I have started listing the things I am doing. Also I am putting down things to be done in the future. Some will be  listed as ambitions due to cost or just not having time to impliment them at the moment. Some of the measures are minor and others i feel significant. I am not letting it take over but id say over  a week these measures are now part of my routine.


Optimising my own house and garden is an obvious way to help the environment.

Light bulbs throughout property are now energy saving

Added trees to garden.  Three added so far and will provide oxygen for over 140 years .                            

Reduce beef consumption down to 10% of what I used to eat. Occasionally I lapse.                         

Became a member of the Woodland Trust. The UK champion of tree conservation and planting. 

Support organisations protecting wildlife and campaigning for the environment. Donation made to the World Wildlife fund  

Switched to OVO gas and Electricity They now only use 100% renewables  plus they plant a tree for each customer every year. 

 I try to influence family and friends while not crossing over into preaching about it.

Recycle for business as well as home                                                                             

Grow own food. I have a small  plot which is being prepared for produce.                                                 

When I am out with my camera or walking dogs I will pick up one piece of plastic. This seems such a small thing but over the course of a year it adds up to well over a couple of hundred pieces. Photographers tend to go off the main paths so can remove the litter which gets overlooked.  

Encourage my suppliers to minimise their packaging.

To be done

Create wildflower area for bees 2021. Small patch of garden which I can make better use of for these polinators.                                             

Switch to hybrid or electric car as soon as I can afford to.                                                           

Solar panels for greenhouse

C L I M A T E  C H A N G E 

I care very much about the environment. To see what is happening around the planet and what we are passing on to the next generation is so depressing. In my opinion if its left to politicans to sort this out its just going to be too late.

For me I think I have a responsibility to minimise my impact on the environment. When I began to write down all the measures which I could do there are literally hundreds. It lifted my mood.

John Erwin Photography
29 South Road
High Etherley
Bishop Auckland
County Durham
DL14 0HZ
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