Sign up to Green Routine 2013
Individuals and local groups across the county are getting involved in the big Somerset campaign of 2013 to take action on waste.
Green Routine 2013 is a free year-long campaign, with 12 monthly themes, to help people in Somerset minimise waste, save money and have fun developing positive habits with long-term benefits.
Register to join at home and receive a monthly e-bulletin with helpful tips, handy tools and fun things to do to help you save money and cut waste. Check out our local events and training pages for more about activities happening around Somerset.
To give you ideas all year long, download and print out the Green Routine 2013 calendar (PDF 1.2 MB) and use the Green Routine record sheet (PDF 37 KB) to see how much you can cut your waste throughout the year.
Register to bring Green Routine to your community - Local groups and keen individuals can access free tools and training to provide ideas and help you run local waste reduction campaigns or events in your area.
Green Routine 2013 – what a difference a year makes
January – New year, new me. Love Food Hate Waste: meal planning and perfect portions
February – Pass it on. Giving unwanted items a new home, supporting charities.
March – Check out your packaging. Learn how packaging is changing, lower packaging options and how to report over-packaged items.
April – Greener gardening. Composting tips, grow your own food, and practical reuse around your garden.
May – Make money, save money, cut waste. Why buy when you could hire, borrow or share? Money-saving and money-making tips for seldom used items
June – Savvy storage. Love Food Hate Waste: storage tips and understanding date labels.
July – Cut the clutter. Making the most of second hand markets – in your community and online – and having fun swapping stuff for free.
August – Get creative with reuse. Fun, craft and practical uses for everyday items around the home. Let your imagination flow.
September – Make do and mend. Take a fresh look at repair options – find people in the know or have a go – learn or share skills to save your stuff. (See November for consumer rights advice to help get things fixed or replaced when they go wrong).
October – Tasty treats. Love Food Hate Waste: creating tasty dishes from leftovers, great ideas for Halloween parties.
November – Gadget control. Discover your hidden treasure – sell, donate or recycle your electronics, and save money on batteries with rechargables. Know your consumer rights to repair or replace faulty goods.
December – Dreaming of a Green Christmas. Maximum fun, minimum waste: low-waste gifts and entertaining for super-saving fun festivities.