Jamie Bird is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Psychology at the University of Derby, and Lor Bird is a freelance artist. Together they share their experiences of addressing the realities of climate change through joining community groups and developing art therapy workshops.
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 …
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.
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.
What is community energy? Community energy refers to energy generated, owned and managed by a community for the community, or when local people group together to reduce energy consumption. Energy generation projects focus on renewable energy, most commonly solar. These installations are predominantly rooftop solar PV, although some organisations are developing larger ground-mounted solar farms. …
Andy Extance is a freelance science writer and director of Exeter Community Energy (ECOE). In a bid to find a productive outlet for his frustrations surrounding climate change, Andy shares his experience of being within an organisation helping in the transition to green energy while supporting the local community. Click on the title for the show notes.
Greg Hewitt shares his many and varied experiences of community action within organisations that benefit the environment, including his latest role as Community Lead for Plastic Free Chesterfield, part of a network of local groups aiming to reduce single-use plastic. Click on the title for the show notes.