Look for the moon. Every time you leave the house at night, see if the moon is visible. Pause to appreciate the tides, seasons and signs of faith it gives us. The Royal Museums Greenwich can help us learn how to sight the new crescent moon.
Grow some plants. If your outside space is a yard, grow some plants in pots. Prune trees, rather than cut them down. Cultivate a garden, rather than slab it to help prevent flooding. Why not go to the Myrtle Cottage Bee Garden, near the Ort Café, Alcester Road for inspiration?
Encourage wildlife into your garden, especially species that are declining. Swifts, birds that live in cities, are under threat. Give them a nest box, wildflowers and a pond to attract them. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds suggests easy ways to make swifts welcome.
Insulate your home. The Energy Saving Trust has tips on reducing heat loss but many of them are expensive. So join up with other people in Balsall Heath who are thinking about how we can find cost-effective solutions together. Get in touch with Retrofit Balsall Heath.
Find out about practical measure to protect the earth in Balsall Heath by staying in touch with Balsall Heath is our Planet, a community initiative that aims to reduce the environmental impact of our inner-city neighbourhood.