October 10th, 2015 by Guernsey Trees for Life
Guernsey’s second Tree & Woodcraft Fair will be held at Les Cotils, St Peter Port from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday 10 October 2015.
Guernsey Tree For Life organiser Richard Loyd said “our first Tree Fair, at Fairfield, Castel in October 2011, was hugely successful and we hope to have another sunny day for our 2015 Fair.”
“The programme includes all things tree-related from advice on planting, pruning and maintaining trees to demonstrations from local tree surgeons and skilled local woodcrafters,” said Andy McCutcheon, Secretary of Guernsey Trees For Life.
June 11th, 2015 by Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards
The local quarrying and construction business won the award for the environmental initiatives it has implemented at its Les Vardes quarry in the parish of St Sampson.
Michelle Arundale, HR and PR Executive at Insurance Corporation, and chair of the Conservation Awards judging panel, said that awarding the top prize of £2,000 to Ronez Ltd was a unanimous decision.
“The judges were greatly impressed by their commitment to maintaining a Biodiversity Action Plan and their passion for delivering it,” she said.
“They have planted 7000 trees and have installed numerous nesting boxes to encourage barn owls, kestrels and peregrine falcons.”
Many staff members are involved with the project to enhance the environment at their industrial site.
“Harvey’s project has merit because the planting will benefit insect life as well as the public,” Michelle Arundale said.
“The path that has been built is not well-known but it is charming and we hope the planting will attract more people to visit the area,” she said.
This was the 25th Anniversary of the Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards so it was decided to give an additional ‘Manpower’ Award, which was won by the charity Edible Guernsey.
A large team of workers from Insurance Corporation will spend a day helping Edible Guernsey develop their Bee Alley.
The judges were very impressed with their Edible Farm situated on a three vergee site at the former Sandpiper Vinery in St Pierre du Bois.
The charity will provide greater food security and sustainability on the island by increasing the diversity and abundance of local produce.
The winner of this year’s Peter Walpole People’s Choice award, which was voted for on the insurance Corporation website, was Harvey Adams whose Little Trees Project gained the most votes. He won £500 to help fund the initiative.
Judges also viewed a number of other projects including a scheme from Queux Patio Plants to highlight and counter the over-planting of allergenic wind-pollinated trees in urban areas by supplying female plants such as Coprosma sp.
Conservation Awards judges also viewed a new cliff path to Saints Bay in St Martins, and a Floral St Peter Port project to install a flower basket watering system in the retail area of St Peter Port.
The youngest entrant was eight year-old Enzo Crowson who won a special ‘Young Conservationist of the Year’ award for his excellent bug hotel in his parents’ front garden.
Enzo has also entered in previous years with his elder brother Jenson and the judges were delighted to see his use of recycled products and his continued commitment to such an important environmental cause.
April 30th, 2015 by Waitrose
The ‘Grow and Sell’ scheme has already given out 37 kits to Guernsey schools.
The scheme aims to encourage seven to eleven year old children from across the UK and the Channel Islands to grow their own produce, which they can then sell to Waitrose customers.
The kit, which has been specially designed by Waitrose to get school vegetable patches up and running, includes seeds, equipment and step-by-step growing instructions and aims to promote healthy eating and increase pupils understanding of where their food comes from.
April 30th, 2015 by Insurance Corporation
Conservations and ecologists are invited to enter the 2015 Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards to highlight work they are doing in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.
The awards now in their 25th year have raised the profile of many island conservation projects performed by schools, environmental groups, businesses and private landowners.
Pat Wisher from the 2014 winners, Living Streets Guernsey, said the group entered the conservation awards to highlight its Baubigny Schools enhancement programme which aims to provide an outside learning area for St Sampson High School and Le Murier School. Continue reading
April 7th, 2014 by Appleby
March 25th, 2014 by Richard Lord
You are invited to a Tree Care Army morning at the Sigma Wood at St Germain, Castel beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday 29 March 2014.
Please wear boots and gloves and if possible bring garden tools such as a spade, shovel, wheelbarrow, bucket or hoe.
Volunteers plan to complete the weeding of the new trees and place wood chip mulch around them to aid their growth and Continue reading
March 25th, 2014 by Richard Lord
Sueco will be serving Sunday Lunch in a wrap from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for donations at the tent.
Bridge2 will sell cream teas, homemade cakes, teas and coffees and soft drinks all day.
GU10 will provide musical entertainment.
There will be an Intransit Shuttle Service from North Beach car park to Lukis House in return for a donation to Bridge2.
And there will be a ShelterBox tent in the grounds with information about ShelterBox’s work and how Bridge2 worked with the disaster relief charity in the Philippines.
March 12th, 2014 by UK Green Building Council
The Council states that the UK needs to retrofit one million homes each year for the next 25 years to curb rising energy bills, reduce the occurrence of fuel poverty, and lower carbon emissions.
Home energy consumption accounts for about 25% of the UK’s total carbon emissions.
Improving these properties offers an opportunity to stimulate investment and growth in construction, help create thousands of jobs, and export opportunities for a world-leading energy Continue reading
March 4th, 2014 by Les Bourgs Hospice
Les Bourgs Hospice cookbook featuring recipes from the Bailiwick of Guernsey has been reprinted to raise money for the Hospice.
In 2013 Les Bourgs Hospice held a Hospice-tality for its Hospice fundraiser which encouraged islanders to host an event from tea and cake up to dinner parties with guests making a donation to the hospice.
A cookbook was made from the recipes used during the fundraising initiative, which also features contributions from Les Bourgs Hospice staff and from well-known island personalities such as chef Tony Leck and butcher Jason Hamon.
The A5 cookbook, which costs £5.50, contains 65 recipes from starters and snacks through to desserts and cakes.
All the money from the sale of the cookbook goes to Les Bourgs Hospice. Continue reading
February 13th, 2014 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department
More than two million specially designed bags have been produced for Guernsey residents to use when the new kerbside recycling collections are introduced in March 2014.
A supply of the bags, made from recycled plastic, will be delivered to every household from the week beginning 17 February 2014.
They will be used for mixed recycling, which will be picked up by along with the regular parish black bag collections.
Clear bags are being provided for mixed paper and cardboard.
Blue bags are for mixed tins, cans, plastic containers and drinks cartons.
The parish bin men will collect clear bags one week, and blue ones the next.
Full instructions on how to use the new service are also being delivered to households from the week of Monday 17 February. Continue reading