Links of interest

There are a lot of great, green initiatives going on in and around Woking that you can get involved with. Follow the links below to find out more.

SAVE ENERGY

Find out how to make your house greener and save energy with Action Surrey, the Energy Saving Trust.

SAVE AND PROTECT WATER

Get Water Fit – Find out how and where you use water in your home and discover easy ways to make savings.

Save our Streams – Affinity Water’s water saving initiative, focused on saving our incredibly rare chalk streams while saving money on your bills.

Read our MP’s explanation of his voting record on the Sewage & Environment Bill and this research on the sewage scandal.

Thames Water Sewage map – take a look at their interactive map showing sewage dumping via storm overflows in real time. Please see the Guardian article and Get Surrey article.

Basingstoke Canal Society – Find out how you can get involved in preserving this vital local amenity.





RECYCLING GUIDANCE FOR WOKING

http://www.jointwastesolutions.org/recycling-centres-and-banks/

http://www.jointwastesolutions.org/bin-collections/what-do-i-do-with

http://www.recyclenow.com

https://www.terracycle.com/en-GB/

http://www.facebook.com/groups/CTKRecyclingGuildford

https://www2.mattel.com/en-gb/playback

LOCAL REFILL AND ZERO WASTE SHOPS

Find out where to refill your water bottle at Refill Woking.

GET INVOLVED

Find out about volunteering opportunities with Surrey Wildlife Trust.

Follow the Woking Peregrines on the live webcam as they raise their young each spring.

Find out how to support Swifts in Woking.

Woking Nature Walks https://woking.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/walking-woking.

Horsell Common Preservation Society

LOCAL GREEN BUSINESSES

Sustainable Business Network https://www.zerocarbonguildford.org/sustainable-business-network

The Useful Wood Company https://www.usefulwood.org/

Farnham Repair Café https://cfsd.org.uk/events/farnham_repair_cafe/

Take your clothes to Eco Fresh, an environmentally friendly dry cleaners.

Switch to washable nappies with support from the Nappy Library.

Buy homemade jam from foraged/surplus fruit, while supporting local charities: https://tinyurl.com/jam-for-charity

Find a local hairdresser that has joined the Green Salon Collective recycling scheme.

LOCAL COMMUNITY

Knaphill Community Fridge

Canalside Community Fridge https://canalsidecommunity.wixsite.com/canalside-community

Horselll Scrubbers – Sewing Repair Shop and Creative Workshops. For more information contact purple-porpoise@hotmail.com.

Find out how Victoria Place Shopping Centre is helping the community to go green.

Find out what the local Council has been doing to help tackle climate change locally as well as ideas and inspiration for what you can do at home or at work to help lighten your environmental footprint. https://planetwoking.co.uk/

And Surrey County Council’s Green Strategy:

https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/community/climate-change/what-are-we-doing/greener-futures-climate-change-delivery-plan-2021-to-2025

Great Green Systems – discounted composters

Your local church cares for God’s earth https://ecochurch.arocha.org.uk