General

Stopping surplus food from becoming waste: Reading’s food rescuers

A lot of the focus of Food Waste Action Week is, rightly, upon reducing the amount of food we waste…

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General

On 26th February 2019 Reading Borough Council declared a climate emergency on behalf of the wider community To mark the…

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Climate Activity Pack

General

Get Involved with our Climate Activity Pack

Encouraging young people to engage in climate change issues This climate activity pack has been created in collaboration with local…

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Plant a tree

Nature

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

We are all encouraged to plant a tree for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year. These can go into the…

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Flood risk

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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Cost of flooding

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…

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COP 26

General

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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Water

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

Transport

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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Resources

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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Environmental groups

General

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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re3 A1 waste picker

Resources

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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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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Reading's First Adaptation Plan

Adaptation

Reading’s first Adaptation Plan

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

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Adaptation

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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Low Carbon Workplaces

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

Business

£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

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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Energy

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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warm homes

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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Insulate your home and save energy

Energy

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

Business

£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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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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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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University of Reading

Energy

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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Earth Hour

Energy

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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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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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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Events

Reading Climate Festival 2021 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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General

Stopping surplus food from becoming waste: Reading’s food rescuers

A lot of the focus of Food Waste Action Week is, rightly, upon reducing the amount of food we waste…

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General

On 26th February 2019 Reading Borough Council declared a climate emergency on behalf of the wider community To mark the…

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Climate Activity Pack

General

Get Involved with our Climate Activity Pack

Encouraging young people to engage in climate change issues This climate activity pack has been created in collaboration with local…

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COP 26

General

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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Environmental groups

General

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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Taking climate action

General

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

General

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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COP26 Logo

General

What is COP?

This article was written by Tracey Rawling Church, Co-Chair of Reading Climate Action Network The initials actually stand for Conference…

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Cumberland Lodge

General

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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Reading International Festival 2021

General

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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Glasgow

General

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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General

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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General

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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Get Involved

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

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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General

Stopping surplus food from becoming waste: Reading’s food rescuers

A lot of the focus of Food Waste Action Week is, rightly, upon reducing the amount of food we waste…

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Health

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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world food day

Health

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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Get Involved

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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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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General

Stopping surplus food from becoming waste: Reading’s food rescuers

A lot of the focus of Food Waste Action Week is, rightly, upon reducing the amount of food we waste…

Continue reading

Plant a tree

Nature

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

We are all encouraged to plant a tree for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year. These can go into the…

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Nature

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

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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Palm oil

Nature

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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General

Stopping surplus food from becoming waste: Reading’s food rescuers

A lot of the focus of Food Waste Action Week is, rightly, upon reducing the amount of food we waste…

Continue reading

Plant a tree

Nature

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

We are all encouraged to plant a tree for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee this year. These can go into the…

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Resources

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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re3 A1 waste picker

Resources

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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world food day

Health

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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Low Carbon Workplaces

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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warm homes

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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Get Involved

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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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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

Palm oil

Nature

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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Climate Activity Pack

General

Get Involved with our Climate Activity Pack

Encouraging young people to engage in climate change issues This climate activity pack has been created in collaboration with local…

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Schools

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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Transport Day at COP26

Transport

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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Lumo

Transport

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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Schools

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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Get Involved

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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Flood risk

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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Cost of flooding

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…

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Water

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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Flood risk

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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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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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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Flood risk

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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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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