We are Reading’s biggest network for collective action on climate change

We're here to help Reading achieve its goal to be net zero - and a better place to live - by 2030.

You can get involved as an individual, an organisation, or both.

Our network is supported by a voluntary steering group made up of climate leaders from local businesses, the Council, University of Reading, charities and other organisations. Together we convene the annual Reading Climate Festival; our town’s 5-year Climate Emergency Action Plans; a newsletter and this website.

Reading is experiencing the effects of the climate crisis and contributing to it.

A climate-friendly Reading will be a better place to live - for ourselves and our children.

No single organisation can transform Reading's systems - we need to work together.

How to make a difference

Some first steps for local people and organisations


How can I help my organisation change?

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What changes can I make in my home life?

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Acting together

Why join the network?

  • Learn how to take action on climate change
  • Find out about organisations and services that make it easy
  • Receive invitations to our events
  • Collaborate with like-minded people

Areas where you can help

Take a look at the areas where you can make a positive change today

A network for collective action

Priorities for 2024

Our focus areas in 2024 are: Reading Climate Festival 2024 and a Year of Climate Engagement - a series of public participation events to co-create our town's next Climate Emergency Action Plan for 2025 - 2030.

If you spot an opportunity to contribute your time or insights, please get in touch!

Sign up to our newsletter and follow ReadingCAN on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up with local climate action news and opportunities in 2024.

Read our current climate plan



Learn, collaborate and network

    Online/in person

    Date: 08/06/24 - 21/06/24

    Reading Climate Festival 2024

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    In person

    Date: 08/06/24 - 08/06/24

    Reading Bike Kitchen

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    Date: 10/06/24 - 10/06/24

    Climate Ambassadors Scheme for School Leaders

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Our members


Organisations in Reading have already joined the climate action network

Organisations working together can achieve so much more: in their own operations, along their supply chain and with customers.

What you can do as an organisation


Individuals in Reading have already joined the climate action network

The more people who join us and begin to take action, or step up their action, on climate change, the more we can achieve together.

What you can do as an individual

The Blog

Keep up with our news and local stories


CONSULTATION: Reading’s climate action priorities

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Events for businesses this June

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Events for schools this June

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Organisations taking action