Energy

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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Sustainable Living in the Heatons and The Savoy Join Forces for a Double Bill of Environmental Films This Month

By Sarah Kemp-Ellis on behalf of SLH Next up is another shorter documentary with subtitles called “We The Power“ (12A) by Patagonia Films. This film follows the progress of local energy co-operatives in the UK, Germany and Spain in their efforts to stop relying on big businesses for energy. These groups are striving to make …

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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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