Wivey Action on Climate covers Wiveliscombe and the 10 Parishes area and welcomes all at our meetings.
Since being set-up in October 2014, we have organised many activities and meetings.
We had expert speakers from the Met Office in January 2015 and from the University of Exeter in July 2016. We organised hustings for the general elections in 2015 and 2017 and have held many other well-attended meetings, with speakers and film shows - some organised with neighbouring groups.
Projects have included promoting energy saving at home, giving away free LED light bulbs (funded by local solar power), collecting information on inspriring green homes in the area, lobbying our MP and launching a pledge for climate action.
We have also organised local visits, including to a highly insulated near Passive House, new hydro-power scheme and a wind turbine.
We have organised several Give or Take for Free events, where surplus household items can be given to others to put to good use, so helping to reduce waste and consumerism. Look out for our next one.
We attended the People's Climate March in Bristol in December 2015, before the climate summit in Paris. We welcome the UN's new global agreement, but much more remains to be done and we continue to have lots planned.
Our aims are:
a) To raise awareness of climate change, the contribution of human carbon emissions and their effects on the life of our community;
b) To positively engage and work with local people, businesses and community organisations in the Wiveliscombe area on climate change and solutions;
c) To promote and support low carbon and sustainable living and working in the Wiveliscombe area;
d) To campaign at local, national and international levels for sustainable solutions to climate change which improve human well-being and protect the natural world.