Being green and saving money go hand in hand. With increasing cost of utility bills and food prices, there’s been no better time to benefit from a greener lifestyle. Get involved with our community projects, pick the advice that suits you, and watch your money grow. Looking to invest in our environmental projects? Get in touch with the team and watch your investment blossom!
Knowsley Eco Teams
One Ark delivers the national award winning Knowsley Eco Teams programme which offers solutions around being green, saving money, saving energy and growing your own food!
Programmes include the following sessions;
- Grow Your Own: Discover how to grow your own herbs, fruit, salad and vegetables at home without a garden, making essential savings on your families grocery shop.
- Rubbish and Upcycling: Find out just how easy it is to create something new out of something old. From school trips to recycling education centres to arts and craft style upcycling sessions we can find a use for most household waste that would otherwise go to landfill.
- Energy: Learn about the growing green sector, the Green Deal and how you can you’re your home more efficient and maximise savings from your utility costs. Register for a free Home Energy Audit and even generate your own electricity using our very own energy bike.
- Water and Travel: We show you why water is widely regarded as a precious resource and just how easy it can be to reduce, reuse and recycle water. Register for a water meter and collect a free water saving device. Reduce your carbon footprint by utilising sustainable travel and discover how you can swap high carbon purchases for local alternatives.
- Wormeries and Composting: The food waste collection service ceased to operate in Knowsley from October 2013. We can show you how to reduce your environmental impact by turning your food waste into compost.
- Creative Cooking: Supporting the national Love Food, Hate Waste Campaign we can show participants how easy and cost effective it can be to make several delicious meals using just one base set of ingredients. Working to improve health and wellbeing, reduce food waste to landfill and minimising food poverty in Knowsley.
Knowsley Bee Project
There’s a buzz about Knowsley! An exciting project was launched in August 2014, aiming to stimulate the growth and survival of the ‘Honey Bee’ – whilst also offering Knowsley residents the opportunity to run their own (fully funded!) bee hive and gain a NVQ level 1 in bee keeping! The project has proved to be tremendously popular with sign-ups coming in thick and fast so don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of the Honey Bee survival journey. The project has potential for commercial viability with organic honey being in demand as a retail product so sign up and don’t miss this unique opportunity to become a bee keeper.
Guerrilla gardening offers Knowsley residents the opportunity to get involved in a local project that the whole family can enjoy, at no cost. Helping improve your neighbourhood, the land around your community, gain new skills (including a fully funded qualification) and enable your local community to access free organic fruit and vegetable at no cost.