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Our choices

Our planet is facing major conservation challenges from threats like climate change, deforestation, overfishing, and illegal wildlife trade. But protecting our planet and keeping planetary warming below 1.5C (2.7° F) is not impossible and none of us need to do it alone. Our impact on the planet primarily comes from what we eat, what we buy, how we power our homes, and how we travel from place to place. Of course, governmental policies and protections also play an important role. Together, we can take action to create lasting solutions and protect the future of nature.                                                                         World Wildlife Fund

Cherwell District Council enables us to recycle our paper, tins, bottles and many other things which all help the environment by reducing the amount of raw materials that need to be produced. 

The fashion industry accounts for about 8-10% of global carbon emissions, nearly 20% of wastewater and the United Kingdom alone produces 206,456 tonnes of textile waste in a year. Purchasing pre loved clothing or using adult and children clothes swapping websites are just a couple of ways we can reduce this waste. 

Image by freestocks

Let your garden support nature. Some simple ideas and they save work too!


Leave Autumn leaves on the ground. They provide cover for a range of small mammals such as voles and shrews.

Don't dead head plants that provide a winter food source. These Wild Rose seed heads are enjoyed by many birds. 


Dry stone walls provide bare rock for many species such as lichens, liverworts and mosses. Allowing the plants to grow there all helps biodiversity.

Small piles of logs or bits of wood left in the garden provide excellent shelter for small mammals, lizards, toads etc.


The RSPB recommends feeding our garden birds all year round. However, during the Spring and Summer months, never put out loose peanuts, dry hard foods, large chunks of bread, or fats as these can  be lethal to chicks as they can choke on the food.

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