?  By connecting five gardens you can create a hedgehog highway. A network of highways across the Heatons will give our prickly friends the space they need to …

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