How our district is tackling climate change


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Naturally Unwrapped

Amanda’s goal is to help customers reduce their household waste by offering package free shopping alternatives instead. Reusing and refilling containers helps to reduce the impact of waste, which in turn will help save our planet.

Amanda believes in obtaining a wide range of loose products that are natural and responsibly sourced, so works with suppliers who have a strong ethical ethos and a low environmental impact.

Take a look at Amanda’s tips to help you reduce your waste and watch her video.



Graham likes a challenge.  That’s why he’s a world champion.

Graham’s business SAILSetc, based in Kelvedon, has been a market leader in equipment for radio control model racing yachts since 1978.

Being a lover of sailing on the water, Graham is always looking for ways his business can protect natural resources and reduce its carbon footprint. From packaging, saving energy, reducing plastic and improving manufacturing methods, SAILSetc is making positive manoeuvres to tackle climate change.

Find out how Graham and his business are racing towards the winning line! 

Find out more on the SAILSetc website

Spains Hall Estate

Archie has managed the Spains Hall Estate for over a decade. From working with the Rivers Trust movement, Archie has extensive knowledge of river catchments and the ecosystem approach. He wants to work with nature to address local and wider issues, which will help protect our environment.

The release of beavers for flood risk management is the first step on a transformative future vision Archie has for the Estate. Beavers are nature's engineers, but long forgotten until Archie brought them back to East Anglia. Finchingfield has a river running through the village pond which suffers from flooding when it rains and drought when it doesn't. Since 2019 these hard working rodents have been helping to tackle flooding, drought and generating lots of other benefits along the way.

Archie has been a big part in helping develop Braintree District Council’s Climate Change Strategy 2021-2030.

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