Nature

Green roof for recycling boxes

If recycling boxes or wheeliebins are cluttering up your porch or garden, consider constructing a home for them with a…

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ReadingCAN at Reading Town Meal 2020

It was great to be able to share some of the thing we are planning to do in our new…

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Feed your soil with food waste

The first draft of our food waste fermentation and composting advice is available and we'd love some feedback to nature@readingcan.org.uk…

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Water

Protected: Notes from Water Theme Group meeting – 24 July 2020

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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Adaptation

Climate Change and Class – Interview with Chris Beales

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

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Big Butterfly Count 17th July to 9th August

The early Spring meant the earliest average emergence of butterflies in the last 20 years. . Please spend just 15…

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Rewilding Reading

You 've probably noticed that Reading Borough Council is leaving a number of grass verges and roundabouts to grow longer…

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Energy

Renewable Heat & Heat Pumps webinar 6th August

Interested in installing air source heat pumps in domestic buildings? Then join this free zoom seminar from Bath and West…

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Introducing Reading’s Climate Emergency Strategy (consultation)

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

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RCCP board

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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Energy

Reading University Energy Manager top in public sector

[caption id="attachment_1922" align="alignright" width="300"] EMA award winner 2019[/caption] The University’s Energy & Sustainability Manager, Dan Fernbank, has been awarded Public…

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Got a few moments to spare these strange days?

[caption id="attachment_725" align="alignnone" width="300"] Reading Rowing Club with River Thames in flood[/caption] Then help climate scientists understand past rainfall variations…

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Adaptation

How do we finance the changes to net zero?

John Christensen, who chairs the Tax Justice Network,  gave a great talk on equitable options to finance the necessary changes…

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Adaptation

Climate Change and Class – Interview with Chris Beales

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

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Adaptation

How do we finance the changes to net zero?

John Christensen, who chairs the Tax Justice Network,  gave a great talk on equitable options to finance the necessary changes…

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Adaptation

Climate Change and Children – Interview with Chris Beales (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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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

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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Adaptation

How do we finance the changes to net zero?

John Christensen, who chairs the Tax Justice Network,  gave a great talk on equitable options to finance the necessary changes…

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Business

Grants of up to £5,000 now available to SMEs for energy efficiency projects

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

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Reading Business CAN

Over 50 organisations gathered on 2nd October 2019 to contribute to the development of the Reading Climate Change Strategy and…

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Community

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

Reading Transport Strategy Consultation

We’re planning for the future of transport in Reading and we want to know what you think.   Transport matters…

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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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Help us write the new Climate Strategy for Reading

We had a fantastic launch event on the 13th June. This opened the 6 month consultation on the 3rd Reading…

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/9LEh5MoTS88[/embed] It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is…

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Community

Is your cat addicted to whiskas? new recycling scheme in place

[caption id="attachment_1381" align="aligncenter" width="525"] well fed cat[/caption] Whiskas is the leading partner in a new European pet food container recycling…

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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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Community

Reading Schools Climate Change Summit 2018

The annual UN Climate Conference, COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland. It started on the 2nd Dec and will finish on…

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28 Sept – Reading Town Meal

[caption id="attachment_787" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Lunch is ready[/caption] Come and join us at the Reading Town Meal on Saturday 29th September.…

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Climate Just website

"Climate Just is an information tool designed to help with the delivery of equitable responses to climate change at the local…

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Reading Transport Strategy Consultation

We’re planning for the future of transport in Reading and we want to know what you think.   Transport matters…

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Community

Help us write the new Climate Strategy for Reading

We had a fantastic launch event on the 13th June. This opened the 6 month consultation on the 3rd Reading…

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Consultations

Consultation on extending controls on single use plastic bags

This proposes to extend the single use carrier bag charge in England to all retailers, and also proposes to increase…

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Consultations

Consultation on protecting trees and woodland

DEFRA proposes  four new measures designed to increase transparency and accountability in the process of felling street trees and to…

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Consultations

Consulation on net gain for biodiversity in the planning system

DEFRA is consulting on their proposals to make biodiversity net gain necessary for developments when granting planning permission. This approach …

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Consultations

Reading & Caversham Flood Scheme Drop in event on 6th December

The Environment Agency is investigating options to reduce flood risk in north Reading and Lower Caversham. Flooding in this area…

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Consultations

Government Consultation on Household waste duty of care: updating the guidance

The Duty of Care is the requirement for the producers of waste to take adequate care about disposal, such as not…

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Consultations

Government Consultation on Feed–in-tariffs scheme

This consultation is seeking views on the closure of the scheme  for small-scale low-carbon installations to new applicants from March…

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Consultations

Government Consultation on The future for small-scale low-carbon generation

This seeks to identify the challenges and opportunities from small-scale low carbon electricity generation in contributing to government’s objectives for…

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Consultations

Reading & Caversham flood scheme consultation

[caption id="attachment_677" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Map showing Proposed flood alleviation scheme for Reading and Caversham (option 3)[/caption]   The Environment Agency…

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Consultations

Government Consultation on Air Quality: Draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

The Government is seeking views on a new Clean Air Strategy, and on actions to improve air quality by reducing…

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Community

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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Education

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

https://youtu.be/m0aQyM23vNg This is the third in the series of interviews with Ayo Sokale, in which Ayo asks me '...what things you…

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Community

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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Community

Help us write the new Climate Strategy for Reading

We had a fantastic launch event on the 13th June. This opened the 6 month consultation on the 3rd Reading…

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Community

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/9LEh5MoTS88[/embed] It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is…

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Education

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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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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Education

Make fashion circular – Say no to Fast Fashion

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

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Education

The Circular Economy – Amsterdam rethinking progress for a better future

Overview 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 Schools Climate Change Summit 2018

The annual UN Climate Conference, COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland. It started on the 2nd Dec and will finish on…

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Education

Reading Schools’ Climate Conference – 5th December 2018

[gallery link="file" ids="1069,1068,1067" orderby="rand"] 190 countries will meet in Katowice, Poland in December for the annual UN Climate Conference, COP24…

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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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Education

ICN Schools Summit

It was my great pleasure to attend the InterClimate network (ICN) National Summit, on the 27 June. And it is…

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Energy

Renewable Heat & Heat Pumps webinar 6th August

Interested in installing air source heat pumps in domestic buildings? Then join this free zoom seminar from Bath and West…

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Energy

Reading University Energy Manager top in public sector

[caption id="attachment_1922" align="alignright" width="300"] EMA award winner 2019[/caption] The University’s Energy & Sustainability Manager, Dan Fernbank, has been awarded Public…

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Business

Grants of up to £5,000 now available to SMEs for energy efficiency projects

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Reading Hydro Share Offer is now OPEN

Exciting News: the Reading Hydro scheme has all of its necessary permits and will be built and commissioned in 2020…

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Education

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

https://youtu.be/m0aQyM23vNg This is the third in the series of interviews with Ayo Sokale, in which Ayo asks me '...what things you…

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Community

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We had a fantastic launch event on the 13th June. This opened the 6 month consultation on the 3rd Reading…

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Community

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/9LEh5MoTS88[/embed] It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is…

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Education

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

Invest in renewable energy with Reading Community Energy Society

Reading Community Energy Society (RCES) is launching a new community share offer this week, inviting local people and organisations to…

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Education

Make fashion circular – Say no to Fast Fashion

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

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Energy

31 Jan: Presenting Reading Climate Change Strategy

Chris Beales (RCCP Chair) and Ben Burfoot (RBC Sustainability Manager) will present the Reading Climate Change Strategy, and discuss plans…

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Reading Schools Climate Change Summit 2018

The annual UN Climate Conference, COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland. It started on the 2nd Dec and will finish on…

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Energy

Renewable Heat & Heat Pumps webinar 6th August

Interested in installing air source heat pumps in domestic buildings? Then join this free zoom seminar from Bath and West…

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Reading Schools Climate Change Summit 2018

The annual UN Climate Conference, COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland. It started on the 2nd Dec and will finish on…

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Get Involved

Feed your soil with food waste

The first draft of our food waste fermentation and composting advice is available and we'd love some feedback to nature@readingcan.org.uk…

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Big Butterfly Count 17th July to 9th August

The early Spring meant the earliest average emergence of butterflies in the last 20 years. . Please spend just 15…

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Rewilding Reading

You 've probably noticed that Reading Borough Council is leaving a number of grass verges and roundabouts to grow longer…

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Got a few moments to spare these strange days?

[caption id="attachment_725" align="alignnone" width="300"] Reading Rowing Club with River Thames in flood[/caption] Then help climate scientists understand past rainfall variations…

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Community

Reading Transport Strategy Consultation

We’re planning for the future of transport in Reading and we want to know what you think.   Transport matters…

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Community

Help us write the new Climate Strategy for Reading

We had a fantastic launch event on the 13th June. This opened the 6 month consultation on the 3rd Reading…

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Community

Is your cat addicted to whiskas? new recycling scheme in place

[caption id="attachment_1381" align="aligncenter" width="525"] well fed cat[/caption] Whiskas is the leading partner in a new European pet food container recycling…

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Climate Emergency for Reading (update)

Brilliant news! Reading Borough Council unanimously voted to declare a Climate Emergency for Reading on Tuesday 26 February 2019. See…

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Another Tawny Owl Survey requiring help (from your armchair)

[caption id="attachment_937" align="alignnone" width="300"] Tawny owl on perch[/caption] Can you spare 20 minutes a week during this Winter? The new…

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Community

28 Sept – Reading Town Meal

[caption id="attachment_787" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Lunch is ready[/caption] Come and join us at the Reading Town Meal on Saturday 29th September.…

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Tawny Owl Surveying: help needed

The British Trust for Ornithology is commencing two tawny owl surveys this summer to assess distribution. The first, the tawny…

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Adaptation

Climate Change and Children – Interview with Chris Beales (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

Coping with hot weather

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Reading Schools Climate Change Summit 2018

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ReadingCAN at Reading Town Meal 2020

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Business

Grants of up to £5,000 now available to SMEs for energy efficiency projects

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Reading Hydro: all shares sold!

thanks to everyone who supported this new renewable energy scheme for Reading,. Construction can now start

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Adaptation

Climate Change and Children – Interview with Chris Beales (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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Reading Hydro Share Offer is now OPEN

Exciting News: the Reading Hydro scheme has all of its necessary permits and will be built and commissioned in 2020…

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Community

Help us write the new Climate Strategy for Reading

We had a fantastic launch event on the 13th June. This opened the 6 month consultation on the 3rd Reading…

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Community

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/9LEh5MoTS88[/embed] It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is…

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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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Energy

Invest in renewable energy with Reading Community Energy Society

Reading Community Energy Society (RCES) is launching a new community share offer this week, inviting local people and organisations to…

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Education

Make fashion circular – Say no to Fast Fashion

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

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Community

Reading Schools Climate Change Summit 2018

The annual UN Climate Conference, COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland. It started on the 2nd Dec and will finish on…

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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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Nature

Green roof for recycling boxes

If recycling boxes or wheeliebins are cluttering up your porch or garden, consider constructing a home for them with a…

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ReadingCAN at Reading Town Meal 2020

It was great to be able to share some of the thing we are planning to do in our new…

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Feed your soil with food waste

The first draft of our food waste fermentation and composting advice is available and we'd love some feedback to nature@readingcan.org.uk…

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Big Butterfly Count 17th July to 9th August

The early Spring meant the earliest average emergence of butterflies in the last 20 years. . Please spend just 15…

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What’s the problem with palm oil?

One of the most ubiquitous materials in the World, palm oil is used in around half of all toiletries, cosmetics…

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Community

Help us write the new Climate Strategy for Reading

We had a fantastic launch event on the 13th June. This opened the 6 month consultation on the 3rd Reading…

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Community

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/9LEh5MoTS88[/embed] It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is…

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Education

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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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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Education

Make fashion circular – Say no to Fast Fashion

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Consultations

Consultation on protecting trees and woodland

DEFRA proposes  four new measures designed to increase transparency and accountability in the process of felling street trees and to…

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Consultations

Consulation on net gain for biodiversity in the planning system

DEFRA is consulting on their proposals to make biodiversity net gain necessary for developments when granting planning permission. This approach …

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ReadingCAN at Reading Town Meal 2020

It was great to be able to share some of the thing we are planning to do in our new…

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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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Our Strategy

Chair on public consultation launch of our new Climate Emergency Strategy

It is of course a challenging time to be launching this consultation. With the concern about the spread of the…

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Our Strategy

Reading Climate Strike – Sept 2019

Well I needed a bit of a pick-me-up - joining the Reading Schools Climate Strike today certainly gave me that!…

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Community

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/9LEh5MoTS88[/embed] It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is…

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Climate Emergency for Reading (update)

Brilliant news! Reading Borough Council unanimously voted to declare a Climate Emergency for Reading on Tuesday 26 February 2019. See…

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Energy

31 Jan: Presenting Reading Climate Change Strategy

Chris Beales (RCCP Chair) and Ben Burfoot (RBC Sustainability Manager) will present the Reading Climate Change Strategy, and discuss plans…

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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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Adaptation

Climate Change and Class – Interview with Chris Beales

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

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Adaptation

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

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RCAN

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 Climate Strike – Sept 2019

Well I needed a bit of a pick-me-up - joining the Reading Schools Climate Strike today certainly gave me that!…

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Education

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

https://youtu.be/m0aQyM23vNg This is the third in the series of interviews with Ayo Sokale, in which Ayo asks me '...what things you…

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RCAN

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

https://youtu.be/fUaR7SdFBqY In this second interview with Ayo Sokale, I talk about the Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP): who we are, and…

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Community

Help us write the new Climate Strategy for Reading

We had a fantastic launch event on the 13th June. This opened the 6 month consultation on the 3rd Reading…

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Community

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/9LEh5MoTS88[/embed] It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is…

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Energy

Invest in renewable energy with Reading Community Energy Society

Reading Community Energy Society (RCES) is launching a new community share offer this week, inviting local people and organisations to…

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Privacy policy

Under the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 you have the right to know what data is held under your name,…

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RCAN

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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Community

Climate Just website

"Climate Just is an information tool designed to help with the delivery of equitable responses to climate change at the local…

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RCAN

Keeping in touch

If you would like to be added to our limited mailing group, please send us an e-mail climate.changereading.gov.uk. We will…

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Energy

31 Jan: Presenting Reading Climate Change Strategy

Chris Beales (RCCP Chair) and Ben Burfoot (RBC Sustainability Manager) will present the Reading Climate Change Strategy, and discuss plans…

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Community

Reading Schools Climate Change Summit 2018

The annual UN Climate Conference, COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland. It started on the 2nd Dec and will finish on…

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Consultations

Reading & Caversham Flood Scheme Drop in event on 6th December

The Environment Agency is investigating options to reduce flood risk in north Reading and Lower Caversham. Flooding in this area…

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Education

Reading Schools’ Climate Conference – 5th December 2018

[gallery link="file" ids="1069,1068,1067" orderby="rand"] 190 countries will meet in Katowice, Poland in December for the annual UN Climate Conference, COP24…

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Community

28 Sept – Reading Town Meal

[caption id="attachment_787" align="aligncenter" width="615"] Lunch is ready[/caption] Come and join us at the Reading Town Meal on Saturday 29th September.…

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RCAN Events

Reading Fringe festival – Climate Symposium

[caption id="attachment_1023" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Reading Fringe festival 2018 Climate Symposium[/caption] CLIMATE SYMPOSIUM: “A WORLD WITHOUT…..” This Friday, 27th July -…

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Adaptation

Climate Change and Class – Interview with Chris Beales

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

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RCCP board

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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Our Strategy

Chair on public consultation launch of our new Climate Emergency Strategy

It is of course a challenging time to be launching this consultation. With the concern about the spread of the…

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RCCP board

RCCP Board Minutes 2019

Please see following meeting minutes from our 2019 RCCP Board meetings. RCCP Minutes 18 Oct 2019 RCCP Minutes 9 Jul…

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Adaptation

Climate Change and Children – Interview with Chris Beales (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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RCAN

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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Adaptation

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

Reading Climate Strike – Sept 2019

Well I needed a bit of a pick-me-up - joining the Reading Schools Climate Strike today certainly gave me that!…

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Education

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

https://youtu.be/m0aQyM23vNg This is the third in the series of interviews with Ayo Sokale, in which Ayo asks me '...what things you…

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RCAN

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

https://youtu.be/fUaR7SdFBqY In this second interview with Ayo Sokale, I talk about the Reading Climate Change Partnership (RCCP): who we are, and…

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Community

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/9LEh5MoTS88[/embed] It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is…

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RCCP board

RCCP Chair – 1 year on

It's Spring again, and I can't believe I'm half-way through my term as chair of the RCCP. The board met…

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RCCP board

January 2019 Reading Climate Change Partnership Board meeting

The quarterly RCCP Board meeting took place on Jan 25th.  The board spent time discussing the process for developing Reading’s…

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Energy

Ground source heat pumps for Reading

This ‘Reading Climate Forum’ event was held at on  20 November 2017, in the conference hall at RISC – 35…

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Reading Climate Forum

The effect of architecture on urban design

[caption id="attachment_17" align="alignleft" width="211"] Effect of architecture on urban design[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17" width="211" align="alignleft"][/caption] Professor Lorraine Farrelly - Thursday 17th…

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Reading Climate Forum

Reading’s Water Supply in a Changing World

[caption id="attachment_15" align="alignleft" width="212"] Reading's water supply in a Changing Climate[/caption] Michael Bright and Chris Beales - Friday 4th November…

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Reading Climate Forum

Low-Carbon Energy Techniques

[caption id="attachment_14" align="alignleft" width="212"] Low carbon energy techniquesd[/caption] Rayner Mayer, Sue Roberts and Lee Webster - 17 October 2016 This…

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Reading Climate Forum

Influencing the Local Plan Process

[caption id="attachment_13" align="alignleft" width="212"] Influencing the local planning process[/caption]

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Reading Climate Forum

How to save on space-heating

[caption id="attachment_12" align="alignleft" width="212"] Home energy saving talk[/caption] This is the first of our Autumn 2016 series of public talks…

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Reading Climate Forum

Climate justice and sustainable development – an interactive discussion

[caption id="attachment_11" align="alignleft" width="212"] Climate Justice poster[/caption] Rayner Mayer - 29 June 2016 Dr Rayner Mayer (from Sciotech Projects and…

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Reading Climate Forum

Climate Change impacts on food security – learning from past shocks

[caption id="attachment_10" align="alignleft" width="212"] Climate Change and Food Security poster[/caption] Dr Jacob Bishop - 25 May 2016 Dr Jacob Bishop…

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Reading Climate Forum

Carbon Pricing – so polluters pay and people profit

[caption id="attachment_9" align="alignleft" width="212"] Carbon Pricing poster[/caption] Clive Elsworth - 30 March 2016 On Wednesday 30th March the second in…

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Reading Climate Forum

Extreme Events and Climate Chanage

Chris Beales - 16 March 2016 A series of ‘climate forums’ kicked off on Wednesday 16 March when Chris Beales,…

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Nature

Green roof for recycling boxes

If recycling boxes or wheeliebins are cluttering up your porch or garden, consider constructing a home for them with a…

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Low Carbon

ReadingCAN at Reading Town Meal 2020

It was great to be able to share some of the thing we are planning to do in our new…

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Feed your soil with food waste

The first draft of our food waste fermentation and composting advice is available and we'd love some feedback to nature@readingcan.org.uk…

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Resources

National Trust announce a 25p discount for those bringing reuseable cups

Next time you visit a National Trust property remember your reusable cup and claim a 25p discount for the hot…

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Nature

What’s the problem with palm oil?

One of the most ubiquitous materials in the World, palm oil is used in around half of all toiletries, cosmetics…

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Community

Help us write the new Climate Strategy for Reading

We had a fantastic launch event on the 13th June. This opened the 6 month consultation on the 3rd Reading…

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Community

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/9LEh5MoTS88[/embed] It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is…

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Education

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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Community

Is your cat addicted to whiskas? new recycling scheme in place

[caption id="attachment_1381" align="aligncenter" width="525"] well fed cat[/caption] Whiskas is the leading partner in a new European pet food container recycling…

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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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Education

Make fashion circular – Say no to Fast Fashion

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

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Consultations

Consultation on extending controls on single use plastic bags

This proposes to extend the single use carrier bag charge in England to all retailers, and also proposes to increase…

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Education

The Circular Economy – Amsterdam rethinking progress for a better future

Overview 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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Reading Climate Forum

Climate justice and sustainable development – an interactive discussion

[caption id="attachment_11" align="alignleft" width="212"] Climate Justice poster[/caption] Rayner Mayer - 29 June 2016 Dr Rayner Mayer (from Sciotech Projects and…

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Reading Climate Forum

Climate Change impacts on food security – learning from past shocks

[caption id="attachment_10" align="alignleft" width="212"] Climate Change and Food Security poster[/caption] Dr Jacob Bishop - 25 May 2016 Dr Jacob Bishop…

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Reading Climate Forum

Carbon Pricing – so polluters pay and people profit

[caption id="attachment_9" align="alignleft" width="212"] Carbon Pricing poster[/caption] Clive Elsworth - 30 March 2016 On Wednesday 30th March the second in…

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Reading Climate Forum

Extreme Events and Climate Chanage

Chris Beales - 16 March 2016 A series of ‘climate forums’ kicked off on Wednesday 16 March when Chris Beales,…

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Energy

Ground source heat pumps for Reading

This ‘Reading Climate Forum’ event was held at on  20 November 2017, in the conference hall at RISC – 35…

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Reading Climate Forum

The effect of architecture on urban design

[caption id="attachment_17" align="alignleft" width="211"] Effect of architecture on urban design[/caption] [caption id="attachment_17" width="211" align="alignleft"][/caption] Professor Lorraine Farrelly - Thursday 17th…

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Reading Climate Forum

Reading’s Water Supply in a Changing World

[caption id="attachment_15" align="alignleft" width="212"] Reading's water supply in a Changing Climate[/caption] Michael Bright and Chris Beales - Friday 4th November…

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Reading Climate Forum

Low-Carbon Energy Techniques

[caption id="attachment_14" align="alignleft" width="212"] Low carbon energy techniquesd[/caption] Rayner Mayer, Sue Roberts and Lee Webster - 17 October 2016 This…

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Reading Climate Forum

Influencing the Local Plan Process

[caption id="attachment_13" align="alignleft" width="212"] Influencing the local planning process[/caption]

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Reading Climate Forum

How to save on space-heating

[caption id="attachment_12" align="alignleft" width="212"] Home energy saving talk[/caption] This is the first of our Autumn 2016 series of public talks…

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Community

Help us write the new Climate Strategy for Reading

We had a fantastic launch event on the 13th June. This opened the 6 month consultation on the 3rd Reading…

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Community

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/9LEh5MoTS88[/embed] It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is…

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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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Adaptation

Climate Change and Children – Interview with Chris Beales (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

Reading Transport Strategy Consultation

We’re planning for the future of transport in Reading and we want to know what you think.   Transport matters…

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Community

Help us write the new Climate Strategy for Reading

We had a fantastic launch event on the 13th June. This opened the 6 month consultation on the 3rd Reading…

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Community

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/9LEh5MoTS88[/embed] It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is…

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Community

Reading Schools Climate Change Summit 2018

The annual UN Climate Conference, COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland. It started on the 2nd Dec and will finish on…

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Consultations

Government Consultation on Air Quality: Draft Clean Air Strategy 2018

The Government is seeking views on a new Clean Air Strategy, and on actions to improve air quality by reducing…

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Low Carbon

ReadingCAN at Reading Town Meal 2020

It was great to be able to share some of the thing we are planning to do in our new…

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Get Involved

Feed your soil with food waste

The first draft of our food waste fermentation and composting advice is available and we'd love some feedback to nature@readingcan.org.uk…

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Big Butterfly Count 17th July to 9th August

The early Spring meant the earliest average emergence of butterflies in the last 20 years. . Please spend just 15…

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Rewilding Reading

You 've probably noticed that Reading Borough Council is leaving a number of grass verges and roundabouts to grow longer…

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Adaptation

How do we finance the changes to net zero?

John Christensen, who chairs the Tax Justice Network,  gave a great talk on equitable options to finance the necessary changes…

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Low Carbon

Reading Hydro: all shares sold!

thanks to everyone who supported this new renewable energy scheme for Reading,. Construction can now start

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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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Education

Reading Schools’ Climate Conference – 5th December 2018

[gallery link="file" ids="1069,1068,1067" orderby="rand"] 190 countries will meet in Katowice, Poland in December for the annual UN Climate Conference, COP24…

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Low Carbon

ReadingCAN at Reading Town Meal 2020

It was great to be able to share some of the thing we are planning to do in our new…

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Water

Protected: Notes from Water Theme Group meeting – 24 July 2020

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Got a few moments to spare these strange days?

[caption id="attachment_725" align="alignnone" width="300"] Reading Rowing Club with River Thames in flood[/caption] Then help climate scientists understand past rainfall variations…

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Community

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

Help us write the new Climate Strategy for Reading

We had a fantastic launch event on the 13th June. This opened the 6 month consultation on the 3rd Reading…

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Community

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

[embed]https://youtu.be/9LEh5MoTS88[/embed] It was my great pleasure to be interviewed by Ayo Sokale - one of Caversham's new Councillors. This is…

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Education

Make fashion circular – Say no to Fast Fashion

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

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Community

Reading Schools Climate Change Summit 2018

The annual UN Climate Conference, COP24 is taking place in Katowice, Poland. It started on the 2nd Dec and will finish on…

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Consultations

Reading & Caversham Flood Scheme Drop in event on 6th December

The Environment Agency is investigating options to reduce flood risk in north Reading and Lower Caversham. Flooding in this area…

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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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Consultations

Reading & Caversham flood scheme consultation

[caption id="attachment_677" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Map showing Proposed flood alleviation scheme for Reading and Caversham (option 3)[/caption]   The Environment Agency…

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Reading Climate Forum

Reading’s Water Supply in a Changing World

[caption id="attachment_15" align="alignleft" width="212"] Reading's water supply in a Changing Climate[/caption] Michael Bright and Chris Beales - Friday 4th November…

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