Our projects

Family visit to an Organic Farm

We are organising a family visit to a local organic farm (Collings Hanger Farm) in the Spring (22nd of May), where parents and children (4-12 years) will be shown around and will be able to understand how a farm works and the impact of food on our environment.

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Family Sustainable Cooking fun day

We are organising a family cooking session, on the 20th of April (venue TBC) where we will explore food, cooking and how to create nutritious and cost effective dishes that are less damaging to the planet and our future.

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Big Plastic Count – 2024

By counting all the plastic you throw away for a week, you can help gather the vital evidence we need to convince UK ministers, supermarkets and big brands to lead the way at global talks that could finally phase out plastic production for good.
Let’s get counting!

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Be a green gardener

This year get together with your children to cultivate some of your own vegetables. It is an immensely fun, soothing and rewarding activity as they dig their little hands in the soil, watching seeds grow into something that you can have for dinner!

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Climate justice

Climate injustice describes the disproportionate burden of environmental degradation placed on marginalised and low-income communities, who are conversely least responsible for carbon emissions and environmentally destructive practices.

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Eco-projects

Have a look at some ideas of activities you can do at home and in nature with your children to explore various areas of sustainability. Have fun and create a world where our children can thrive!

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New Year clean-up

With all the Christmas gifting we all start January with a home so full of toys that they spill out of every drawer and cupboard. A year-start declutter is due!

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Keep the warmth at home

Winter is long, dark and cold and having a warm home is a blessing. However, homes in the UK mostly use gas boilers that release lots of polluting gases (around 11% of a household’s emissions). This, together with the rising cost of energy, makes keeping the warmth in really important to both planet and pocket. 

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New Year Plant Hunt

We met to discuss how we will monitor and record local wildlife. Our Nature Records Group aims to get local people involved in national nature monitoring

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People, Planet, Pastry

Sustainable Amersham launched in January its first People Planet Pastry event at Jester cafe (close to Amersham station).

Anyone could turn up to this free event and get to know people in the community at the same time as having some stimulating conversations about the beautiful nature that surrounds us and the things that we can do to make sure that we protect the environment we have to live in.

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Leftover pie creations

With so much food to buy for Christmas it is impossible not to have quite a bit of leftovers. Yet about a third of all food gets wasted causing a lot of polluting gases.
Try making a family game out of reusing things you have left from Christmas Day. Gather all left overs (turkey, chicken, sauces, stuffing, veggies, fruit) and let the kids run riot and make up their own pies. Bake them and enjoy!

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Green Christmas Crafts

Green Christmas Crafting!
Christmas is wonderful, stressful and challenging in equal measures.
Try these crafting activities to keep the kids entertained while practising the Reduce-reuse mantra.

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A letter to Santa from the whole family!

Buying presents is exhausting, time-consuming and expensive! It also costs the environment dearly with tons of unwanted items.
Why not try to help ourselves and the planet by sitting down as a family and writing a letter to Santa? Get some treats out and reflect on what would truly bring us joy next year.
Share the letters around to your loved ones and help them with their own Christmas shopping!

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Enjoy our woods in Autumn

Enjoy the changing colour ranges with a roam around our local forests. Here go some forest activities:
Identify our trees with an app or try a print out guide
How about following Zog’s Trail at Wendover Woods?
Try leaf crafts!
Listen! Try to identify local birdsong with an audio guide

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Move greener with our Trip Planner

Travelling produces 25% of our personal polluting gases. Yet we need to move to do all the things we need to do in life!!
Our Trip Planner invites your family to explore this issue by planning a few of your monthly trips together as you learn about the different options we have and what that means in terms of the pollution we create. It has some colouring and joining games and a bit of learning for every age!

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Cooking with the seasons

What could be nicer than fresh fruit and veg at its seasonal best? Explore eating seasonably to experience the joy of eating fruit and vegetables at their peak of perfection: fresher, tastier, better value and better for the planet!
Try planning and cooking a recipe with seasonal veggies with our “Cooking with the seasons” activity sheets. Full of colouring, cutting, pasting and thinking! Or just explore the Eat seasonably calendar.

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Talk on migrating birds

Come to an engaging free online talk to learn about migrating birds near you by Wild Amersham and Prestwood Nature. 8 November at 7.30. Art work by @janeytom. 

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No disposable cup day!

We took a stall at the regular Amersham market to promote No Disposable Cup Day and support the two independent cafes who were helping us trial a ‘ borrow cup’ scheme for the day.

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Wildflower botany activity

In August Wild Amersham organised a family wildflower botany activity at the nature@AmershamBand site, with children making wildflower bookmarks, learning about wild plants on a wildflower trail

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Scything workshop

In August, Wild Amersham held a scything workshop for 11 volunteers so in future they can mow the wildflowers meadows Wild Amersham supports (using machinery compacts the soil which is not good for wildflowers).

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Laying down amphibian refugia

In collaboration with the Bucks Amphibian and Reptile Group (BARG), Wild Amersham has put down refugia at our two partner sites, Amersham Band and St Mary’s School meadow and woodland

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Wild Plant Monitoring

Wild Amersham has started monitoring wild plant species at our partner sites at Amersham Band and St Mary’s School meadow. We have found over 80 species of trees and flowers at each site so far!

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Wild Amersham starting up!

Wild Amersham became a Team of Sustainable Amersham and set up five working
groups: Green Gardening, Nature Records, Events, Communications and a Steering Group. The groups meet regularly online (and occasionally in person) to organise and plan for great wild things!

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The Big Bowl Switch

The Plastic Free team worked with the Amersham School Eco-Council to stop using disposable bowls at lunchtime, replacing them with a re-usable porcelain bowl . The

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Sustainable Amersham Book Club

The Sustainable Amersham Book Club had its first meeting to discuss an excellent book about the UK’s food strategy, and its impact on health and the environment. This was ‘Ravenous: How to Get Ourselves and Our Planet Into Shape’ by Henry Dimbleby, author of the National Food Strategy.

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The Big Plastic Countdown

Sustainable Amersham participated in the Big Plastic Countdown organised by Everyday Plastic and Greenpeace to uncover the truth about how much we throw away and what happens to it

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Repair Cafe

Repair cafe is back in Amersham! Bring in your broken items and work with our volunteer experts to repair them on-site.

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Plastic Free Amersham

We live in a plastic world. It’s an extraordinarily useful, versatile, cheap material. It’s everywhere and it’s a growth industry, with one in every ten barrels of oil now used to create new

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Learn & Act

One of the Sustainable Amersham projects is to share information about sustainable living, in order to foster behaviour change. Our main channels are this website,

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Green Energy

Burning fossil fuels is a major contributor to climate change. By switching to renewable energy like wind and solar, and making our typically leaky homes

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