Greener Ugborough Parish are actively working on a variety of projects to reduce the impact we have on the environment:
Waste and Recycling
Ugborough now has collection points for these hard-to-recycle waste streams:
Crisp packets (any brand) – collect these at home in a bag like the pic and then drop them in the monster wheelie bin located inside the corner gate at Hillhead Farm. You can drop off small amounts at USS, or if you’ve children at the school they have a collection box in the dining hall which children can also use.
Writing instruments (any brand or pen part) – drop your dried-up pens in the collection box at USS or via the school if you have children that attend.
Brain tumours kill more children and people under 40 than any other cancer, yet receive only 1% of cancer research funding each year. Through this charity, business sponsors pay for various specific waste streams and this money is donated to research into brain tumours via BTRS and a UK based laboratory, in memory of 14 year old Ellie, who sadly died of a Brain Tumour in 2010. These posters show what can be accepted.
This November we went tree planting – initially working in partnership
with Ugborough Primary School on 21st November.
Many thanks to Ashley Todd and The Woodland Trust.
We will be tree planting again in the Spring so please
get in touch for details on how you can get involved.
Trees are carbon sinks, absorbing the pollutants we emit and cleaning our air, filtering our water, preventing soil erosion and flooding, harbouring wildlife and housing complex ecosystems, supplying us with medicine and providing jobs to over 1.6 billion people worldwide. They really are the superheroes of the planet. Here, only 9% of South Hams is woodland, whilst the highest proportion in similar areas according to Friends of the Earth is 27%. We are keen to plant beyond the school site, so please get in touch if you know of suitable space for this constructive initiative.
HIMALAYAN BALSAM REMOVAL
We recently got stuck in to removing Himalayan Balsam, an invasive weed species that smothers native plants and has started to make itself at home in local hedgerows. It’s likely this will need to be an annual activity to keep it at bay – so please let us know if you spot any in to next year.