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So far Chris Gower has created 10 blog entries.

February 2020

The Australian Bushfires: a disaster for biodiversity

By |2020-02-06T10:44:01+00:00February 6th, 2020|Climate Change, Eco-Friendly, Wildlife|

It has been hard to escape the heartbreaking scenes from Australia in recent weeks. The outback was, and is, burning with a ferocity not witnessed in living memory.  With twenty-seven people and an estimated half a billion individuals of livestock and wildlife perishing in the fires that are currently spread across the continent.  As I [...]

December 2019

Seasons Greetings from Proud to be Green

By |2020-01-02T15:57:29+00:00December 20th, 2019|PTBG News|

For nearly eight months Proud to be Green has been talking to companies who want to green up or who are already doing fantastic things for the environment.  Our members are spread across a wide range of industries, and they all share a concern. A concern that our planet is changing and that we all [...]

November 2019

  • Some of the Proud to be Green team

Proud to be Green at the South West Business Expo

By |2020-02-12T15:27:27+00:00November 21st, 2019|Events|

We were thrilled to have a stand at this year’s SW Business Expo that took place on the 20th November at Westpoint Arena in Exeter.  The huge space was chocked full of businesses, attendees and Santa. Yes, Santa made an appearance at this year’s Expo along with assorted elves too! Our message is strong and [...]

October 2019

  • Forest Bathing helps with Mental Health

Dive into Forest Bathing

By |2019-10-10T12:20:37+01:00October 10th, 2019|Mental Health, Nature|

I can imagine after you’ve read this article, you might check Facebook or Twitter? Today is World Mental Health Day, a day that raises awareness for Mental Health across the world.  It has been scientifically proven that walking in the woods has been shown to boost mental health. Maybe you’ll share this article with your [...]

New report sows the seeds of change on roadside verge management

By |2019-09-27T18:04:33+01:00October 1st, 2019|Conservation|

Roadsides are an important haven for many British wildflower species.  These unassuming patches of grass are often cut vigorously by local authorities and councils who overlook their importance to British wildlife by keeping them trim and neat.  But often without knowing, mowers and strimmers are destroying the rare and important wildflowers that call these strips [...]

September 2019

Friends of the Earth calls for a huge boost in tree planting

By |2019-09-27T17:58:54+01:00September 27th, 2019|Conservation|

Friends of the Earth have called for a huge boost to tree planting in the face of the latest statistics on UK woodlands, produced by Forest Research.  They were released on the 26th September and paint a startling picture of the state of forest cover in the UK. Figures show that land area covered by [...]

  • Veg in a Box

Out and about! Proud to be Green visits Veg-in-a-Box.

By |2019-09-12T15:20:12+01:00September 6th, 2019|Business, Uncategorized|

Recently we've been out and about visiting some of our member businesses.  A few weeks ago myself and Charlotte recently visited the Devon-based veg box company, Veg-In-A-Box, who have their HQ near Clyst St Mary, once the former home of Clyst Valley Seeds.  Owners, Julie and Bela have been running Veg-In-A-Box for the past six [...]

August 2019

  • Chris and Sarah at Nourish zero waste, Topsham

Out and about with Proud to be Green

By |2019-08-03T11:30:22+01:00August 3rd, 2019|Business, Plastic, Zero Waste|

Over the last few weeks, we've been out of the office meeting some of our members who have agreed to be included in some of our visual content.  Our team is busy creating a video with some of the companies who are doing great things for the environment.  It's an absolute pleasure getting out to [...]