January 31st, 2014 by Richard Lord
The beautiful garden expects many visitors in 2014. The garden hopes to open from 10.00 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Tuesdays to Sundays between March and September 2014 and Bank Holidays, but the Guernsey Botanical Trust needs a sufficient number of volunteers to open the garden gates, put out the information boards and greet visitors.
The charity is asking for new volunteers to offer three hours per week for the 2014 season.
The charity is launching a “Meet the Team” evening on Thursday 13 February 2014 at 7.00 p.m. at the Castel Douzaine room, Les Beaucamps.
The charity also requests donations of items photographed in the image above.
Contact it by emailing: [email protected]
January 29th, 2014 by Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards
Guernsey conservationists are encouraged to celebrate their work in this year’s Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards.
Now in their 24th year, the awards are open to individuals, businesses, organisations and schools that have created, or who have plans to create, an environmental project for the benefit of the Island.
Glyn Smith, Insurance Corporation managing director, said “this year we will introducing a new award in honour of Peter Walpole, Insurance Corporation chairman and founder of the Conservation Awards.” Continue reading
December 23rd, 2013 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department
The States of Guernsey Public Services Department have organised the recycling of real Christmas trees.
Between 27 December 2013 and the end of January 2014 real Christmas trees can be dropped off at the following locations:
November 18th, 2013 by New Society Publishers
NBC’s Today Show stated that ‘collaborative consumption‘ is exploding.
“It has become the norm: People using online sites to share what they have – in the tangible world – with strangers,” they stated.
Beth Buczynski’s book Sharing is Good is a practical guide to collaborative consumption — a new way of living where access is valued over ownership, experience is valued over material possessions, and “mine” becomes “ours” so that humanity’s needs can be met without waste.
The book is designed to expose readers to specific services that make sharing fun and safe.
It examines the history, barriers and benefits of sharing, and provides hundreds of resources that can jump-start a sharing lifestyle. Continue reading
September 19th, 2013 by Richard Lord
Three clean power stations operate near Route de Jerbourg in the parish of St Martin, Guernsey.
These photovoltaic power stations feed into the Guernsey electricity grid.
The largest of the three renewable energy installations off the Route de Jerbourg includes photovoltaic panels to produce electricity and solar thermal evacuated tubes to produce hot water.
In the summer of 2013, photovoltaic panels were installed by the former renewable energy company e-si Ltd. to supply electricity to the Grimshaw family’s newly-built well-insulated and energy efficient Hanse Haus. These PV panels were Continue reading
July 24th, 2013 by Events
Their home, La Bigoterie, is on Berthelot Street, St Peter Port with access from Clifton. Parking is available close by on Clifton or at the Odeon car park.
The view from their garden overlooking St Peter Port and the Little Russel is spectacular. Continue reading
July 4th, 2013 by Energy Saving Trust
Based on a study of 86,000 British households, the shower represents the biggest single use of water in the average British home.
The study published in the report “At Home with Water” was commissioned by the Energy Saving Trust Foundation, in partnership with DEFRA, Procter and Gamble, Thames Water, Consumer Council for Water and SaveWaterSaveMoney.
Twenty-five percent of water use in the average home in the study went through the shower, followed by 22% going through the toilet.
The study shows that the average time a person spends in the shower is 7 1/2 minutes, with one in eight people having showers lasting over ten minutes. The study calculates that reducing the length of each shower by one minute would save British household £215 million in energy bills per year. Continue reading
June 25th, 2013 by States of Guernsey Public Services Department
The States of Guernsey Public Services Department is highlighting just how much food is currently going in the bin to help encourage islanders to reduce this waste.
The States of Guernsey department unveiled its latest campaign outside the Town Market, in St Peter Port where it has installed stacks of tyres and a pile of old bin sacks to offer a visual reminder of how much food is currently wasted.
Last year, an estimated 4,500 tonnes was thrown away by Guernsey households.
That is equivalent to around 165 kg per home in Guernsey – or the weight of around 15 tyres.
It also accounts for more than a third of what goes into local bins.
Based on an average of two black sacks a week, that would equate to around 30 bags a year for each household. Continue reading
June 19th, 2013 by Events
Her talk begins at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 9 July 2013 at the Frossard theatre, Candie Gardens, St Peter Port.
Brigit Strawbridge will discuss the difference between Continue reading
June 14th, 2013 by Insurance Corporation Conservation Awards
In the first five months of 2013, the Green Legacy Project, now in its fourth year, has provided workshops in Green Legacy’s eco garden at Queux Patio Plants to almost 400 school children. The workshops have covered ‘Wiggly Worms’, ‘Nature’s Recyclers’ and ‘How Plants Grow’.
The Green Legacy Project gives both social and economic benefits by educating people about Nature and plants.
This long term project received £2,000 from Insurance Corporation to fund its activities. Continue reading