Wotton Area Climate Action Network
We are a community-led Climate Action Group serving Wotton-under-Edge and the surrounding areas. We aim to help residents and businesses to reduce their carbon emissions with a goal of helping our area become carbon neutral by 2030.
Upcoming meetings and events
Guest speaker: Matthew Adams, Growing Real Food for Nutrition
We're really pleased to announce the return of our popular live public speaker meetings at Under the Edge Arts Hall, commencing Thursday 11th November from 8pm. Matthew Adams will be discussing Soil, Food and Health:'No one knows or has managed to define what food quality is at a UK, European or Global level. Yet food quality is fundamental to human and planetary health'.
Come along to our free event to find out how Growing Real Food for Nutrition CIC, (Grffn) are learning how to grow, measure and promote the benefits of 'nutrient dense food'.Free entry on the door from 8pm.
To find out more please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Get inspired by COP26 - hold a climate themed bike ride or catch the 'People make transport' live stream
Making changes in our transport choices is a great way to help tackle climate change. Inspired by some of the events taking place around COP26, we've shared some 'transport' related ideas that are also accessible to us locally...
Hold a climate themed bike ride and support Cycling UK
Saturday 6th Nov
Come together with friends and family to hold a Climate themed bicycle ride. Share your photos or videos on social channels with the tag #ThisMachineFightsClimateChange.
Not only will you be raising awareness that cycling offers huge potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions, you'll also be supporting Cycling UK. Find out more about their campaign at https://www.cyclinguk.org/cop26-cycling-fights-climate-change
Watch 'Campaign for better transport' live stream on communities already enabling greener travel
Wednesday 10th Nov, 5pm
Campaign for better transport are holding an event in Glasgow titled and streaming live:
People make transport: communities enabling greener travel
Time: Wednesday 10 November 2021, 17:00 (60 minutes)
“The Sustainable Transport Alliance is the UK’s leading partnership of NGOs advocating for healthy, low carbon transport. This session will draw on our networks to showcase practical examples and insights on how local initiatives can engage and empower communities to achieve climate-safe, inclusive, healthy transport systems and behaviours.
How can diverse voices, enthusiasm and creativity be harnessed to achieve low-carbon transport systems and behaviours in local communities? Join us for an interactive, inspirational session on getting the social side of sustainable transport right.”
Old London Road hedge care
Join us to help check tree guards and weed around the newly planted hedge. Sturdy shoes, warm clothes, gloves are recommended. Please bring a trowel and fork if you have them.
Date: Sunday 14th November 2021
(10am - midday)
Place: Old London Road, W-u-E (meet at the scout hut carpark)
Hoping to come along? Give us a nudge: email@example.com
Full Moon Wood - care for Wotton's newest woodland
Wotton now has a new infant woodland which is open for anyone to wander through. Last year we planted 400 native trees and shrubs on land below Knapp Rd allotments. Join us there to care for the trees.
Date: Sunday 21st November 2021
(10am - midday)
Place: Meet at Knapp Road allotments (gate nearest 'The Green'). Feel free to bring any native saplings you'd like to contribute.
Interested in joining us? Give us a nudge:
Matara tree care and volunteers' celebration
Wotton Area can and volunteers have helped improve carbon capture and biodiversity by planting 1200 trees over the last 2 years at Matara, but they need regular care to get established. Join us there to help weed, mulch and replace tree guards, followed by a celebration of all volunteer efforts.
Date: Sunday 28th November 2021
(10am - 2pm)
Place: Meet at Matara (main road entrance) at 10am to help with tree care. If you are staying for the volunteers' celebration, please bring finger food / a drink to share.
Coming along? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Get a warmer, more energy efficient home
Retrofit is all about improving the energy performance, comfort and value of existing buildings through old and new technologies while reducing the carbon impact of heating them.
Retrofitting your home is one way to respond positively to climate change, helping reduce your home's carbon footprint, increasing your comfort, and saving on fuel bills.
Our 3 downloads can help inspire or offer practical tips. For more information, get in touch.
Home Energy Directory - a guide to organisations who can help.
Retrofit case studies - 4 local homes and one business who have used rettrofit measures to reduce fuel bills and become more energy efficient.
A Bristolian's guide to Solid Wall Insulation - a practical guide for those in homes without cavity walls
Join the steering team and help our community reduce carbon emissions
Would you like to make a difference to carbon emissions in our local area? We rely on volunteers to help run our events, plan what's next and publicise our work. We'd love to welcome you if you could spare any time, even if it's just a couple of hours a month. We do not discriminate against anyone for any reason and welcome involvement from all. We pledge to support people living with disability to take part in any of our events or activities.
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Each month we publish a newsletter giving details of upcoming events, public meetings and useful tips to help you reduce your impact on the environment. We won't share your details with anyone else and you can unsubcribe at any time.
Find us on Stroud District Lucky Severn Community Lottery
Like to play Lucky Severn Community Lottery? Buy your tickets from our page and 50% of the lottery ticket price comes to us, plus 10% goes to other local good causes. If you enter before 26th June '21 you could also win 12 monthly fruit and veg boxes delivered to your door from Boxxfresh.
How do you make a community carbon neutral?
Watch this inspiring talk by Gary Charnock, who 15 years ago launched Ashton Hayes' ambition to become England's first Carbon Neutral Community.
Gary spoke at the Rural Net Zero conference, chaired by Wotton Area CAN group member, Dominic Driver.