Top 4 General links

The Committee on Climate Change – Independent advice to government on building a low-carbon economy and preparing for climate change. Information on progress in reducing emissions

Skeptical Science – Check up on the science.  Excellent list of nearly 200 “Climate Myths” with scientific explanations at 3 levels. Also, how to think critically.

Carbon Brief – Sign up for their daily or weekly e-mail. UK based. Provides a rundown of climate change news in the press and independent blogs.

Friends of the Earth – FoE is part of an international community dedicated to protecting the natural world and the wellbeing of everyone in it. 

Local links

Alton Local Food Initiative (ALFI) – They encourage and enable people in the local community to be involved in growing, sourcing and eating local, seasonal and responsibly produced food.

Petersfield Climate Action Network (PeCAN) – Helping Petersfield and surrounding villages to reduce carbon emissions and protect nature.

Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC) – Helping Winchester become a net zero carbon district.  WinACC is a small charity with a big ambition. Join in tackling the climate emergency. Bringing people together in Winchester district to respond to the climate crisis and create positive, sustainable change.

Froyle Wildlife Group – Aims to encourage awareness of local biodiversity and to enhance it. Also to involve the community in practical nature conservation tasks and in recording local wildlife species. 

Don’t drill the Wight – Campaigning against new oil and fracking on the Isle of Wight

And for news of progress in our local councils:

Hampshire County Council Climate Change Policy

East Hants District Council 

General links

The Campaign Against Climate Change – The Campaign against Climate Change brings people together to push for the urgent and resolute action we need to prevent the catastrophic destabilisation of global climate. A UK (London) campaign group that started after Bush rejected the Kyoto treaty.

CDP – A not-for-profit charity that runs the global disclosure system for investorscompaniescitiesstates and regions to manage their environmental impacts. 

The Climate and Ecological Emergency Bill – A Private Member’s Bill that was initially presented in the UK Parliament in September 2020 by Caroline Lucas MP, along with supporting MPs from seven political parties.  Conservatives say that they are doing enough already, and Labour say that this is only a Presentation Bill, so it is not worth their support.

Centre for Alternative Technology – Offering practical solutions for a changing planet.

Climate Just – A free web tool for public service providers designed to: identify who is vulnerable to climate change and fuel poverty and why; highlight neighbourhoods where climate disadvantage is highest; explain the factors involved and help you decide what actions to take.

Climate Outreach – Based in Oxford they help people understand this complex issue in ways that resonate with their sense of identity, values and worldview. Informed consent and support from people across society and around the world creates a social mandate for climate action – it’s how real change happens.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation – The round the world sailor now runs this influential foundation aiming to build a global circular economy.

Extinction Rebellion – Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.

Greenpeace – Defends the natural world and work for a green and peaceful future.

Hope for the Future – A climate charity that works to equip communities, groups and individuals across the country to communicate the urgency of climate change with their local politicians.

Jeremy Leggett – The site provides free-access concise information-sharing resources for the time-constrained. He is founder of the charity SolarAid, and is a social entrepreneur and writer. He has a project rewilding the Highlands. (2020).

Kate Raworth’s Doughnut economy – An economist’s vision of a sustainable future. Best-selling book.

The Tyndall Centre – A partnership of universities bringing together researchers from the social and natural sciences and engineering to develop sustainable responses to climate change.  They provide evidence to inform society’s transition to a sustainable low-carbon and climate resilient future.

World Wildlife Fund – Its mission is to conserve nature and reduce the most pressing threats to the diversity of life on Earth.

Specific issues – energy, transport, nature

Campaign for better transport  Runs campaigns such as calling for a fare freeze to help more people to switch to public transport.

Transport Action Network  Their purpose is to help support people and groups press for more sustainable transport in England and Wales.

Plantlife  For a plant rich world. From the open spaces of our nature reserves to the corridors of government, Plantlife works nationally and internationally to raise the profile of plants, celebrate their beauty, and protect their future.

Energy Saving Trust  An independent organisation with expertise in energy efficiency and low-carbon solutions.

BBC Carbon footprint for food calculator (2019)

A Guide to Global Internet Energy UsageThe carbon footprint of emailing and social media is higher than you might think. Big tech needs to use more green power.

Plastics and recycling

Recycle Now Recycle Now is the national recycling campaign for England, supported and funded by Government, managed by WRAP and used locally by over 90% of English authorities. Has local and general information.

WRAP WRAP works with governments, businesses, and communities to deliver practical solutions to improve resource efficiency around the world.

TerraCycle An innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials. Manufacturers provide boxes for collecting specific types of item.

Boyan Slat’s Ocean Clean up Clearing plastic from river estuaries with Interceptors and ocean gyres with boom systems.

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