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CREATING A GREENER PADBURY

MAKING SPACE FOR NATURE IN OUR VILLAGE

We noticed during lockdown how peaceful the village was and how both nature and flowers were blooming.

This was the catalyst for a small group of people to come together and discuss ideas and share knowledge towards creating and developing a Greener Padbury. 

We would love your support. 

We recognise that it is small alterations in our home, in our routine, in our gardens and outside space that can in time bring significant changes and help create a Greener Padbury.

There is so much we can do. Let's start with our own backyard.

We can make space for wildlife to prosper. We can plant to give nature a helping hand. We can avoid products that harm biodiversity. We can refuse to support the peat industry that digs up some of the most effective carbon stores we have. 

Our gardens offer huge potential to make a difference. By making sustainable choices, we can create a network of mini nature reserves and help our wildlife flourish.

In 2021, our focus was on what we could do in our gardens by making commitment to help wildlife prosper. Can you join us in this and sign the ECO-PLEDGE below?

In 2022, we are looking further afield to the Millennium Woods, asking what we can do to help these beautiful woods fulfil their biodiversity potential. 

The Greener Padbury Group is a Registered Charity: 1198965

 
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MY GARDEN ECO-PLEDGE

In 2021 I will go green in the garden

I WILL DEDICATE A PART OF MY GARDEN TO NATIVE WILD FLOWERS FOR POLLINATORS

I WILL LEAVE PART OF MY GARDEN WILD ENOUGH TO BE A HOME FOR WILDLIFE

I WILL PLANT AT LEAST ONE TREE THIS YEAR

I WILL MAKE MY GARDEN BOUNDARIES PERMEABLE TO WILDLIFE, E.G. HEDGEHOGS

I WILL CREATE AND MAINTAIN A FEEDING OR SHELTER OPPORTUNITY FOR BIRDS AND/OR OTHER GARDEN WILDLIFE

I WILL START AND MAINTAIN A COMPOST HEAP

I WILL NOT USE PESTICIDES, HERBICIDES OR FUNGICIDES

I WILL NOT BUY PEAT-BASED COMPOST

Make your pledge by submitting your name and email address below. We will only use your email to contact you with news or events from Greener Padbury. We will not inundate you! We will not pass your details on to a third party.

 
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MY HOME ECO-PLEDGE

In 2021 I will go green in the home

I WILL REDUCE CONSUMPTION, REUSE WHERE POSSIBLE, AND RECYCLE

I WILL TURN OFF LIGHTS, CHARGERS, TVS AND COMPUTERS WHEN I'M NOT USING THEM

I WILL REPLACE MY OLDER LIGHTBULBS WITH ENERGY-EFFICIENT LED ONES

I WILL TURN THE THERMOSTAT DOWN 2 DEGREES

I WILL WASH MY CLOTHES AT 30 DEGREES MOST OF THE TIME

I WILL REDUCE MY PLASTIC USE WITH REFILLS, AND BARS OF SHAMPOO AND SOAP

I WILL USE REUSABLE FOOD CONTAINERS AND WRAPS RATHER THAN CLINGFILM OR FREEZER BAGS

I WILL SWITCH TO A GREEN ENERGY PROVIDER

Make your pledge by submitting your name and email address below. We will only use your email to contact you with news or events from Greener Padbury. We will not inundate you! We will not pass your details on to a third party.

 

I PLEDGE TO MAKE PADBURY GREENER

I will go green in my

Thanks for submitting!

 

Thank you for pledging to make space for nature in our beautiful village.


Together, with small steps and collective action, we can create a Greener Padbury for future generations of people and wildlife alike.

 
 
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Going green in our homes and gardens is just the start. Join our FACEBOOK page to share ideas, tips and expertise on how we can live sustainably individually and as a community.