What We Love about the Heatons

By Sarah McClelland on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the February edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  Sustainable Living in the Heatons loves the vibrancy of the area and that there are so many people keen to get involved in community groups like ours and make a real difference in the community. We love that …

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An Evening with Greenpeace: Preserving Wildlife around the World and Locally

By Diana Scotcher on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the February edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  Sustainable Living in the Heatons usually has an AGM at The Nursery Inn with time for a trip to the bar half way through. As with many events this year, we’ve had to change our plans!  Join us …

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Is Winter Getting to You? New Ideas to Make Your House Warmer and Cheaper to Heat

By Mel Godfrey on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the January edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  Since Sustainable Living in the Heatons ran its Climate Action Festival in September there has been a flurry of announcements from Government, the Greater Manchester Authorities, and businesses. How we heat, ventilate and insulate homes is set to …

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A-Z of a Green Christmas

By Sarah McClelland on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the December edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  A is for Advent Try something different this year and do a “reverse advent”. Really simply, get a box or a bag and each day add an item like tinned food, toiletries and clothes. Then drop it off …

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Green Homes Grant for Insulation — Worth the Effort?

By Mel Godfrey on behalf of SLH This article was originally written for the December edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  The Green Homes Grant is available now. Homeowners and landlords can apply for up to £5,000 of vouchers to upgrade the energy efficiency of their homes. The eligible “primary insulation measures” are about adding insulation, such as under-floor …

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Creating a Legacy for Change

By Kevin Bradford This article was originally written for the October edition of Heatons Post, https://www.heatonspost.co.uk/  Environmentalists from The Heatons are hoping an inspiring online event will leave a “legacy” for future generations. Organisers of Heatons Climate Action Festival called on communities to support behavioural change to help tackle the growing challenges around sustainability now, and into the future.   Sustainable Living in the Heatons (SLH), member Mel Godfrey, …

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Christmas Day New Potatoes

By Paul Lowis – Chair/The Green Man on behalf of SLH  Now is the time to buy your new potatoes if you plan to grow them for your Christmas Day lunch. They are so simple to grow and taste fantastic!  Seed potatoes are available online and in garden centres again in August. They will be ready for your Christmas lunch if you get them planted now. These varieties are relatively cheap, and it’s best to buy them now while they are still fresh and a …

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Fallowfield Loop Walk

By Alex Lowis on behalf of SLH Walking along the Fallowfield Loop was my most common lockdown choice when it came to passing the time. On this occasion, I started in Fallowfield and walked down towards Levenshulme and Heaton Chapel. As I was going along, I started to notice many different varieties of flowering plants …

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