Category Archives: Transport

One Health One Planet

‘One health’ is a concept that explains how we are all connected as ‘one’; the health of our planet directly effects the health of the plants, which directly affects the health of the animals, which in turn directly effects the health of us. Therefore it’s fair to say, if we don’t care about our planet, then we ultimately don’t care …

Children’s ‘environmentally friendly’ birthday parties

Children's eco party

This guide has been put together for anyone wanting to throw an eco-friendly party for a child (or even an adult). It can seem like a lot of pressure and expectation to put on the ‘perfect’ party for our kids and their friends, but who says it has to impact on our planet (or our wallets!)? And why have we …

Colchester E-Cargo Bike Project

The Colchester E-Cargo Project was set up as a Community project with the support of en-form in February 2021.

They deliver and collect from the following shops and businesses in Colchester, and across the following postcodes

CO1, CO2, CO3, CO4, CO5, CO6, CO7

Delivery and collection charges start from just £3.

en-form is also raising funds to provide a free …

Colchester launches Eco Friendly delivery Service.

Colchester residents and businesses are being urged to support the Colchester E Cargo bike delivery service which started in February.

The service has been busy supporting local businesses, Community Groups such as the Foodbank and residents in an eco-friendly way.

Deliveries and pickups are made using a new E- Cargo bike which is part of Colchester Borough Councils new E-Cargo …

Electric Cars – Owning and running one. Your Questions Answered

In this article I will be talking about electric cars, starting with a few questions that have been sent in plus some extra Frequently Asked Questions that I’ve seen come up quite frequently!

Electric car being charged
Image by markus roider from Pixabay

Are electric cars good for the environment?

Electric cars aren’t good for the environment, and they’re not suitable for everyone – …

Greening Colchester – A Green Action Plan

A Peoples Assembly was held by Colchester Extinction Rebellion (XR) on 4th August 2019.

A further ‘Greening Colchester’ meeting was held by North Essex Eco on 28th September 2019 inviting individuals and groups to develop a plan for Greening Colchester.

Colchester Borough Council declared a Climate Emergency and set up a climate emergency task and finish group; existing group request …

A Brief Guide To “Going Green”

Check out these 18 easy to understand ways that you could make your life that bit greener – by Geoff.

  1. Encourage/support local “green” activities, clubs, societies, trades, buy food from local growers.
  2. Be informed about energy use,  eg can you read your meters and understand your bill?
    Know how much energy each appliance uses and costs, Turn off