Brookvale Green Week

Basingstoke Green Week is something BTN has been helping to organise for the last 10 years. Things were a little different this year, but despite social restrictions Green Week went ahead with events across the borough. One event was the Brookvale Sustaibability Day – BTN members hosted workshops on issues as diverse as Green Infrastruture,… Continue reading Brookvale Green Week

Air Pollution in Basingstoke

NEW! 6th Jan 2018: We have started an online petition addressed to Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council’s Environment portfolio holder, stating that “We want cleaner air in Basingstoke”.  Link to petition is here. We are aiming to have a presence at the next meeting of the Council’s Community, Environment and Partnerships Committee, on Wed 17th… Continue reading Air Pollution in Basingstoke

Basingstoke Green Week 2016

Yes – the Basingstoke Green Week is back again. Last year’s Green Week was a huge success.   Along with many other local groups we hosted loads of green themed events.  This year the Green Week is back and it’s bigger and better. And it’s longer! To squeeze in all the events it’s a ten day… Continue reading Basingstoke Green Week 2016

Bullington Cross Wind Farm

On 8 April 2013, EDF Energy submitted its planning application for the proposed Bullington Cross wind farm. The proposal would involve constructing 14 wind turbines, with a combined generation capacity of 28MW. Averaged out over a year, the turbines would generate enough zero-carbon energy to supply 13,000 homes. We need as many supporting comments as… Continue reading Bullington Cross Wind Farm

Springtime birdwatch

Photo by Barry Stalker It feels like spring is finally here, now that the sun has appeared for more than three consecutive days; it almost makes one feel like bursting into song, or at least a spot of poetry… Spring has sprung, the grass has riz I wonder where the birdies is? The little birds… Continue reading Springtime birdwatch

Just what is a Transition Initiative, anyway?

It’s a question that gets asked a lot. What is this Transition thing all about? What exactly is it that you guys do? Who’s in charge? Do you really expect to make a difference? And – most importantly – why should I care? The one-line answer is that a Transition Initiative is “a place where… Continue reading Just what is a Transition Initiative, anyway?

Community Orchard – War Memorial Park

Last weekend, after a couple of weather-related false starts, a group of volunteers completed work on the new community orchard that has been planted in War Memorial Park, right in the centre of Basingstoke. This accomplishment would not have been possible without the work of the dedicated people at Incredible Edible North Hampshire. The orchard… Continue reading Community Orchard – War Memorial Park

My story: Andy Molloy describes his journey from corporate engineer to community eco-activist

I am a mechanical engineer and I have maintained an enthusiastic interest for machines and mechanisms from an early age. Whether dismantling clocks or building steam engines and high-performance internal combustion engines, I’ve always had a curiosity about how things work. But more than that I was keen to discover why one solution is more… Continue reading My story: Andy Molloy describes his journey from corporate engineer to community eco-activist