Pope Francis’ Statement May Give UK Green Party A Boost

With the elections today, should Pope Francis’ statement about the environment and Human Ecology state that Catholics live an environmentally conscious and conservative life, it may just tip over support for the UK Green Party.

It isn’t the first time the Catholic Church has spoken about environmental issues including protecting creation, ensuring the planet’s sustainability and improving living conditions. Previous Popes Benedict XVI and John Paul II had also spoken about these.

Meanwhile, NCRonline.org has decided to recall the Pope’s November 2014 pontifical message to climate change in Peru. Here is an excerpt:

“In the first 12 days of December, the city of Lima and the people of Peru will have the honour of welcoming the 20th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the programme of which is to confirm the progress of the application of this legal instrument, of critical import at this moment in history.
Along with my greeting to you, Mr President, and to all the organizers and participants of this Conference, I would like to express my closeness and encouragement, that the work of these days may be accomplished with an open and generous spirit. That which you will discuss will have an impact on all of humanity, particularly the poorest and future generations. Moreover, it is a serious ethical and moral responsibility.
It is not without significance that the Conference is being held on the coast adjacent to the Humboldt Current, which joins the peoples of America, Oceania and Asia in a symbolic embrace and which plays a decisive role in the climate of the entire planet.

The consequences of environmental changes, which are already being dramatically felt in many countries, especially the insular states of the Pacific, remind us of the gravity of neglect and inaction. The time to find global solutions is running out. We can find appropriate solutions only if we act together and in agreement. There is therefore a clear, definitive and urgent ethical imperative to act.”
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Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with a day of conservation work at a local nature reserve.

The day takes place on Saturday 28 January between 10am and 3pm on the Strawberry Line at Winscombe.

Work will involve coppicing and scrub clearance to maintain the wildlife diversity of the site. All tools will be provided as will hot drinks and soup. Volunteers need to bring a packed lunch, waterproof clothing and stout footwear. Wellies may be useful as some of the work is on wet ground.

Everyone is welcome, even if you can only come for an hour or two. Children over ten are also welcome but must be supervised by an adult at all times. Parking is available at Winscombe Recreation Ground on the Lynch just off Woodborough Road. Alternatively, to get some more exercise and fresh air, walk south from Winscombe along the Strawberry Line Heritage Trail.

For further information contact Andy Mallender, Strawberry Line Heritage Trail project officer on 01275 888538 or email andy.mallender@n-somerset.gov.uk

Recycling and Clearing Waste in North Somersets Many Gardens and Parks

North Somerset is an area based in England with a lot of natural environment and coastal towns which attracts visitors from different parts of the world. There are different parishes which has also been very famous and visited because of their wonderful views and architecture.

Having tourists who come and visit North Somerset is such a pride to those who are living there. Therefore, it has always been every citizens’ job to keep the area clean and presentable to whoever pass by, take picture, upload on the web and share it to the world how beautiful North Somerset really is.

The people from North Somerset make sure that they collect all of the waste that they have from the right disposals on the right schedule because ones they fail to do so, it would be a hassle if wastes or garbage get stuck on one spot and would require more time to make things clean back again.

Every households have food wastes, an example of that are leftovers, fish bones, vegetables and fruit peelings, egg shells and even wrappers. Once we just dump all of these in our homes or even on our neighbourhood, we end up causing a very unpleasant smell which can even cause spreading bacteria or viruses and affect our well-being or our health.

If you are living in North Somerset and is very attracted to the gardens around you, you may end up setting up your very own garden as well. Landscape gardeners in Battersea will make sure that you will have a proper green garden waste disposal to keep everything around you clean, organise and refreshing which will also help you maintain the beauty of your garden and you can keep flaunting it to every person who pass by.

In general, North Somerset have different parks and gardens which are frequently visited by children and people who just want to unwind outdoor. Having proper garden disposals is a must since maintaining the beauty of it is also very important to keep visitors coming back again and again.

Every gardeners know better that they are supposed to cut the grass ones it has grown so tall already that ends up giving the garden a different physical design. Therefore, there would be grass cuttings all over the place, you can put those to the garden disposals which will then collected by the authorised people. You can also put the flowers, leaves, plants and weeds to the said disposals especially if they don’t have life anymore and you can’t do a thing already. If your garden have tall trees that produce fruits, we cannot avoid it sometimes that those fruits can be overripe before it was harvested. You can also put it on the disposal which can also be a very good ingredient when repurposed into a composed. Those fruits would end up not useless at all as it can bring back the beauty of North Somerset too.

An Eco-Friendly Solution For Portable Toilets

Many occasions are now being held outdoors to really use space, to have a fantastic backdrop and to even enjoy the view. But there are problems that can arise when it comes to such condition. A major one would be that relating to the call of nature. Food and drinks are of abundance during parties and events and so, reality is people will need and want to go to the toilet. Even more, they will even prefer to go to the restroom in groups. That has then brought the emergence of portable toilets.

These loos are ones that can easily be set up and transported to anywhere convenient for everybody who is to use it. They come in different sizes too, depending upon your need and preference. There are normal types, where it can be considered as a one man unit. Another would be a luxury kind, where it is more spacious and it can even hold a number of cubicles to cater to more people as well.

But as you invest in Cambridge loo hire, it would be best to go for one or more that would be beneficial to the environment and the Earth in general. In the end, you will get to enjoy the advantages that comes with an eco-friendly portable toilet.

Now, how can you describe such exactly? Well, loos of the portable variety are basically using chemicals to clean and deodorise the interiors, most especially the toilet itself. The issue here is that these substances are usually harsh and toxic, which is not environment friendly at all, right? Hence, with this choice of mobile toilet, other chemical alternatives are looked into and utilised. Formaldehyde and alcohol, for example, are now being get rid of.

Even the water from built in hand washing stations inside can then be treated and recycle for safe use once again. Supplies like toilet papers are made with recycled paper products as well. On top of that, hand sanitizers are bio-based. Water conserving systems are also practiced.

The decision to rent this type of portable loo is enough even to raise awareness for the Earth. This just goes to show that even when doing your business in the comfort room, you are still doing part in saving the environment.

And with this, it is essential that you partner up with the right and expert company like CambLoos. They offer a wide array of these toilets but more so, this special kind. Going green for your outdoor party will definitely be of no difficulty because again, just your investment on environment friendly loos is massive in itself.

This is also a sort of reminder for each and every one to practice careful and clean use. The state of any toilet will certainly depend upon who is to enter and utilise it. The power is indeed in your very hands.

Make a Difference Day

You are invited to take part in a “Make a Difference Day” at two local nature reserves on Saturday, October 25.

The event, organised jointly by North Somerset Council and the Mendip Society, will take place at Slader’s Leigh and the Strawberry Line at Shute Shelve, off the A38 at Winscombe.

The day will run from 10 am to 3 pm so come along and make a difference at these two important local nature reserves. Join in with coppicing to maintain a woodland edge rich in wildlife, hay raking to manage a limestone meadow and building handrails on steps to provide easier access.

All tools will be provided. Please bring strong footwear, waterproofs and a packed lunch. Drinks and baked potatoes from the wood fire will be provided.

Children over ten are welcome but must be supervised by an adult at all times.

There is parking at the National Trust car park at Kings Wood, off Winscombe Hill ( grid reference 422560).

Further details are available from Andy Mallender, Strawberry Line Heritage Trail Officer, on 01275 888538 or Judith Tranter from the Mendip Society on 01761 462276.

FAQ: Recycling Box (North Somerset)

Just how frequently is my recycling gathered?

Reusing is collected weekly. Find out your next collection dates. Kindly leave your recycling box on the side of your home nearest the roadway by 7am on your day of collection.


Exactly how do you collect my recycling?

Every family is given two reusing boxes other than flats or groups of properties that have common waste and also recycling locations. We motivate you to place your house number on your boxes to assist us determine it as well as return it to the correct residential property. We simply collect from our own containers. They suit on the side of collection automobile so the crew member has both hands to sort the recycling.

What materials can I put in my box?

In your reusing box you can place: aerosols; batteries; cardboard including corrugated, published as well as things like grain boxes or kitchen area roll tubes; cartons consisting of Tetrapaks; glass bottles as well as jars; steel consisting of aluminium lightweight aluminum foil, food and also drinks cans, covers from jars and also tin trays; smart phones; paper including covering paper as well as Yellow Pages; plastic – all kinds of firm white, tinted or opaque plastic product packaging, polyethylene terephthalate, high density polyethylene and polypropylene – but not black plastic of any type, or non-rigid expanded or foam types; spectacles; textiles including shoes tied in pairs, bed linens, drapes, liners, clothing or rugs and also towel.

I’ve simply relocated and also do not have a recycling box, where can I obtain one?

Demand a reusing box if you’re a new resident.

Is there a restriction to just how much recycling I can exclude for collection?

No, there is no limitation to the quantity of reusing you could leave out for collection.

I have too much recycling to suit in my box, what can I do?

Put each sort of material in a separate carrier bag close to your box, but kindly keep all glass inside the box to avoid it breaking.

Do I have to separate my reusing in the box?

We ask you to different materials in your recycling box due to the fact that:

  •  it assists staffs to collect things quicker – especially on busy roadways where the motor vehicles can induce congestion.
  • it lowers possibility of products spilling from the box, keeping your neighborhood cleaner.
  • it is more secure for our collectors due to the fact that they are less likely to hurt themselves on points like sharp tins.

You could use carrier bags to divide the materials by type, however please do not link the bags up – they are really tough to open with gloves on!

I consistently have a lot of reusing, can I have another box?

Yes, if you need to, request another recycling box.

My recycling box hasn’t been returned or is damaged, can I have one more one?

Yes, record that your reusing box is missing or damaged. You’ll need to position the broken bin outside your residential property for our staffs to gather and also you’ll receive a substitute within 4 weeks.

Suppose my reusing box is shed or taken?

Request a replacement reusing box. Staffs will aim to supply the substitute bin to your home within 4 weeks.

My recycling hasn’t been accumulated, will you come back for it?

If you believe your recycling should’ve been gathered yet it had not been, report a missed out on collection within 48 hrs of your collection scheduling and also we will return and collect it.

Will I be informed why my recycling had not been accumulated?

Crews ought to leave a tag on any sort of recycling box that couldn’t be gathered to explain why. For example: there was broken glass or there were materials in the box that we do not accumulate.

What plastic can’t be gathered?

We can’t accumulate difficult plastics (plumbing system pipes, containers, yard furniture, lunch time boxes, playthings, CD/DVD/video cases), electric conduit, reject sacks, crisp packets, sweet wrappers, drink straws and polystyrene. We likewise cannot gather black plastic considering that different the different kinds are arranged by sending out a light beam via each thing, as well as black containers soak up the headlight which stops the arranging equipment identifying what kind it is.

Can I have a lid for my box?

We do not provide lids for the reusing boxes considering that they cost virtually as much as the boxes, and also limit the amount of recycling that can be dropped in the box, yet you can making use of internet to cover your box as well as stop materials surprising. To purchase a net go to the Coral Products website. We cannot switch out shed, damaged or swiped webs.

I’m elderly or impaired and also struggle to put my reusing box out for collection, can I possess aid?

Yes, we could prepare for you to have a helped collection.

Occasionally I have a whole lot even more recycling, exists somewhere I can take care of it before my following collection date?

Yes, you could take it to your local recycling center.

How big are the recycling boxes?

The boxes are 39cm higher, 58.5 centimeters broad, 39cm deep.

Just what happens to the materials you accumulate?

  •  Paper is coagulated and turned back into the material which our regional as well as national papers are printed on. This entire procedure can take as little as one week.
  • Cardboard is used to make even more boxes, packing material and stationery.
  • Glass is washed as well as arranged in to its various shades as well as making used of to make brand-new containers and bottles.
  • Metals including steel and aluminium lightweight are developed into auto parts, fridges and also new tins and containers.
  • Garments and also textiles are either sent for re-use, or made into cloths.




Welcome to the web site for TENONS, The Environmental Network Of North Somerset, previously known as North Somerset Local Agenda 21 Network.

This new site, created in August 2014, reflects our re-launch.

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