Eco Ely

Ely Cathedral Wins National Eco Church Award

Ely Cathedral has been awarded an Eco Church Silver Award, in recognition of the steps the Cathedral is taking in implementing a more environmentally friendly approach in its day to day operations and ministry. The Silver award is part of the Eco Church scheme created by A Rocha UK, a charity committed to mobilising Christians to care for nature. The award, …

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Babylon Gallery has been Submerged!

On Saturday 1st February, Babylon Gallery opened their new environmental exhibition, ‘Submerged’ and invited visitors to create their own creatures to add to the underwater scene. The gallery had over 130 visitors in the first weekend and, with submissions from local schools, including the art club at Ely St. Mary’s Junior School, the shoal of …

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Submerged – An Environmental Exhibition

We’re imagining that the river levels have risen and that the Babylon Gallery has become submerged, in this new exhibition developed by Babylon ARTS. There is growing awareness of the water management systems and structures that are in place to drain the Fens and manage the waterways. This exhibition is a creative exploration of what …

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Call For Residents To Share Net Zero Carbon Emission Ideas

Residents are being urged to share their ideas on how the district council can protect the environment and cut emissions. In October, East Cambridgeshire District Council (ECDC) joined more than 200 councils across the UK to declare a climate emergency at its Full Council meeting. As a result, the Council has today (Monday 16th December) …

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King’s Ely Sixth Formers get their hands dirty in support of local primary school

Community-spirited King’s Ely Sixth Form students used some of their spare time to help with the creation of a new eco-garden at Isle of Ely Primary School. Thirteen Sixth Formers were part of a green-fingered team from King’s Ely who removed a huge area of weeds and prepared the soil ready for Isle of Ely …

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Michael Spreads The Recycling Message Around Schools

A new scheme which will see children learn about the importance of recycling has been launched. East Cambridgeshire District Council’s (ECDC) waste team is going on tour over the next two-and-a-half months and will be visiting numerous primary schools to highlight why recycling should be on everyone’s radar. The project was launched yesterday with the …

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Find Your Perfect Holiday with Archer & Gaher Adventures

Archer & Gaher AdventuresYour Local Independent Tour Operator If you were to ask 100 people their top ten holiday destinations, you’d expect to find some similarities, wouldn’t you. But why? The world so big and we are so different that we should be able to travel on our globetrotting expeditions and never bump into each …

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Eco-friendly Farm Shop Bringing The Zero Waste Revolution to Ely Helps Re-love The Toys

Prospects Trust Unwrapped, in partnership with Lighthouse Ely, are hosting a tabletop 2nd hand Toy Sale on 20th July 2019, from 11.30am to 2pm at their new shop location, 13 Lynn Road, Ely, CB7 4EG.  With the start of the school summer holidays, Prospects Trust wanted to share its eco-aims with the younger generation.   Prospects …

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Eco Ely, Spotted In Ely & Ely Swish Join Fundraising Forces to Bring The Zero Waste Revolution to Ely

The Prospects Trust will open its GREEN grocery, Farm Food Servery and Refill Larder this September in Ely. Eager to fundraise for the first stock of the shop and to create a series of Eco/Local events, Eco Ely, Spotted in Ely and the expertise of Ely Swishers have come together to host the first fun …

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Local Council Wastes No Time in Recycling the Unrecyclable

A local council has been the talk of the county after filling up a Zero Waste Box to the brim in just four weeks. East Cambridgeshire District Council, who installed the box for seemingly unrecyclable items such as crisp packets and sweet wrappers at The Grange, will send the contents to Terracycle to safely recycle …

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East Cambs Businesses are Invited to Cut Carbon at Free Workshop

With climate change and energy efficiency a hot topic in the news at the moment, businesses are invited to learn more about how they can be more sustainable and reduce their carbon outputs at a free energy efficiency workshop at the e-Space North business centre in Littleport, Ely on Tuesday 11th June, 8.30-10am. The breakfast …

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Eco-friendly Farm Shop Bringing the Zero Waste Revolution to Ely Late Summer and You Can Help

The Prospects Trust is looking to extend its reach and expand its horizons. Celebrating its 30th anniversary later this year, the organic farm that provides work opportunities for adults with learning disabilities is planning to open a really GREEN grocery shop and needs your help. Come and meet the team behind Prospects Trust unwrapped and …

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