As part of Transition Stroud strategy, a programme of activities to encourage, enable and support local climate action groups is a high priority.
The activities of local groups can be many and varied, including:
- promoting behaviour change – so local people reduce their carbon footprints;
- developing low carbon community projects (on energy, food, transport, or tree planting) – so local people get involved and work together;
- networking across community, public and business sectors – so a range of local groups and organisations get involved
Many groups have changed their name from ‘Climate Action Group’ to ‘Climate Action Network’ (CAN) to reflect the importance of local networking.
Transition Stroud seeks to encourage, enable and support the setting up of new groups across the District. We have helped local stakeholders organise ‘start-up’ workshops in Dursley and Berkeley, and supported initial meetings of a range of groups, including in Coaley and Minchinhampton.
CLIMATE ACTION NETWORK MAP
This Stroud District climate action network map shows coverage of groups across the district. Seventeen groups are in various stages of development, covering approximately half of the District’s 52 parishes.
Some groups are just starting out, whilst others are well established. Some are Working Groups established by the Parish or Town Council while others are community-led initiatives. Some cover a single parish, while others cover a group of parishes. Contact details for each group are available by clicking on dot that applies to your area.
As part of our commitment to developing and supporting the network of local climate action groups, Transition Stroud also convenes meetings of the district-wide Forum for representatives from local groups to share information and learning, and discuss the potential for projects.