Sustainable Linton is a set of initiatives aimed at helping to improve Linton's sustainability, reduce our carbon footprint, improve our resilience, and to help raise awareness of the need to live sustainably.
To keep up-to-date with what we're doing, please 'like' and/or 'follow' this page.
We meet monthly in the The Dog & Duck Linton, and we'll always post details here of the dates.
We also have a members group which we use to coordinate activities; if you think you'd like to contribute your time, energy or ideas, contact us and we'll add you to the members group.
BeeBee Wraps - a fantastic alternative to cling film.
#Giveaway time! Our breathable BeeBee Wrap will keep this #SimnelCake tasting amazing until long after Easter (if we don’t devour it before). Like, share & com...ment whether you’d prefer the Appleseed or the Arrow design, for a chance to win one of our extra large wraps. https://beebeewraps.com/products/1-bread-beeswax-food-wrap.
We’ll pick a lucky recipient at random on 29/03/18
#beeswax #foodwraps #freshideas #baking #bakeoff #OrganicCotton #OrganicKitchen #PlasticFree #ReduceReuseRecycle #EthicalHome #ToxicFreeLiving #beeswaxwraps #ecofoodwrap #passonplastic #zerowastekitchen #BeeFriendly #PlasticFreeFriday
Free analysis of how you use your electricity! (For those in the Cambridge and Ely area)
We've taken part in this trial and it was very little hassle and gave u...s some very useful pointers into where we could save electricity (and CO2 for that matter). Plus you get a sizeable gift voucher for your troubles!
Tool libraries have been around since at least the 1970s. Check out this how-to on how you can create your own in your community:
Sustainable Linton is delighted to announce their first Repair Cafe. The idea is to match amazing repairers with people who need stuff fixed…and all for FREE! You can also pick up ideas on how to fix things yourself, if that interests you. We welcome:
o small household appliances
o electrical items
o mobile phones...
o general bits’n’bobs
There’ll be a cafe on the day and other information and exhibits relating to living sustainably. You can turn up on the day, but it’s best to book your item in so the repairers have an idea of what’s coming and any small spares needed. To book an item in for repair, use this form (https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfePlHo37f1MG5XcR…/viewform), or failing that contact us at info@SustainableLinton.org or 01223 892074. The repairers are brilliant and can fix most things but there are no guarantees. For more information follow Sustainable Linton on FaceBook.
There's lots of misunderstanding as to whether it is possible to install solar panels on buildings in a Conservation Area, and also on a listed building. In short the situation is:
Conservation Area but not listed: no planning permission required unless the panels are mounted vertically.
Listed building: Listed Building Consent required....
This article gives a bit more detail. It's interesting to note how many churches have installed solar panels; perhaps we could do the same in Linton? Thoughts?
Electric Vehicles Have Lowest Total Cost Of Ownership, Study Finds
Very late notice, but I've just spotted this event tonight, I can't go unfortunately, but it would be great if someone else from Linton could go and report back:
A meeting to organise the next set of Sustainable Linton's events and initiatives. Currently the agenda is:
• Preparation for Linton’s first Repair Cafe on 28th April
• Creating a constitution for the group so that we can open a bank account with Triodos
• Preparation for Sustainable Linton’s activities at the Linton BookFest on 19th and 20th May
Please suggest any other items you'd like discussed.
Help develop the next generation of electricity monitoring and get a John Lewis voucher (up to £100) in the process.
Take a look at http://itrial.pjb.co.uk/ where you will find the opportunity to sign up for a trial of a system that will let you know how your various electrical appliances are contributing to your bill.
Other members of Sustainable Linton have taken part in the trial and it's very unintrusive, informative and the gift voucher for £80 was very welcome too!
Linton Heights along with Sustainable Linton and Linton Infants will be hosting a Community Apple Pressing event. The idea behind the venture is to foster and support all aspects of sustainability, including that of food and to make use of the naturally occurring produce in our village. Apple presses and scratters will be provided and we encourage you to bring your own apples and containers.
CALLING all SMEs who want to save money and improve their sustainability. Did you know that eligible businesses can get a free energy efficiency audit and a grant for 25% of capital costs towards becoming more energy efficient?
Take a look at this site:
Informetis Home Appliance Trial
This is something that I would highly recommend for anyone who is interested in their electricity consumption patterns. We’ve done it and we’ve got a report showing electricity usage broken down by different appliances and over time, plus an £80 John Lewis voucher! The invitation from Peter Bates of Informetis follows:
“Learn about your energy consumption, get paid for it, and help the environment too!!”...
Informetis, a Cambridge based smart energy start-up, would like to invite you to take part in a Home Appliance Trial that will lead to creating an “itemised view” of your electricity bill that shows how much electricity each of the main electrical appliances uses in the home (e.g. Fridge, Washing Machine and Microwave).
The vision of Informetis, is to inform consumers about their energy consumption; leading to reduced consumption; reduced energy bills and therefore helping the environment too. They need householders based in the Cambridge and Linton areas who are willing to allow them to connect “black boxes” to the main electrical appliances in their homes for a two-week period. You will need to have an Internet connection, via a router, in order to take part. The “black boxes” are used to “learn” the “profile” of each of the electrical appliances and communicate this back to Informetis via the Internet.
At the end of the Trial, Informetis will provide you with a graph showing how much electricity your main appliances have used. Also, as a token of appreciation for your participation in this important trial, you will get a Gift Voucher up to the value of £100. In addition, once Informetis are ready to launch a commercial service in the UK, you will be given priority and preferential terms for the use of their service.
This invitation is being offered on a “first come first served” basis as there are only limited spaces available on this trial. To find out more about this Trial and how to register please go to http://itrial.pjb.co.uk/