UK households throw away 6.7 million tonnes of food every year, which means around a third of all the food we buy ends up in the bin. On Thursday, June 4, Huntingdonshire District Council and RECAP (Recycle for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partn

UK households throw away 6.7 million tonnes of food every year, which means around a third of all the food we buy ends up in the bin.

On Thursday, June 4, Huntingdonshire District Council and RECAP (Recycle for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Waste Partnership) will be outside Sainsbury's in Huntingdon to give advice on how to reduce your food waste. Go along between 10am and 2pm and receive recipes for your leftovers, hints and tips on shopping more sustainably, and food storage.

INFORMATION: Find out about the campaign at www.lovefoodhatewaste.com

A NEW way of helping the environment, your pocket and your summer wardrobe is to hold a 'swishing party'.

Gather all your friends together to swap those gorgeous cloths you no longer wear - and have a bit of fun at the same time.

If you're still planning on buying a summer wardrobe, then take some time to think about the implications on the environment. Have a look to see where the garment was made, how it can they be cleaned and if the second hand shops have anything to offer? These are issues that will have an impact on the environment.

INFORMATION: To find out about swishing parties at www.swishing.org

IF you are thinking about doing some home renovation during the summer why not use building materials that are more sustainable?

Wolseley Group offers a good range of such materials which help with environmental and water conservation. Whether you are looking to replace the gutter on your home, refit a bathroom or are in the construction business, companies such as Build Centre and Plumb Centre, which are part of the Wolseley Group, are able to offer advice and products.

INFORMATION: See www.wolseley.co.uk

NATIONAL Bike Week takes place next month and anyone who cycles to work in Huntingdon on Friday, June 12, can get themselves a reward: A free breakfast.

Take your bike along to the Bike to Work Breakfast at the town's farmers' market in the Market Square before 10am for a free breakfast roll served with a cup of Fairtrade tea or coffee.

Bike Week starts on June 13 and is the biggest nationwide cycling event in the UK. This year's focus will be on encouraging families to take up cycling.

INFORMATION: Bike Week is free to enter and open to everyone, so if you would like to organise or participate in an event, visit www.bikeweek.org.uk