We are a local, community-led climate action group, focusing on engaging residents and businesses in Wotton-under-Edge and surrounding villages, and increasing awareness of climate change. We initiate and encourage practical actions within our community to reduce carbon emissions. As a network we aim to work with any and all existing groups to achieve our aims. We are supported in our work by Transition Stroud.
The goal of the Wotton Area Climate Action Network is to work towards making our local area carbon neutral by 2030, in support of Stroud District Council's own Carbon Neutral 2030 Vision.
Monthly public meetings
We welcome anyone to join our public meetings which are held roughly every other month, usually on a Thursday evening from 8pm - 9.30pm. We tend to hold our public meetings at Under the Edge Arts' Chipping Hall in Wotton-under-Edge (and sometimes on Zoom!)
Our guest speakers cover a range of climate-related topics and we encourage question and answer sessions and group idea generation. Where possible we also record or share our guest speaker's presentations to make them accessible to as many people as possible.
Together, the practical actions we take away from our public meetings will help us reduce carbon emissions in Wotton-under-Edge and the surrounding villages.
Regular public events
In addition to our public meetings with guest speakers, we also hold regular, free-to-attend events. From tree planting and plastic-free picnics, to a carbon footprint popup shop and eBike demo day, we try to hold events that appeal to as wide an audience as possible.
Again, our events aim to help individuals understand the changes they can make to reduce their carbon footprint at home or work.
We do not discriminate against anyone for any reason and welcome involvement from all. We pledge to encourage and support people with disabilities to take part in any of our events.
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.
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