Act with your Community
Spread the word
To ensure greenhouse emissions decrease fast enough to prevent dangerous levels of global temperature rise, we are going to need greater and more urgent engagement with society. Talking about it encourages others to think about it and hopefully spread the message further.
Write to your local MP to voice your concerns about the climate emergency.
Keep the conversation going – talk with family, friends and colleagues about what the climate crisis is and what you can all be doing to reduce your carbon footprints. This can be easier said than done, so take a look at the Talking Climate Handbook or the Reboot the Conversation videos that explain how to have a climate change conversation.
Share what actions you’re taking and inspire others. For example, the Plymouth Plastic Free Directory showcases all organisations and individuals who are actively reducing their plastic use in Plymouth, particularly single use plastics.
Community energy refers to the delivery of community-led renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, which are usually owned by communities. These projects are a great way to speed up and scale up the rollout of energy projects. The benefits of community energy initiatives go far beyond their direct impact on climate change, energy security and fuel poverty. Energy projects can give communities who don’t normally interact common ground and a basis for trust and friendship – not to mention a tangible reminder of their successful cooperation.
Get in touch with the Devon Community Energy Network which can signpost you to existing community energy organisations in your area.