Win £1,000 for a low-carbon community project

Could you help reduce carbon in your community?

Looking after the environment is at the forefront of all of our lives today, but your carbon footprint isn’t just about how many flights you catch.

Have you thought about the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere resulting from an organisation you’re involved in, a community you’re part of, or even as an individual? This is your carbon footprint.

The good news is that everyone can make small changes to improve their carbon footprint. Here are a couple of ideas to get you started:

Minimise fast fashion

Get a fresh look without contributing to waste. Rather than shopping for new clothes, try buying second hand. Rummage through your local charity shop to find the perfect garments or sign up to one of Bristol’s Clothes Swap days.

You can revamp your wardrobe whilst giving away your unwanted clothes to someone else. Many people do this online, or check out Facebook to find a clothes swap event near you.

Encourage pollination

The Royal Horticultural Society has a few tips on how to do more to support pollinators in your garden, outside space or community:

  • Fill gardens with bee-friendly plants
  • Allow lawn ‘weeds’ to flower by cutting the grass less often
  • Provide water for pollinators
  • Avoid using pesticides wherever possible and never spray open flowers
  • Provide nest sites for wild bees

Other ways to reduce carbon

It could be as simple as using more environmentally friendly transport methods, making changes to the type of food you eat and where it comes from, and using less water.

Win up to £1,000 for a low-carbon community project

Do you have an idea to reduce carbon in your community? Win up to £1,000 to help make it a reality!

Encon Construction are inviting Bristol youth and community groups to pitch projects that will boost sustainability in their community. The winner of the Dragon’s Den style competition will win £1,000 for their project and two runners up will receive £500 each.

Registrations close on 15 August 2021 and the competition will take place virtually on 18 and 19 August.

Encon Construction have been appointed to deliver a brand new Reuse and Recycling Centre on Hartcliffe Way on behalf of  Bristol City Council and Bristol Waste.

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