Resources and Links

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I'M AN ORIGINAL CATCHPHRASE

We have put together a page of links - there is a lot out there from people who are trying to make a difference. It may inspire some changes in your lifestyle or help you nudge others in the same direction. Or it may be the catalyst for some good action ideas locally - inspire your inner activist!

Climate activist organizations

National:

Carbon Copy - promoting local actions https://carboncopy.eco/

The Climate Coalition - group of over 140 organizations — including the National Trust, Women's Institute, Oxfam, and RSPB https://www.theclimatecoalition.org/

Climate Outreach https://climateoutreach.org/

Fridays for Future - global climate strike movement started by Greta Thunburg https://fridaysforfuture.org/ 

The Weald Action Group - an umbrella for local groups campaigning against all forms of extreme extraction of oil & gas across the Weald and the Isle of Wight in the South East of England http://www.wealdactiongroup.org.uk/

Greenhouse Thinktank’s reports on rethinking industrial and economic dependency on materials and products sourced from around the world. https://www.greenhousethinktank.org/climate-emergency-economy.html

 

Local:

South East Climate Alliance - a coalition of local environmental, community and faith groups from the South East of England uniting for urgent action on climate change https://seclimatealliance.uk

Reigate and Redhill Extinction Rebellion - a protest group focusing on the decisions of parliament, government and big business https://xrreigateandredhill.org/ & https://extinctionrebellion.uk/

Surrey Climate Commission - a collaboration of organizations including Surrey University, Surrey Chambers of Commerce, World Wildlife Fund and Surrey Wildlife Trust - https://www.surreyclimate.org.uk/

Surrey Pensions Act Now - campaigning for Surrey County Council to divest its pension fund from fossil fuels - https://www.facebook.com/surreypensionactnow/

 

Reports advising the Government

The Climate Change Committee - independent, statutory body established under the Climate Change Act 2008 https://www.theccc.org.uk. See their latest carbon budget report - projecting the 6th carbon budget for 2033-37 https://www.theccc.org.uk/publication/sixth-carbon-budget/

Energy - sustainable energy production and energy efficiency

 

Climate Action Redhill and Reigate energy project page TBC

The Big Clean Switch - Green energy comparison site https://bigcleanswitch.org/seca/

Action Surrey - impartial energy advice service set up by Surrey County and local borough Councils https://www.actionsurrey.org/about/who

Podcast "Net Zero in the house" Radio 4 The Bottom Line https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000s9s9

Groups promoting and creating green energy in local communities

Dorking Solar - social benefit society, part of the wider 'Transition Towns' network publicising and supporting initiatives such as solar energy and electric vehicle travel. Liaising between businesses residents installers and the council http://dorkingsolargroup.org/about-us

Brighton and Hove Energy Services Coop - Offer home and non residential energy surveys and cooperative energy supplier. https://bhesco.co.uk/

Repower Balcombe - Community owned renewable energy company. https://www.repowerbalcombe.com/

The Schools Energy Cooperative - social enterprise supporting schools to make their own solar energy then investing profits back to member schools https://schools-energy-coop.co.uk/

The Wey Valley Solar Energy Schools Coop - as above https://www.weyvalleysolar.co.uk/

Supporting Businesses

The Climate Pledge - encouraging businesses to pledge to eliminate carbon https://www.theclimatepledge.com/us/en.html

Travel and active travel - walking, cycling, public transport, electric

 

Dept of Transport report “Decarbonising Transport - Setting the Challenge” https://www.surreyclimate.org.uk/sites/default/files/decarbonising-transport-setting-the-challenge.pdf

Reigate and Banstead Borough Council Cycling plan webpage https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/cycling-and-walking/plans/reigate-and-banstead

Living Streets - campaigning to achieve a better walking environment and inspire people to walk more https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/

Reigate Ramblers - charity working to promote walking and to improve conditions for all walkers https://www.reigateramblers.org.uk/

Flight Free UK - encouraging people to take pledge to avoid flying https://flightfree.co.uk/take_action/ 

Circular Economy, reducing waste and sustainable food

 

Sustainable food delivery: 

Oddbox - food rescued from going to waste https://www.oddbox.co.uk/

Sutton Community Farm - not-for-profit veg box scheme to receive a regular delivery of the farm's produce supplemented from other local farms http://suttoncommunityfarm.org.uk/

 

Blog on how you can go zero waste at home - https://myzerowaste.com/ 

 

Re-use:

Furnistore - Redhill charity recycling and upcycling furniture and white goods to sell at affordable prices (and reduced price for those on means tested benefits) https://furnistore.co.uk/

Revive shop at the council recycling centre http://www.suezsurrey.co.uk/what-we-do/re-use/

Reigate Freecycle - localised website for reusing items others don;t want with direct exchange between members https://groups.freecycle.org/group/ReigateUK/posts/all

 

Reduced packaging:

New Leaf - shop in Woodhatch selling food and domestic products without plastic packaging https://newleaf-reigate.co.uk/

 

Books on circular economy:

Jason Hickel "Less is More" https://www.jasonhickel.org/less-is-more

Kate Raworth "Donut Economics" https://www.kateraworth.com/

Molly Scott Cato "Green Economics" http://www.greeneconomist.org/page.php?pageid=GEbook

Biodiversity, rewilding and increasing woodland

 

Surrey Wildlife Trust - Restoring nature across Surrey https://www.surreywildlifetrust.org/

Reigate Area Conservation Volunteers - volunteers undertaking practical nature conservation tasks in the Reigate area http://www.racv.org.uk/

Reigate Ramblers path improvement page https://www.reigateramblers.org.uk/keeping-our-paths-open.html

The Woodland Trust - work towards increasing native trees to improve wildlife. Offer tree planting packs for individuals and groups https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/schools-and-communities/

Earlswood Commons Action Group webpage - TBC

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