Wildlife in the South Hams AONB is under extreme threat from Climate Change and loss of habitat. Without our concerted efforts to rebuild habitats in our gardens, farmlands, riverbanks and seashore - some species are tottering on the brink of extinction. Local action to monitor, rebuild and conserve our wildlife is of great importance and very rewarding. Nature wants to live, and will live, if we give it a chance.
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE
Infinite growth in a finite planet does not make sense and it is the cause of climate change. Making the changes to our lifestyles that reduce our demand for new things can be fun and save money too.
If you are a creative, a practical 'fixer of things' or someone who wants to make a difference why not initiate a project or join the teams trying to make recycling work in our community. Are you a landowner who wants to explore sites for a community compost scheme? Do you want to start a Share Shed for sharing big equipment? Anything is possible. You could make a difference. Need help? Contact BNZ.
The Big Red Telephone Box
Huge thanks to Holywell Stores who have allowed BNZ to convert their telephone bix into a lending library for books on nature, gardening, home cooking and the environment. The library is supported by regular donations of books on these topics. The lovely graphics on the windows were drawn by local artists and more can be added (use the pens inside the box). The library was opened by local author Anna Turns who wrote : Go Toxic Free". Holywell Stores offer a home delivery service with online ordering so that we can buy local and reduce the number of big supermarket delivery vans in our parish.
Stay calm - get it repaired
Need Help? Call the Gadget Repair Centre in St Ann's Chapel. Has your screen broken on your Phone or iPad? Or your GHD Hair Straighteners stopped working? Your laptop may have crashed or died? If so, we can help. No fix no fee, Good stock of parts, Repairs are usually completed the same day. St Anns Chapel, near Bigbury on Sea.
We can all help reduce the rubbish on the beach and river shore line by supporting the Beach Cleans organised by the Wave Project, Surfers Against Sewage and the Aune Conservation Association. All events will be advertised on the BNZ Facebook page and on BigburyNetZeroDrums.
Bigbury Net Zero is supported by local entrepreneur who is using the stock from her former event hire business to raise funds for BNZ. If you are having a party please contact Bigbury Event Hire to hire this stunning array of bunting, textiles, candlesticks, tea lights etc to style your event and make it memorable!
Beach Toy Share
Katy from the Wave Project has teamed up with the Bigbury Beach Shop to offer a sharing chest of second hand beach toys so that cheap plastic beach toys are not abandoned on the beach or get thrown away.
Local Businesses going Green
BNZ is keen to learn of the initiatives of our local businesses and service providers who are proactively trying to reduce their carbon footprints by reducing food-miles, recycling, energy saving, water saving and more. See what Bigbury Golf Club, Venus Cafe and Burgh Island are doing already.