THE Welly Road Gets the Boot in project is looking for your old boots to recycle into eco-friendly planters.
Neighbours, businesses and local organisations are being encouraged to join in with the project, on Wellington Road in Oxton.
The planters will be created by the community from Wellington boots donated to the Green Community Shop and Centre and requests on Freecycle.
Each house will be offered the opportunity to plant a pair of wellies to display on their property.
Organiser Alison Bailey Smith said: “After a great lunchtime of frantic planting with Birkenhead School, we’re now left with only seven wellies – we need hundreds.
“We also need any bulbs or cuttings for trailing or small plants. Please drop in to Green Community Shop and Centre or to The Coffee Shop on Wellington Road.”
BARRELS of old chip fat have helped Merseytravel scoop a top Public Sector Sustainability 2011 Award.
The award for Best Transport Project in the Most Sustainable Public Sector Project category was given in recognition of the work Merseytravel and its pioneering environmental team have undertaken to reduce the environmental impacts of public transport – and ensure that the organisation itself operates with minimal environmental impact.
Currently there are six Stagecoach buses running on a B30 biodiesel mix which consists of 30% biofuel made from waste cooking oil, provided by Convert 2 Green in Cheshire, and 70% regular diesel.