Reducing Summer Barbecue Food Waste

With the August bank holiday approaching, the barbecues are being fired back up (and hopefully the good weather returns!). But it’s easy to get overzealous with the food at barbecues and parties, so here are a few tips for reducing summer barbecue food waste.   As much as possible, keep food inside – or better […]

What’s the deal with plastic?

From carrier bags to water bottles to straws, we’re constantly being told to cut back on our plastic usage. Plastic, once heralded for its inexpensiveness and versatility, is now public enemy number one when it comes to eco-friendliness. It’s found in so many different things – from packaging, to clothing, to things you don’t even think […]

On Your Bike: Benefits of Cycling

It’s becoming increasingly apparent just how bad our driving habits are for the environment. It seems emissions are in the news every week, with neither diesel nor petrol cars safe from criticism. And rightly so – did you know that Leamington Spa is one of the worst places for air pollution in the UK? It […]

Reducing the environmental impact of your wardrobe

When we think of things that are damaging the environment, our minds immediately tend to go to things like cars, fossil fuels, and plastic waste. But did you know that fashion is one of the most polluting industries? The rise of fast fashion means that clothes are cheaper now than ever before, and we’re buying […]

How to Save Water in the Home

Here are some useful household tips that will help you to save water and make your home more water efficient!   Bathroom It may sound like an obvious thing but just turning off the tap whilst you’re cleaning your teeth can save as much as 6 litres of water a minute. That’s an incredible amount […]

Grow Your Own Salad Vegetables

Turn your garden into a mini allotment when you start to grow your own salad vegetables. Here’s the lowdown on what to grow and when.   Tomatoes Plant two tomato seeds into a small garden pot around 2-3 weeks after the last frost of the year. It’s important to pot two seeds just in case […]

5 Ways to Save Energy in Your Home

Are you looking for ways to cut the cost of energy bills in your home? Read on for 5 simple steps that you can take which can help to save you money!   1. Reduce heating costs A really effective way of saving money on your heating bills can be to turn the thermostat in […]

Jungle Club Easter fun

  Take a look at these pics from our Easter Holiday Jungle Club on 22nd April. A good time was had by all!   Photos by Action 21 volunteer photographer Gill Allcock.

The Hunt Continues….Update on Action 21’s Search for New Premises

  Since our last news a month ago we’ve been busy searching for new premises for the Re-Useful Centre.   We’ve viewed a number of local properties and have a much clearer idea of availability, costs and size – and we’re thinking creatively about the type of premises that the Re-Useful Centre could occupy. Many […]

Launch of Mend, Make & Modify group

Both wine and creative juices flowed at the launch of this new Skill Share project! We were inundated with visitors and an enjoyable and productive time was had by all. Huge thanks to all who came, and especially to volunteers Jodie, Gillian, Rosalie and Elaine for helping facilitate the day.   This group is free […]