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Reducing flood risk in Reading and Caversham

Reading and Caversham Flood Alleviation Scheme newsletter - 14 December 2021 Necessary increases in scheme costs...means the proposed scheme is…

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Flood action campaign 2021

Did you know that a staggering 6 out of 10 people who live in flood risk areas across the country…

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COP26

Post-COP Reflections

This article was written by Tracey Rawling Church, Co-chair of Reading Climate Action Network and Principal Consultant at Acclaro Advisory. …

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COP26

COP26 Water Day: what does it mean for Reading?

Whilst Carbon is at the top of the agenda at COP26, it is actually through Water that most of us…

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Transport day at COP26: What are we doing in Reading?

This blog was written by Malcolm Powers, Member of the RCAN Communications Team and a Consultant working with local authorities…

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COP26: Resources & Consumption – How is Reading doing?

This article was written by Paul Ducker, Resources and Consumption Theme Lead at Reading Climate Action Network. What would it…

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Adaptation

Adaptation day at COP26

It is really important to see Adaptation highlighted at COP26. We are already seeing increases in extreme weather events, which…

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COP26: What environmental groups in Reading can you get involved with?

Are you interested in getting involved with helping out in your local environment? If so, Reading boasts a diverse range…

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COP26: Recycling vs. Climate Change. What can each of us do to join the climate change fight?

This article was written by Monika Bulmer, Marketing and Communications Officer at Re3 Partnership. The climate crisis is a tough…

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COP26: Improving Health by Tackling Climate Change

This article was written by Alison Foster, Programme Director - Building Berkshire Together Hospital Redevelopment. Climate change poses a major risk…

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Nature Day at COP26: What is Reading doing?

This article was written by Trish Marcouse, Nature Theme Lead for Reading Climate Action Network. The natural environment is an…

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Water

The Thames Valley Flood Scheme

The Thames Valley Flood Scheme (TVFS) is major project for the Environment Agency. The scheme "...is looking at a catchment…

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COP26

Energy Day at COP26: What are we doing in Reading?

This article was written by Ben Burfoot, Energy Theme Lead for Reading Climate Action Network and Sustainability Manager at Reading…

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Adaptation

Adaptation day at COP26

It is really important to see Adaptation highlighted at COP26. We are already seeing increases in extreme weather events, which…

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Net Zero for SMEs

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ON DEMAND: Net Zero for SMEs

Net Zero is becoming an integral part of the business conversation, but what does it actually mean and how relevant…

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Business

Low Carbon Workspaces – How Can You Decarbonise Your SME?

Interested in making energy improvements to your business? Low Carbon Workspaces offers small and medium-sized businesses in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire,…

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Business

What Are Green Jobs?

Green jobs are jobs that have a focus on either reducing carbon emissions, restoring nature or making similar environmental improvements.…

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Low carbon business grants

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£5,000 grants available to SMEs for energy efficiency

Low Carbon Workspaces is a grant scheme in Berkshire helping small and medium sized enterprises to make energy efficiency improvements …

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Amsterdam

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The Circular Economy – Amsterdam rethinking progress

Looking beyond the current take-make-dispose linear extractive industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide…

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Community

Reading International Festival 2021

Reading International Festival is back this year and will run between the 11th October and 12th November! Reading International Festival…

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Community

International Walk to School Month

As October rolls in, it's officially International Walk to School Month!   What is International Walk to School Month? International…

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What Are Green Jobs?

Green jobs are jobs that have a focus on either reducing carbon emissions, restoring nature or making similar environmental improvements.…

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Caversham Community Group Reignite Plastic-Free Crusade

There’s no denying it, the pandemic has changed so many parts of our lives. Some temporary, some potentially long-lasting. But…

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Reading Climate Justice Events with Young Christian Climate Network

What is it all about? This summer, Young Christian Climate Network are organising a Relay to COP26. Volunteers will be…

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Community

Belles on Bikes – Sustainable Travel for Women in Reading

Are you looking for a women's-only safe space to learn cycling skills and make new friends? Belles on Bikes could…

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Community

YOUNG ARTISTS WANTED – Make Your Art Call Out For The Environment!

Calling all 6 – 18 year old's in the Greater Reading Area - what do you want say about looking…

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Community

About the new strategy consultation – Interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is the…

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Earth Hour

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Will you switch off this Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is a global WWF (formerly known as World Wildlife Fund) climate change initiative which brings attention to the…

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COP26

Post-COP Reflections

This article was written by Tracey Rawling Church, Co-chair of Reading Climate Action Network and Principal Consultant at Acclaro Advisory. …

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COP26

COP26 Water Day: what does it mean for Reading?

Whilst Carbon is at the top of the agenda at COP26, it is actually through Water that most of us…

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COP26

Transport day at COP26: What are we doing in Reading?

This blog was written by Malcolm Powers, Member of the RCAN Communications Team and a Consultant working with local authorities…

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COP26

COP26: Resources & Consumption – How is Reading doing?

This article was written by Paul Ducker, Resources and Consumption Theme Lead at Reading Climate Action Network. What would it…

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Adaptation

Adaptation day at COP26

It is really important to see Adaptation highlighted at COP26. We are already seeing increases in extreme weather events, which…

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COP26

COP26: What environmental groups in Reading can you get involved with?

Are you interested in getting involved with helping out in your local environment? If so, Reading boasts a diverse range…

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COP26

COP26: Recycling vs. Climate Change. What can each of us do to join the climate change fight?

This article was written by Monika Bulmer, Marketing and Communications Officer at Re3 Partnership. The climate crisis is a tough…

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COP26

COP26: Improving Health by Tackling Climate Change

This article was written by Alison Foster, Programme Director - Building Berkshire Together Hospital Redevelopment. Climate change poses a major risk…

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COP26

Nature Day at COP26: What is Reading doing?

This article was written by Trish Marcouse, Nature Theme Lead for Reading Climate Action Network. The natural environment is an…

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COP26

Energy Day at COP26: What are we doing in Reading?

This article was written by Ben Burfoot, Energy Theme Lead for Reading Climate Action Network and Sustainability Manager at Reading…

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COP26

COP26 Sustainable Travel Options: How does Lumo shape up?

This article was written by Tracey Rawling Church, Co-chair of Reading Climate Action Network and Principal Consultant at Acclaro Advisory. …

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Reading’s Climate Emergency: no one is too small to make a difference

This blog was written by Professor Tim Dixon (co-chair of Reading Climate Change Partnership and based at University of Reading).…

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COP26 TV

If you're looking for a way to keep up with everything COP26 related, tune in to COP26 TV from Saturday…

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International Walk to School Month

As October rolls in, it's officially International Walk to School Month!   What is International Walk to School Month? International…

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What’s the problem with palm oil?

What is palm oil? One of the most ubiquitous materials in the World, palm oil is used in around half…

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About the new strategy consultation – Interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is the…

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Education

IPCC Special Report 15 – Global warming of 1.5degC

The IPCC SR15 was released on 8 October 2018 with the strong messages that we have only 12 years to…

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COP26

Energy Day at COP26: What are we doing in Reading?

This article was written by Ben Burfoot, Energy Theme Lead for Reading Climate Action Network and Sustainability Manager at Reading…

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Energy

ON DEMAND: Ethical Reading – A Circular Route to a Net Zero Reading

A panel discussion around how embracing circular economy principles could help Reading reach net zero. Reading’s Climate Emergency Strategy includes…

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Energy

Reading Climate Festival – Creating Warmer Homes Resources

If you missed 'Creating Warmer Homes' and 'Preparing Buildings for Low Carbon Heating' at this years Reading Climate Festival, you…

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Energy

Creating Warmer Homes

Warmer homes lead to healthier living conditions, lower heating bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Ensuring our homes run efficiently…

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Free Domestic Retrofit training available

The government has fully funded 1,000 places with The Retrofit Academy for those who want to upskill in domestic retrofit…

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Low carbon business grants

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£5,000 grants available to SMEs for energy efficiency

Low Carbon Workspaces is a grant scheme in Berkshire helping small and medium sized enterprises to make energy efficiency improvements …

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PLEASE STOP Single-use Plastics

In  2010, eight million tons of plastic trash ended up in the ocean from coastal countries—far more than the total…

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Energy

What can I do about climate change?

With IPCC reports emphasising the urgent need for co-ordinated global action on climate change, we thought an article on how…

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Reading University Energy Manager top in public sector

The University’s Energy & Sustainability Manager, Dan Fernbank (a former Chair of Reading Climate Change Partnership), has been awarded Public…

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Energy

Things you can do about climate change – Interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

This is the third in the series of interviews with Ayo Sokale. Here, Ayo asks me '...what things you can…

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Community

About the new strategy consultation – Interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is the…

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Earth Hour

Community

Will you switch off this Earth Hour?

Earth Hour is a global WWF (formerly known as World Wildlife Fund) climate change initiative which brings attention to the…

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Make Fashion Circular – Say No To Fast Fashion

Clothes are a necessity and for many a way of expressing ourselves and boosting confidence, yet the process of making…

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All for Climate Italy Conference at Cumberland Lodge: An Overview

This article was written by Grace Andrews, Head of Reading Youth Council's Plastic Pollution Campaign.  My name is Grace Andrews,…

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COP26

Reading COP26 Hub

Reading COP26 Hub has been set up by GREN & Reading FoE to publicise local events relating to COP26 –…

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Events

ON DEMAND: How Cities Can Shrink The Carbon Footprint of Food

Join Dr. Eugene Mohareb and Reading Friends of the Earth - processing and distributing food produced more emissions than farming…

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ON DEMAND: Net Zero for SMEs

Net Zero is becoming an integral part of the business conversation, but what does it actually mean and how relevant…

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Events

ON DEMAND: Ethical Reading – Active Travel for a Net Zero Reading

Increasing cycling and walking can help tackle some of the most challenging issues we face as a society – improving…

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Energy

ON DEMAND: Ethical Reading – A Circular Route to a Net Zero Reading

A panel discussion around how embracing circular economy principles could help Reading reach net zero. Reading’s Climate Emergency Strategy includes…

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Community

Reading International Festival 2021

Reading International Festival is back this year and will run between the 11th October and 12th November! Reading International Festival…

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Community

Reading Climate Justice Events with Young Christian Climate Network

What is it all about? This summer, Young Christian Climate Network are organising a Relay to COP26. Volunteers will be…

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Events

Reading Climate Festival 2021

Thank you to everybody who participated in Reading Climate Festival either by attending our events or by generously sharing your…

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Community

YOUNG ARTISTS WANTED – Make Your Art Call Out For The Environment!

Calling all 6 – 18 year old's in the Greater Reading Area - what do you want say about looking…

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Events

An Exciting Season of Climate Events at The Science Museum

Throughout 2021, the Science Museum Group is hosting a series of Climate Events– panel discussions, Q&As and events connecting you…

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Events

Reading Climate Festival events available online

Many of the events that formed the programme for Reading Climate Festival are now available to view on demand via…

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COP26

COP26: What environmental groups in Reading can you get involved with?

Are you interested in getting involved with helping out in your local environment? If so, Reading boasts a diverse range…

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COP26

Reading COP26 Hub

Reading COP26 Hub has been set up by GREN & Reading FoE to publicise local events relating to COP26 –…

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Get Involved

World Food Day 2021 – Get Involved!

This year World Food Day is calling for action for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better…

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Community

Reading International Festival 2021

Reading International Festival is back this year and will run between the 11th October and 12th November! Reading International Festival…

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Community

International Walk to School Month

As October rolls in, it's officially International Walk to School Month!   What is International Walk to School Month? International…

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Community

Reading Climate Justice Events with Young Christian Climate Network

What is it all about? This summer, Young Christian Climate Network are organising a Relay to COP26. Volunteers will be…

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Community

Belles on Bikes – Sustainable Travel for Women in Reading

Are you looking for a women's-only safe space to learn cycling skills and make new friends? Belles on Bikes could…

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Community

YOUNG ARTISTS WANTED – Make Your Art Call Out For The Environment!

Calling all 6 – 18 year old's in the Greater Reading Area - what do you want say about looking…

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Get Involved

Plastic Free July – Will You Take The Challenge?

Plastic Free July is a global challenge to encourage everybody to reduce their plastic consumption for the month of July!…

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Energy

Creating Warmer Homes

Warmer homes lead to healthier living conditions, lower heating bills and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Ensuring our homes run efficiently…

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COP26

COP26: Improving Health by Tackling Climate Change

This article was written by Alison Foster, Programme Director - Building Berkshire Together Hospital Redevelopment. Climate change poses a major risk…

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Get Involved

World Food Day 2021 – Get Involved!

This year World Food Day is calling for action for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better…

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Community

International Walk to School Month

As October rolls in, it's officially International Walk to School Month!   What is International Walk to School Month? International…

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Health

Chair’s blog – Silver linings in these dark times

This Covid-19 crisis is a devastating, sobering reminder that the structures, that make up our world, are not so invincible.…

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Health

Climate Change and Children – An Interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

This is the forth in the series of interviews that I had with Ayo Sokale. In this, Ayo asks me about 'Climate Change and Children'.

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Heatwave advice

Health

Coping with hot weather

Heatwaves happen and they can be particularly dangerous for more vulnerable members of our community. With climate change we expect…

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Education

IPCC Special Report 15 – Global warming of 1.5degC

The IPCC SR15 was released on 8 October 2018 with the strong messages that we have only 12 years to…

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COP26

Nature Day at COP26: What is Reading doing?

This article was written by Trish Marcouse, Nature Theme Lead for Reading Climate Action Network. The natural environment is an…

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Nature

Trees for Small Gardens

Every garden has space for a tree. Perhaps for beauty, for fresh fruit, for wildlife, for shade to sit under…

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Nature

Growing Trees for Carbon Storage and Biodiversity

  Which tree should I choose to plant? Many of us want to plant trees for carbon storage, and this…

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Nature

Helping Create Hedgehog Highways

Hedgehogs need to be able roam and we can help by making our gardens in Reading part of the Hedgehog…

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Nature

Food for your Soil: Making the most of it

Our food is grown by farmers across the world and goes through major distribution routes to get into our households.…

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Plastic bottles

Energy

PLEASE STOP Single-use Plastics

In  2010, eight million tons of plastic trash ended up in the ocean from coastal countries—far more than the total…

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Education

What’s the problem with palm oil?

What is palm oil? One of the most ubiquitous materials in the World, palm oil is used in around half…

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Community

About the new strategy consultation – Interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is the…

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Our Strategy

Climate Change and Class – An interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

Interview - on Climate Change and Class / Climate Justice This is a reposting of my final interview with

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Our Strategy

Introducing Reading’s Climate Emergency Strategy (consultation)

Video presentation from RCCP Chair - introducing the draft Reading Climate Emergency Strategy consultation.

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Health

Chair’s blog – Silver linings in these dark times

This Covid-19 crisis is a devastating, sobering reminder that the structures, that make up our world, are not so invincible.…

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Health

Climate Change and Children – An Interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

This is the forth in the series of interviews that I had with Ayo Sokale. In this, Ayo asks me about 'Climate Change and Children'.

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Our Strategy

Reading’s first Adaptation Plan

I am delighted to share this first Adaptation Plan for Reading - Chris Beales, Jan 2020

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Our Strategy

Christmas 2019 message from the Chair

Dear All, The close of 2019 is rapidly approaching. It has been a huge year for us, as now a…

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Our Strategy

Reading’s first Climate Change Adaptation Plan event (22 Oct)

Write-up of our Town Hall event from 22nd Oct, in which we introduced the First Reading Climate Change Adaption Plan. #rdguk #adaptation #climatechange #Reading

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Our Strategy

What is the RCCP? – Interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

In this second interview with Ayo Sokale, I talk about the Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP). Who we are, and how…

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Community

About the new strategy consultation – Interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is the…

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Our Strategy

Meeting with Matt Rodda

I had a good meeting with Matt Rodda (MP for East Reading) this afternoon. We talked about the plans that…

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COP26

COP26: Resources & Consumption – How is Reading doing?

This article was written by Paul Ducker, Resources and Consumption Theme Lead at Reading Climate Action Network. What would it…

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COP26

COP26: Recycling vs. Climate Change. What can each of us do to join the climate change fight?

This article was written by Monika Bulmer, Marketing and Communications Officer at Re3 Partnership. The climate crisis is a tough…

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Get Involved

World Food Day 2021 – Get Involved!

This year World Food Day is calling for action for better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better…

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Events

ON DEMAND: How Cities Can Shrink The Carbon Footprint of Food

Join Dr. Eugene Mohareb and Reading Friends of the Earth - processing and distributing food produced more emissions than farming…

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Business

Low Carbon Workspaces – How Can You Decarbonise Your SME?

Interested in making energy improvements to your business? Low Carbon Workspaces offers small and medium-sized businesses in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire,…

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Energy

Reading Climate Festival – Creating Warmer Homes Resources

If you missed 'Creating Warmer Homes' and 'Preparing Buildings for Low Carbon Heating' at this years Reading Climate Festival, you…

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Resources

Water Saving Calculator

Water is an essential part of life, yet we often use it without thinking about where it comes from. But…

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Nature

Trees for Small Gardens

Every garden has space for a tree. Perhaps for beauty, for fresh fruit, for wildlife, for shade to sit under…

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Community

Caversham Community Group Reignite Plastic-Free Crusade

There’s no denying it, the pandemic has changed so many parts of our lives. Some temporary, some potentially long-lasting. But…

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Get Involved

Plastic Free July – Will You Take The Challenge?

Plastic Free July is a global challenge to encourage everybody to reduce their plastic consumption for the month of July!…

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Resources

5 Places To Shop For More Sustainable Food In Reading

Buying sustainably sourced food benefits our planet. By purchasing sustainable food we can boost our local economies and even help…

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Plastic bottles

Energy

PLEASE STOP Single-use Plastics

In  2010, eight million tons of plastic trash ended up in the ocean from coastal countries—far more than the total…

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Amsterdam

Business

The Circular Economy – Amsterdam rethinking progress

Looking beyond the current take-make-dispose linear extractive industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide…

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COP26

Transport day at COP26: What are we doing in Reading?

This blog was written by Malcolm Powers, Member of the RCAN Communications Team and a Consultant working with local authorities…

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COP26

COP26 Sustainable Travel Options: How does Lumo shape up?

This article was written by Tracey Rawling Church, Co-chair of Reading Climate Action Network and Principal Consultant at Acclaro Advisory. …

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Events

ON DEMAND: Ethical Reading – Active Travel for a Net Zero Reading

Increasing cycling and walking can help tackle some of the most challenging issues we face as a society – improving…

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Community

Belles on Bikes – Sustainable Travel for Women in Reading

Are you looking for a women's-only safe space to learn cycling skills and make new friends? Belles on Bikes could…

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Health

Climate Change and Children – An Interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

This is the forth in the series of interviews that I had with Ayo Sokale. In this, Ayo asks me about 'Climate Change and Children'.

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Community

About the new strategy consultation – Interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is the…

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Water

Reducing flood risk in Reading and Caversham

Reading and Caversham Flood Alleviation Scheme newsletter - 14 December 2021 Necessary increases in scheme costs...means the proposed scheme is…

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Flood Action Week image

Water

Flood action campaign 2021

Did you know that a staggering 6 out of 10 people who live in flood risk areas across the country…

Continue reading

photo of flood

COP26

COP26 Water Day: what does it mean for Reading?

Whilst Carbon is at the top of the agenda at COP26, it is actually through Water that most of us…

Continue reading

photo

Water

The Thames Valley Flood Scheme

The Thames Valley Flood Scheme (TVFS) is major project for the Environment Agency. The scheme "...is looking at a catchment…

Continue reading

Resources

Water Saving Calculator

Water is an essential part of life, yet we often use it without thinking about where it comes from. But…

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poster

Water

Rivers of Reading event

The Reading Climate Festival has been a great week of events, all supporting the launch of our new Climate Emergency…

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Water

Find out about the proposed Reading and Caversham Flood Alleviation Scheme

The Environment Agency is hosting 7 public drop-in events from 26 February to 20 March. Come along to find out more…

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Community

About the new strategy consultation – Interview with Chris Beales (former RCCP Chair)

It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is the…

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Fast fashion

Energy

Make Fashion Circular – Say No To Fast Fashion

Clothes are a necessity and for many a way of expressing ourselves and boosting confidence, yet the process of making…

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Education

IPCC Special Report 15 – Global warming of 1.5degC

The IPCC SR15 was released on 8 October 2018 with the strong messages that we have only 12 years to…

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