climate action

Community action

Community action is where people come together on a specific project to benefit the locality where they live. Why community action is important for the environment Environmental action can occur at different levels:  Individual – what each of us can do in our everyday lives; consuming less, swapping to renewable energy, cutting down on food …

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Carbon Copy and sharing community actions with Ric Casale

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Carbon Copy and sharing community actions with Ric Casale
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Ric Casale is the co-founder of Carbon Copy, a UK climate action charity. Ric talks about how his involvement in local community action catalysed his desire to share the stories of big-thinking local community action and provide successful blueprints for others. Click on the title for the show notes.

Local government climate action with Rachel Coxcoon

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Local government climate action with Rachel Coxcoon
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Rachel Coxcoon is the Founder and Director of ClimateGuide, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Forward Planning at Cotswold District Council and a PhD student. She talks about the power of local governance within the climate emergency, constructing a robust local plan and challenges such as budgets and politics. Click on the title for the show notes.

Environmental activism with John Grant

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Environmental activism with John Grant
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John Grant is a senior lecturer in Sustainable Construction and Climate Change at Sheffield Hallam University. John has been involved with environmental activism for many years to sound the alarm on the climate emergency and shares his thoughts and experiences of protesting. Click on the title for the show notes.

Hockerton Housing Project with Simon Tilley

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Hockerton Housing Project with Simon Tilley
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Simon Tilley is a director and resident at Hockerton Housing project, a small sustainable housing community and host to events and sustainable services. Simon describes how the inspiring project started in 1995, its clever design, energy efficiencies and careful resource management. Click on the title for the show notes.

Green pensions

Why are pensions important? As outlined by Holly McElhone in her podcast episode, there are about £2.6 trillion invested in UK pensions.  That’s a lot of money!  This money can be invested in a myriad of organisations covering sectors such as food, IT services and housebuilding, or less desirably, tobacco, firearms and fossil fuels.  If …

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