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Be Plantwise

Be Plantwise

Charlie Dimmock supports the ‘Be Plantwise’ campaign by helping fellow pond owners identify some key non-native invasive aquatic plants and sharing some useful tips on how to manage them correctly.

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Protecting the Environment

Protecting the Environment

Video provided by the ‘England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative’ giving farmers tips on track maintenance and raising awareness of how to manage tracks, therefore helping to protect the environment.

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Richmond Station

Richmond Station

Based in a market town in North Yorkshire, the renovation of Richmond Station shows the advantages this has brought to the local community e.g. a restaurant. Video provided by the ‘Commission for Rural Communities’.

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Don’t Bring Me Back

Don’t Bring Me Back

Public information film which provides advice on importing food into the UK to reduce the risk of exotic animal diseases entering the country and threatening our public health, livestock, agriculture and horticultural industries and the environment. Produced as part of the Government’s ‘Don’t bring me back’ campaign.

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Rainwater Harvesting

Rainwater Harvesting

A film focused on the benefits of rain water harvesting. It features Elwyn Griffiths on his Shropshire chicken farm. The system he has installed saves him 100,000 pounds a year in water rates and has huge environmental benefits.

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Renewable energy – Wind and Biomass

Renewable energy – Wind and Biomass

Richard Gedge, a beef and sheep farmer based in Exmoor, talks about his use of wind and biomass to power and heat his farm. With a payback period of 5 years and huge environmental benefits, Richard believes that more farmers should be exploiting renewable technology to gain profits for their businesses.

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How green is your garden compost?

How green is your garden compost?

Garden designer Diarmuid Gavin gives his top ‘green’ tips on making your garden greener for the summer, like using peat-free compost.

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The EU Energy Label is Changing!

The EU Energy Label is Changing!

The EU energy label is changing – This film explains the main changes and what to look for on the label.

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Yorkshire Meats

Yorkshire Meats

Duncan Turnbull shows how Yorkshire Meats ‘adopt a pig scheme’ has attracted extensive press and broadcast coverage as one of the UKS’s best young food ideas. Video provided by the ‘Commission for Rural Communities’.

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The Big Picture

The Big Picture

Public information film explaining why water is a precious and valuable resource, exploding some of the myths about how much water we have and how much we’re now using. Many factors including climate change and changes in population means we won’t be able to carry on using water in the same way. Finally, the film explains some of the simple actions we can all take which can make to reduce our water use.

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