Green Network: news
The Green Network held its annual 'Seedy Sunday' event at the Memorial Hall recently, with the usual mix of seeds and plants to swap or buy, stalls providing help, advice and useful ideas for 'greener' gardening.
An evening event, planned for early in the New Year, about Oceans and climate change has had to be postponed until late April. Tess Hudson, a local marine biologist, has been invited to talk about her experiences by Downton Green Network. She will discuss the effect of human actions on the wildlife of Iceland - where she has worked for seven years - and on the Antarctic where she is heading in early February.
Keeping Downton Litter free
Local student, Neve Mellodey, is hoping to achieve her Duke of Edinburgh bronze medal this year and has committed to spend 1 hour every week litter picking in the village for 3 months.
Her first expedition was in the rain and wind, but she still managed to come back positive. Having picked litter from along the Borough and in the park, she commented that there was less litter around that when she took part in the village litter pick last year. The photos shows Neve out and about, helping to keep the village tidy.
'Eco' Partyware for hire
If you're planning a children's party, you now have no need to buy single use paper / plastic which will end up in landfill. Kate Outhwaite has purchased a set which you can rent in aid of Downton Primary School Association. There are reusable cups, plates, jugs, cutlery and serving plates - the price paid depends on your willingness to wash up. Contact Kate on 07971 518975.
Keep plastic out of landfill
The Green Network, in conjunction with Plastic Free Downton, would like to remind you that you can now recycle just about all the plastic that you use - bottles, containers etc can go into your blue lidded bin and the 'soft' plastic collection bin is back at the newly refurbished Co-op.
More information on this and other 'eco' matters on Downton Green Network's web-site.