WOTTON AREA CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK – A little more about us…
Want to help protect & replenish our environment?…We are here to help.
Wotton Area Climate Action Network ( Wotton Area CAN) is a community-led group aiming to support residents & businesses in the Wotton area to reduce their carbon emissions. Our goal is to help our area become carbon neutral by 2030.
We like to keep people informed by interesting monthly on-line newsletters, Zoom meetings with expert speakers and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. We also have articles about our activities in the various local press outlets, from time to time.
We will restart our public events as soon as Covid-19 official guidance allows.
We do not discriminate against anyone for any reason and welcome involvement from all. We are under the ‘Transition Stroud‘ umbrella and network with other CAN groups in the district.
Our Focus areas, based on priorities from our local residents survey
- Land Use
- Reducing single use plastics
- Reducing waste
- Transport – reducing carbon emissions through alternative transport choices.
- Home energy use- using and sourcing efficiently
- Biodiversity – ensuring healthy ecosystems.
Other groups with whom we are closely involved within Stroud district:
- Rory’s Well
- Surfers against Sewage
- Action on Plastic
- The Great Wotton Tidy-up
- Wotton-Charfield-Kingswood Greenway group
- Slow Ways
The last two aimed at encouraging safe walking and/or cycling routes between settlements. We also have strong connections with the Woodland Trust who have generously provided trees for our various tree planting projects.
The challenge of global warming and its threat to our environment is a vitally important issue for us all, which transcends politics. We are a peaceful, non-political group who care deeply about our community & environment , we collaborate with’ and help broaden the understanding of those living and working in our area & support them to reduce carbon emissions and protect and replenish our environment .
AS EVER, ALL ARE WELCOME.