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Here you can find the latest blog posts written by various members of our team on a diverse range of topics.

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Don’t forget to refill your cleaning products at the Centre!

Our shop was surprisingly busy in January with customers using our Ecover refill station. It’s great to see so may plastic bottles being reused time and time again.   If you haven’t used our refill station before, it’s cheap, quick and easy, plus our friendly volunteers are more than happy to help you. Currently you […]

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Christmas Closing times

If you still need to come to the Centre to do some last-minute shopping, we’re open until 4pm on Friday 18th December. The Centre will then be closed to the public until 10am Monday 4th January 2016. We wish everybody a very merry Christmas / festive season and a Happy New year!

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Farewell To Our Italian Intern

Over the past 2 months we have had an Italian student, Susanna Maderna, on an internship with us. We’re very sad to see her leave as she has been a great help with the Green Fayre and updating our social media. We wish Susanna all the best for the future. Susanna wrote a short piece […]

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Sustainable Swansea Advice Drop-Ins at the Centre

In October the Sustainable Swansea recycling drop-in in partnership with the City and County Recycling dept was a great success! Lots of local residents came into the Centre for advice on recycling and to drop off clothes for the textiles bank. Following this there will be an Energy Efficiency drop-in here on Tuesday 17th November […]

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Find your inner peace at the Centre…

Last Tuesday night a new yoga class started at the centre, run by Helen Wilson of Womankind yoga, and it was a great success. All ages and abilities welcome 7pm – 8.30pm, £7 a week and includes refreshments. Womankind Yoga is based in Swansea, offering group yoga classes and individual sessions to women, of all […]

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Green Fayre stall bookings are open!

It may only be early September but we’re well on our way with plans for this year’s Green Fayre, taking place on 21st and 22nd November 2015. We’re excited to announce that bookings are now open so if you’re interested in having a stall please e-mail bookings@environmentcentre.org.uk or call (01792) 480200. All products and info […]

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Shop update

Although our shop appears small, we have a wide range of environmentally friendly and ethical goods. From household products to snacks and gifts, there’s always more than you think there is! Here we feature a few products you might not have noticed…   **NEW IN STORE** Organic Vegan coconut oil, an alternative to butter that […]

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Day Eight: Welcome Home!

Day 8: Saturday 8th August They made it home and the sun was shining. Thank you to Gower Cycling Festival for allowing us to join in your launch. Fancy doing some cycling of your own over the next week visit http://www.gowercyclingfestival.org A big group of supporters welcomed our team home with cake, medals and more cake! […]

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Day Seven: Did you know that a long distance cyclist uses 3000 calories a day?

Day 7: Friday August 7th A message from Brian (Please note the views expressed are Brian’s and not necessarily those of the Environment Centre!) As the new rider its my turn to write the blog (apparently!). After an early and chilly start on the train from Swansea, there was plenty of time for a leisurely coffee before […]

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Day Six: Steep hills, tunnels and old friends

Day 6: Thursday 6th August A message from Scott  (Please note the views expressed are Scott’s and not necessarily those of the Environment Centre!) 8.30 start after a full breakfast in the b&b to be faced with the steepest hill of the trip! After that really good cycling through picturesque countryside. Another steep hill was conquered by […]

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