You can make a real difference and help Basingstoke and Deane to get greener right from your own garden.
Grow a nature area
Plant native trees and plants to remove carbon from the air and create a home for bees, hedgehogs and butterflies. And if you fancy making a bigger impact, you can get involved as local groups help nature areas spring up across the borough.
With around 12% of food emissions coming from transporting it, growing vegetables at home can hugely cut your footprint… and your food bill.
Composting is heaps of fun
Unlike food in your black bin, food in a compost bin gets more oxygen and so it decomposes differently and releases around seven times fewer emissions. And it also gives you a free supply of compost to keep your garden blooming year after year.
Making tap water takes energy, and energy means emissions. A water butt catches rainwater (which isn’t uncommon here) to use for free in your garden. And having less water going into your home’s drains saves you money there, too.