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Reading Hydro Mural Competition

We reported on progress with the scheme to install hydroelectric turbines at Caversham Weir in our November edition. The Turbine House will adjacent to the footpath over Caversham weir (The Clappers). Walkers passing the project […]

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Ecotip – Greening your Home this Autumn

With 40% of UK carbon dioxide emissions coming from household energy use, our homes have an important part to play in meeting our 2030 emissions reduction targets. As we move into winter and temperatures drop, […]

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Ecotip – Choose song-bird safe olive oil

by Phil Chatfield Do you use olive oil for cooking and in salad dressings? If so, you may be shocked to know modern harvesting practices are killing migratory birds. Portugal’s Institute for Nature Conservation and […]

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Ecotip – Facemasks – a hidden problem

by Phil Chatfield From 15 June 2020 it is mandatory to wear facial masks or coverings when using public transport in England. Many people are already using them in shops, or even when out walking […]

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Ecotip – Let the train take the strain

Let the train take the strain – cut your carbon footprint At this time of the year, many of us are considering summer holidays. Cheap flights have transformed travel. Short breaks in Europe or holidays […]

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Ecotip – Fighting fatbergs

Fighting fatbergs 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 and grease in […]