Hydration on the go – reducing plastic waste

Hydration on the go – reducing plastic waste 406 470 Caversham Methodist

Many of us like to make sure we have plenty to drink when we are out and about. Picking up a bottle of mineral water from a shop along the…

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Repair Cafe

Repair Cafe 2560 1920 Caversham Methodist

How often has something you own broken down and eventually ended up in the bin? It is increasingly difficult to find a repair service for electronic and mechanical items, furniture,…

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Knit one, purl one and save the planet

Knit one, purl one and save the planet 2560 1707 Caversham Methodist

By Pam Chatfield If you like to knit or crochet, you probably have a selction of yarns made from a variety of fibres. It is worth pausing before puchasing yarn…

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Gardeners – time to go peat free

Gardeners – time to go peat free 1707 2560 Caversham Methodist

As spring approaches, gardeners think about planting seeds and preparing their gardens. A supply of compost is essential, so we head to the garden centre.  Although peat free compost is…

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Fighting fatbergs

Fighting fatbergs 1707 2560 Caversham Methodist

The word “fatberg” was coined after the discovery of a 130 tonne blockage in the sewers of Whitechapel in 2017. They are caused by a build-up of wipes, fats, oils…

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Shopping for presents?

Shopping for presents? 2560 1707 Caversham Methodist

At this time of the year, many of us are looking for that special gift for friends and family. The obvious option is to visit local shops, town centre malls…

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Reducing Food Waste

Reducing Food Waste 1707 2560 Caversham Methodist

Did you know if food waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases after China and the USA? According to Reading Borough Council, between…

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Lighting

Lighting 2560 1707 Caversham Methodist

There has been a revolution in lighting in recent years. The familiar orange Sodium street lights have gone, replaced by smaller, more efficient Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs). We are increasingly…

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Flying

Flying 2457 2560 Caversham Methodist

At this time of the year, many of us are considering summer holidays. Cheap flights have transformed travel. Short breaks in Europe or holidays in the sun are increasingly popular…

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Me and my carbon footprint

Me and my carbon footprint 2560 1707 Caversham Methodist

You may have heard of the term “carbon footprint” in discussions about climate change and the environment. But what does it mean for us? We all have a “carbon footprint”,…

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Milk

Milk 1831 2560 Caversham Methodist

Are you thinking about ways to reduce your use of plastic containers in response to David Attenborough’s Blue Planet programmes last year? One product which generates vast numbers of single…

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Reducing plastic use – hand soap

Reducing plastic use – hand soap 2560 1707 Caversham Methodist

After all the publicity about plastic packaging last year, it’s safe to say that a lot of us are trying to make better choices this year. Many households are committing…

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