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How Stortford is showing council, Johnson and world leaders the way

16 November 2021
How Stortford is showing council, Johnson and world leaders the way

How Stortford is showing council, Johnson and world leaders the way

16 November 2021

Indie GreenWatch columnist Louise Tennekoon on the Bishop's Stortford Community Climate Gathering she orchestrated during COP26.


'COP26 is not an all-or-nothing situation – look for progress rather than success or failure'

02 November 2021
'COP26 is not an all-or-nothing situation – look for progress rather than success or failure'

'COP26 is not an all-or-nothing situation – look for progress rather than success or failure'

02 November 2021

The Indie's Green Watch columnist, Bishop's Stortford Climate Group member Louise Tennekoon, writes about environmental matters...


Five reasons to attend Stortford's own community climate talks

24 October 2021
Five reasons to attend Stortford's own community climate talks

Five reasons to attend Stortford's own community climate talks

24 October 2021

The Indie's Green Watch correspondent Louise Tennekoon looks ahead to the Community Climate Gathering in Bishop's Stortford as COP26 approaches


'If Grange Paddocks 3G pitch misses green target it may need red card'

18 October 2021
'If Grange Paddocks 3G pitch misses green target it may need red card'

'If Grange Paddocks 3G pitch misses green target it may need red card'

18 October 2021

Green Watch correspondent Louise Tennekoon says important environmental questions need answering on the 3G football pitch plans at Grange Paddocks


The climate change film that proves we can swap our powerlessness for possibility

05 October 2021
The climate change film that proves we can swap our powerlessness for possibility

The climate change film that proves we can swap our powerlessness for possibility

05 October 2021

Indie GreenWatch columnist Louise Tennekoon on the free screening of climate change film Tomorrow at South Mill Arts on Saturday afternoon (Oct 9).


Don't go with the flow – action needed now to cut our water usage

30 August 2021
Don't go with the flow – action needed now to cut our water usage

Don't go with the flow – action needed now to cut our water usage

30 August 2021

Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon's top tips to cut your water use as prospect looms of the UK's demand for water outstripping supply around 2045


'It's not enough to imagine the world we want. We must start living it, right here and now.'

20 August 2021
'It's not enough to imagine the world we want. We must start living it, right here and now.'

'It's not enough to imagine the world we want. We must start living it, right here and now.'

20 August 2021

When world leaders meet in Glasgow to discuss the planet's future, people in Stortford can meet to talk about what we can do to change our own future.


Supermarket recycling scheme could help us to clean up our act

30 July 2021
Supermarket recycling scheme could help us to clean up our act

Supermarket recycling scheme could help us to clean up our act

30 July 2021

Sainsbury's has launched a new recycling scheme for flexible plastic packaging in 520 of its stores, including in Bishop's Stortford


Vote wisely on May 6 – it's the most potent lever you have to fight climate crisis

29 April 2021
Vote wisely on May 6 – it's the most potent lever you have to fight climate crisis

Vote wisely on May 6 – it's the most potent lever you have to fight climate crisis

29 April 2021

Indie GreenWatch columnist Louise Tennekoon: "I am not arguing against development. I’m arguing for thoughtful custodianship of nature."


Why I'm cool with hot topic of East Herts' £49-a-year brown bin charge

26 March 2021
Why I'm cool with hot topic of East Herts' £49-a-year brown bin charge

Why I'm cool with hot topic of East Herts' £49-a-year brown bin charge

26 March 2021

GreenWatch columnist Louise Tennekoon says council charging for garden waste collection is reasonable but consultation leaves a lot to be desired.


Green Watch: Five rather big – and pretty tiny – reasons to feel positive about 2021

28 December 2020
Green Watch: Five rather big – and pretty tiny – reasons to feel positive about 2021

Green Watch: Five rather big – and pretty tiny – reasons to feel positive about 2021

28 December 2020

The environmental positives for 2021 including the US rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement, China's net zero pledge and UK's first electric forecourt


Green Watch: Shining a light on why our new homes don't have solar panels

26 October 2020
Green Watch: Shining a light on why our new homes don't have solar panels

Green Watch: Shining a light on why our new homes don't have solar panels

26 October 2020

Indie columnist Louise Tennekoon tackles the question she gets asked the most: Why don't all new houses in Bishop's Stortford have solar panels?


Green Watch: Without a 'greenprint' of our own, we risk losing out on the green industrial revolution

21 September 2020
Green Watch: Without a 'greenprint' of our own, we risk losing out on the green industrial revolution

Green Watch: Without a 'greenprint' of our own, we risk losing out on the green industrial revolution

21 September 2020

Indie columnist Louise Tennekoon on what we can all do to support the Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill sponsored by Green MP Caroline Lucas


Green Tye tomato grower and Bishop's Stortford farm rise to food sustainability challenge

10 August 2020
Green Tye tomato grower and Bishop's Stortford farm rise to food sustainability challenge

Green Tye tomato grower and Bishop's Stortford farm rise to food sustainability challenge

10 August 2020

With the world's population expected to hit 10 billion by 2050, Green Watch's Louise Tennekoon looks at new close-to-home ways of producing food.


Green Watch: It's time for the winds of green change to blow after lockdown

06 July 2020
Green Watch: It's time for the winds of green change to blow after lockdown

Green Watch: It's time for the winds of green change to blow after lockdown

06 July 2020

As we emerge from lockdown and turn our attention to what comes next, Louise Tennekoon looks at the growing calls for a 'green recovery'


'A unique moment in time when we can fast-track cycling improvements in Bishop's Stortford'

08 June 2020
'A unique moment in time when we can fast-track cycling improvements in Bishop's Stortford'

'A unique moment in time when we can fast-track cycling improvements in Bishop's Stortford'

08 June 2020

Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon wants lockdown to be the start of a brigher future for cycling in Bishop's Stortford


Green Watch: Political climate is changing for an airline industry stalled by lockdown

26 May 2020
Green Watch: Political climate is changing for an airline industry stalled by lockdown

Green Watch: Political climate is changing for an airline industry stalled by lockdown

26 May 2020

Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon looks at what the future could hold for the aviation industry after enjoying the quieter skies over Stortford


Lockdown: 5 ways to take care of your mind and body while you're cooped up at home

30 March 2020
Lockdown: 5 ways to take care of your mind and body while you're cooped up at home

Lockdown: 5 ways to take care of your mind and body while you're cooped up at home

30 March 2020

GreenWatch columnist Louise Tennekoon puts the environment on hold to share self-care tips based on her own experience of mental health protection.


Call for car-free town centre by 2030 – but is the transport revolution under way?

28 February 2020
Call for car-free town centre by 2030 – but is the transport revolution under way?

Call for car-free town centre by 2030 – but is the transport revolution under way?

28 February 2020

Indie GreenWatch columnist Louise Tennekoon investigates efforts in Stortford to get us out of our cars and onto buses, bicycles and our feet.


Get your binoculars out – it’s time for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

24 January 2020
Get your binoculars out – it’s time for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

Get your binoculars out – it’s time for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch

24 January 2020

Green Watch columnist Louise Tennekoon and her family are looking forward to the world's largest wildlife survey this weekend (January 25-27)


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