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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)


People power is my 2019 highlight – and our choices will shape the future

04 January 2020
People power is my 2019 highlight – and our choices will shape the future

People power is my 2019 highlight – and our choices will shape the future

04 January 2020

The Indie's GreenWatch columnist, Louise Tennekoon, lists her top five reasons to be hopeful this new year.


Put reducing food waste at the top of your wishlist for a happy Christmas

25 December 2019
Put reducing food waste at the top of your wishlist for a happy Christmas

Put reducing food waste at the top of your wishlist for a happy Christmas

25 December 2019

Green Watch correspondent Louise Tennekoon gives her top tips for reducing food waste and helping the planet this Christmas


Hertford & Stortford election candidates answer our 7 climate emergency questions

11 December 2019
Hertford & Stortford election candidates answer our 7 climate emergency questions

Hertford & Stortford election candidates answer our 7 climate emergency questions

11 December 2019

The Indie's GreenWatch correspondent Louise Tennekoon tests the environmental credentials of the 6 people who want to be your next MP.


Cool beans! Initiative converting Stansted's waste coffee into logs is grounds for optimism

27 October 2019
Cool beans! Initiative converting Stansted's waste coffee into logs is grounds for optimism

Cool beans! Initiative converting Stansted's waste coffee into logs is grounds for optimism

27 October 2019

Stansted first airport in the world to convert its coffee waste to solid biofuels, through a ground-breaking partnership with Cambridge firm bio-bean.


East Herts Council rated 'poor' by Friends of the Earth on 'climate friendliness'

20 October 2019
East Herts Council rated 'poor' by Friends of the Earth on 'climate friendliness'

East Herts Council rated 'poor' by Friends of the Earth on 'climate friendliness'

20 October 2019

FoE has collected data and used it to assess how well councils are doing on 5 key issues: trees, transport, housing, waste and renewable energy.


Wort on the Stort: The threat to our river's ecosystem that can grow 8 inches in a day

13 October 2019
Wort on the Stort: The threat to our river's ecosystem that can grow 8 inches in a day

Wort on the Stort: The threat to our river's ecosystem that can grow 8 inches in a day

13 October 2019

The Indie's GreenWatch correspondent, Louise Tennekoon, reports on the fight to tackle floating pennywort on the River Stort


We must all do our bit to save water before the 'jaws of death' really bite

06 October 2019
We must all do our bit to save water before the 'jaws of death' really bite

We must all do our bit to save water before the 'jaws of death' really bite

06 October 2019

Affinity Water warns that in the absence of above-average rainfall this winter, we’ll be facing a hosepipe ban as early as next spring.


Global Climate Strike: The Stortford teacher and the student united by a passion to bring about change

19 September 2019
Global Climate Strike: The Stortford teacher and the student united by a passion to bring about change

Global Climate Strike: The Stortford teacher and the student united by a passion to bring about change

19 September 2019

Louise Tennekoon talks to ex-Herts & Essex science head Ann Forbes MBE and to Freya, Stortford student and member of the UK Student Climate Network


Amazon fires: 4 things you can do here to help offset our planet's 'lungs' burning

07 September 2019
Amazon fires: 4 things you can do here to help offset our planet's 'lungs' burning

Amazon fires: 4 things you can do here to help offset our planet's 'lungs' burning

07 September 2019

Issues like the forest fires in Brazil can seem distant and overwhelming, says GreenWatch writer Louise Tennekoon – but we need not feel powerless


Council must put all its energy into getting the most out of Goods Yard homes builder

18 August 2019
Council must put all its energy into getting the most out of Goods Yard homes builder

Council must put all its energy into getting the most out of Goods Yard homes builder

18 August 2019

Indie GreenWatch correspondent Louise Tennekoon says that East Herts' approach to the Goods Yard development has implications far beyond the site


By ditching 'climate emergency', East Herts Council Tories show that they just don't get it

05 August 2019
By ditching 'climate emergency', East Herts Council Tories show that they just don't get it

By ditching 'climate emergency', East Herts Council Tories show that they just don't get it

05 August 2019

'The word emergency has... the power to put climate at the top of every agenda, to inspire people to accept and to endure changes in their lifestyles'


Refill your boots! Eat17 leads Stortford high street in war on packaging

28 July 2019
Refill your boots! Eat17 leads Stortford high street in war on packaging

Refill your boots! Eat17 leads Stortford high street in war on packaging

28 July 2019

The Indie's GreenWatch columnist, Louise Tennekoon, writes about the global environment from a local perspective


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