Useful local links

Recycling
Council webpages with information on what they’ll collect, when and how, including bank holidays
NEW: the council now says that we can recycle aluminium foil using the can banks, eg on Bishy Road; although they will still say ‘no foil’ or have ‘no foil’ covered over in an unofficial-looking way, go ahead and post your foil into these banks! Thanks to Julie Gunnell for getting this cleared up.
Food-growing projects
Alongside Edible York’s food-growing and harvesting projects, BTCV are also getting involved with community gardening in York with their Get Growing project, which includes free training courses about tree pruning and food-growing. Yorkshire Wildlife Trust are also involved in a community gardening project, called Dig In.
Edible York is organising a meeting on March 16th for all those interested in ‘sharing an edible future for York’ – see their website.
Recycled stuff
York University Computer Recycling Project Free re-conditioned computers and associated equipment for individuals or organisations.

Other York-based environmental organisations

St Nicholas Fields, environmental centre and nature reserve

York in Transition local organisation concerned with peak oil and other issues about sustainability, linked to national Transition Town initiative

Scarcroft and District Allotments Association have lots of useful information on their site.

Some other interesting links

Are you wondering whether to profit from the feed-in tarif for solar power, while it lasts? Check out this useful and very up-to-date calculator from the Centre for Alternative Technology, which lets you cost up the installation and work out the pay-back period, the earnings etc.

My 2050, a way of thinking about climate change choices, an attractive and interesting site from Dept of Energy and Climate Change

An amusing little video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKoLBSK8SSE

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