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 […]

Call for help to find Action 21 new premises

  Action 21 is looking to find new premises in the light of the news that part of Sydenham Industrial Estate – the local sustainability charity’s current location – is being strongly considered for housing development.   Action 21 has operated at Ramsey Road since 2009, when a local property owner assisted the local sustainability […]

Sustainability in the News: Sustainable Fashion

With the award season in full swing and the Oscars airing this Sunday, this is one of the high points in the fashion calendar. But is there room for sustainability in the fashion industry? Sustainable fashion, a branch of ethical fashion, is more than donations to charitable causes but a commitment to using environmentally-friendly materials […]

Pruning Workshop was a cut above the rest!

  On the 25th of January, in partnership with Canalside Community Food, around 20 people came down to our fruit tree pruning workshop. The aim of the event was to learn about pruning young pear and apple trees to develop their shape and growth, as well as investigating instances of tree disease. The project was […]

Volunteering helps Natalia move on up in the world

  Once a month here on the Action 21 blog we’re going to showcase the story of one of our past or present volunteers, to illustrate both the amazing work they do for us and the benefits that volunteering has for the individual. We hope that these stories will highlight the myriad reasons people volunteer […]