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### Discover nine easy ways that you can make your garden a safe haven for nature.

From leaving a gap in your fence to taking a break from your weeding regime, the National Trust gives tip tips to support wildlife.

Their blog, ['Nine ways to build a wildlife-friendly garden'](, is full of great advice on how to get closer to your local wildlife.

Not only does it take you step-by-step though all the activities you could be doing to improve your garden, importantly it also tells you what not to do - from mowing the lawn to eradicating ivy.

By taking those activities off the ‘to do’ list, you’ll also have more time to sit back and enjoy nature...

Discover more by reading the blog on the [National Trust website]().

## Explore more nature and wildlife case studies:
* Learn how to provide food, shelter and breeding spots for wildlife
* Get involved and support your local nature reserves
* Explore local nature recovery projects in Wales

Categories: Case Study, posted on 10 Nov 2020

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### Watch advice from lifestyle blogger, Jessica Rose Williams, as she takes you through 18 months of trial and error to share the lessons she's learnt.

Her journey toward a zero waste sustainable home has been ‘less than perfect’, admits blogger Jessica. But what got her started was reading the quote: ‘we need more people doing zero waste imperfectly than one person doing it perfectly.’

In the article, ['Tiny changes I’ve made on my journey to a zero waste sustainable home'](, she lists the products that have enabled her to reduce plastic and waste in her home - from alternatives to throw-away face wipes and razors, to having plastic free periods.

Importantly, Jessica acknowledges the real problem at the heart of moving toward sustainable living; the vast majority of products that are environmentally-friendly are more expensive. She talks of her own privilege and says:
> “Adopting a more sustainable lifestyle will always mean spending more on less, however this simply isn’t possible for everyone. Again, do what you can, where you can and be kind to yourself and others along the way.”

Discover more by visiting [Jessica’s website](

## Explore our top 5 lifestyle solutions:
1. Buy greener products and services
2. Live well on less
3. Watch movies about saving the planet and get the kids doing outdoor activities
4. How to avoid flying
5. Grow fresh food on your windowsill

Categories: Case Study, posted on 10 Nov 2020

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### Watch a family as they find out just how difficult it is to live plastic-free for a week. Could you take on the challenge?

This 5 minute video published by [The Telegraph]( follows the experience of Hattie Garlick, and her family, as they try to live plastic-free for a week.

It shows how much of our every-day food items are wrapped in plastic and how hard it is to avoid - from tea bags containing plastic to vegetables wrapped in it.

Going totally plastic-free isn’t practical for most people, but everyone can reduce their plastic with this guide: ‘How to make a plan to cut out single use plastic from your life.’ It provides top tips, resources and tools - like this handy [Plastic Pollution Calculator](

Reducing our waste isn’t about cutting out everything we love from our lives, but it’s about really looking after what we have and cherishing the stuff that’s important to us by reusing, repairing and upcycling.

Discover top tips for switching to plastic free or zero waste

## Explore our top 3 solutions to waste less:
* Save water
* Reduce food waste
* Live well on less

Categories: Case Study, posted on 10 Nov 2020

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### Watch a short video and get your school inspired to become a part of the plastic free movement.

A grassroots movement that has grown into one of the UK’s most active and successful environmental charities, [Surfers Against Sewage]( are dedicated to reducing plastic in the ocean to protect wildlife.

They’ve launched [Plastic Free Schools]( as a pupil led education programme. It’s been created to hit key curriculum targets from KS1 – KS3 and has established five clear and easy to follow ‘Objectives’ that guide students through the plastic free schools process in an easy to understand, purposeful and fun way.

From joining [beach cleans]( to [fighting sewage pollution](, the team at Surfers Against Sewage are providing a host of ways to take action for the oceans.

Discover more by visiting the [Surfers Against Sewage website.](

## Explore our top 3 solutions to waste less:
* Go plastic free
* Join the circular economy
* Reduce your waste

Categories: Case Study, posted on 10 Nov 2020

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### Watch how powering your home with solar energy could be the best thing you can do for yourself - financially and ethically.

In the UK, electricity prices have gone up on average 15% per year for the last 10 years. So are solar panels a better option for saving money and preventing the use of fossil fuels?

This step-by-step guide, ‘Can you install solar panels?’, gives advice aimed at households, schools, community groups, and businesses. It makes it easy to work out if Solar PV is the best energy saving solution for you.

It takes you through the key questions you need to consider before you decide whether to go ahead with PV panels and the next steps to making it a reality, including advice on interest-free loans.

Discover more energy-based case studies with [EnergyConservationTV]( or read the guide to whether installing solar panels is the right decision for you.

## Explore our top 5 energy-based solutions:
* How to conduct an energy audit
* Install energy efficient windows and doors
* Choose a renewable energy system
* Insulate your building
* Install a heat pump

Categories: Case Study, posted on 10 Nov 2020

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