CLIMATE EMERGENCY

5 Climate change action groups as the result of the Climate Emergency Public Meeting.

On the 7th October 2019 people from the community of Faringdon attended a Public Climate Emergency Meeting. People gathered together to express their perception of Climate Change and to share ideas and suggestions on how to respond to climate change as a whole community.

The Mayor of Faringdon, Councillor Mike Wise, opened the meeting, giving a brief on how FTC has responded to Climate Change since signing the Nottingham Declaration in 2007.

The meeting had seven tables, each with different discussion topic, with people moving around every 15 minutes.

At the end of the discussion the members of the meeting created 5 Climate Change actions groups:

Faringdon town council statement

External links:

To read and know more about Climate Emergency topic we will post useful resources.

Woodland Trust reinforces the importance of a Neighbourhood plan to preserve and protect green spaces or introduce new planting.

In the following link there are some important key words to think about when drafting a neighbourhood plan or amending one already in place:

https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/protecting-trees-and-woods/campaign-with-us/campaign-in-your-community/neighbourhood-planning/creating-a-neighbourhood-plan/

Devon Wild life trust has put together different tips for every day good practice and action for a greener future.

Below the link :

https://www.devonwildlifetrust.org/everyday-actions-wilder-future

Books:

‘Sustainable Energy – without the hot air’ by Prof Sir David Mackay;

Videos:

Watch this video from Biffa, showing how waste is collected from the dry mixed recycling service and transported to one of the Material Recycling Facilities (MRFs) .

Social media accounts dedicated to green living:

 

There is a lot of resources out there especially when it comes to social media account where individuals or groups of people are eager to share articles, news and tips on sustainable living.

Here we have put together an initial list of Instagram account focusing on green living. The list is ever changing and growing. 

This week some Instagram and twitter accounts to check out:

@bear_the_planet

@wasteless.at

@going.zero.waste

@ecolifechoices

Green Living

Guardian Environment

The Nature Conservancy

 

Future events:

Once meeting dates are set there will be advertised here:

Next Climate change meeting set on the 29th of January 2020 at 6.00 pm

If you would like to get involved please email: office@faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk