Greener Greenhill

Greener Greenhill

is a new local environmental group aiming to take up ideas and projects that will improve our lives and our children’s lives.

Everyone is welcome to join in, contribute ideas, and to help get things done.

  • Would you like to hear about the ‘green’ plans for Beauchief Drive?
  • Do you know about Nature Recovery Coridors?
  • Can we recycle more (or extra) things locally?
  • Have you heard of Green Prescribing?

Our launch event was held on Wednesday 22 Sept 7.00 – 8.30pm in the library.

The library has purchased a number of books (for both adults and children) to help us all combat climate change, and reduce waste and pollution. These were bought with crowd-funded money raised following the death of Patrick Coghlan. They are now available for loan as part of the library’s “yellow sticker” stock.

A group of Greenhill quilters have been busy creating these banners as part of the Stitches for Survival project. They have been be sent to Glasgow to be displayed as part of a 1.5 mile (yes, 1.5 miles!) long ‘scarf’ of messages for global leaders as they gather for COP26 climate summit. Prior to that they were on display in the library.

Click on the images to see them full size.

Starting to get the message out into the community at our stall on the library lawn on 18 Sept.

Bike MOT Session 23 October

Lots of very happy customers from our ‘Bike MOT’ session at the library. Huge thanks to our team of volunteer mechanics Richard, Aline, Joe and particularly Peter Atkin from Giant Store Sheffield who also brought lots of useful kit along.

CLIMATE AND NATURE CRISIS CONTACTS

ENERGY

Energy Saving Trust Home – Energy Saving Trust
South Yorkshire Energy Centre SYEC – Heeley City Farm (heeleyfarm.org.uk).
Sheffield Renewables run green energy projects in the city – Sheffield Renewables – Community Action for our Energy Future

LOCAL FOOD SUPPLIERS

Border View Farm Shop, Bradway Farm Shop | BorderView Farm (borderview-farm.co.uk)
Pearson Market Gardener, Dronfield Woodhouse Contact Us – A Pearson&Sons – Fruit Growers – Market Gardeners – Dronfield – Derbyshire (pearsonsnurseries.co.uk)
Regather Welcome to Regather Co-Operative | Regather
Sheffield Organic Growers Welcome to Sheffield Organic Growers. We are four independent organic growers, on the outskirts of Sheffield. | Sheffield Organic Growers
Whirlow Farm Shop Farm Shop & Butchery – Whirlow Hall Farm

NATURE& BIODIVERSITY

Beauchief Environment Group Beauchief Environment Group (beauchief-environmentgroup.co.uk)
Friends of Graves Park Friends of Graves Park – Registered Charity Number: 1080407 and (20+) Friends of Graves Park | Facebook
Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust | wildsheffield.com

TRAVEL

Better Buses for South Yorkshire (20+) Better Buses for South Yorkshire | Facebook
Better Buses Have your say and improve bus services across Sheffield – Louise Haigh MP
Campaign for Better Transport Campaigns | Campaign For Better Transport Cycle Sheffield Cycle Sheffield – Streets 4 People – For a cycle-friendly and people-friendly city
Cycling UK Current Campaigns | Cycling UK
Pedalready News (pedalready.uk) See Location Timetables for details of regular courses in Greenhill Park, Lowedges
Flight Free UK FlightFree UK | Flight Free UK
Living Streets (Walking) Living Streets | Home Page | Living Streets
Sustrans (Walking & Cycling) Home – Sustrans.org.uk
Tickety-Split Tickety Split (Official Site) – Cheap Train Tickets & Split Ticketing
Train Travel in Europe TRAIN TRAVEL IN EUROPE | A beginner’s guide (seat61.com)

RECYCLING/REUSE

Blackstock Rd Household Recycling Centre, Blackstock Rd, Gleadless. For paper, glass, textiles, plastics, furniture, garden waste, scrap metal, batteries, wood, electrical equipment, household chemicals and pesticides, plasterboard, books etc.
Bare Alternative, The Bare Alternative | Zero Waste Shop | Sheffield, England, 332 Abbeydale Rd. Zero waste and refill shop. Self-service. Bring your own containers.

 GENERAL CAMPAIGNS

Eco Church A Rocha UK – Caring for God’s Earth
Schools’ Climate Education South Yorkshire Home – Schools’ Climate Education South Yorkshire (scesy.org.uk)
Ethical Consumer magazine Ethical Consumer: the alternative consumer organisation
Green New Deal South Yorkshire (20+) Green New Deal UK – South Yorkshire | Facebook
Greenpeace  UK
Sheffield Climate Alliance Sheffield Climate Alliance
Sheffield Friends of the Earth Sheffield Friends of the Earth (sheffieldfoe.co.uk)

TIPS TO REDUCE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

10 ways to cut your carbon footprint | 2021 Update | Soil Association

POLITICAL REPRESENTATIVES

Louise Haigh, MP for Heeley (includes Beauchief Greenhill, Lowedges, Batemoor, Jordanthorpe) Website: Louise Haigh MP

louise.haigh.mp@parliament.uk

Councillors for Beauchief, Greenhill, Lowedges, Batemoor, Jordanthorpe

Sophie Thornton, sophie.thornton@councillor.sheffield.gov.uk
Richard Shaw, richard.shaw@councillor.sheffield.gov.uk
Simon Clement Jones simon.cj@councillor.sheffield.gov.uk