…says Owen Wells, Chair of Friends of Ilkley Moor and local councillor.
Climate Action Ilkley is launching a campaign to make Ilkley a peat free zone by 2021…except for the moor of course.
Not only because peat bogs store enormous amounts of carbon but they are a unique and rapidly shrinking habitat.
Bradford Council Parks department are peat free as are many national organisations like RSPB, National Trust and RHS.
Now it’s up to us as individuals to only buy peat-free compost.
One of our members, Anne Eady, is spearheading the campaign and she has already done a lot of work to find local sources
of peat-free compost. You can view and download her summary chart Peat free composts summary table
There are numerous ways to help:
1. Only buy peat-free compost and potted plants. For list of local stores see Q6 in PeatFAQs
2. Spread the word. Encourage your friends and family to go peat-free.
3. Tell shops and garden centres which don’t sell peat-free compost that you wish to buy some.
4. If you can add to Anne’s peat-free summary table let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org