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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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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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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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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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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Events

Reading Climate Festival 2021

Reading Climate Festival runs from 20th to 26th September as part of the national Great Big Green Week. It features…

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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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General

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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Adaptation

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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Adaptation

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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Adaptation

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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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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Heatwave advice

Adaptation

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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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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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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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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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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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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Palm oil

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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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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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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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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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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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

Reading Climate Festival runs from 20th to 26th September as part of the national Great Big Green Week. It features…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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.…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

General

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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General

Online Climate Talks from The Science Museum

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

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General

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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Adaptation

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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Adaptation

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.…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

General

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!…

Continue reading

Energy

Creating Warmer Homes

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

Continue reading

Adaptation

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.…

Continue reading

Adaptation

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'.

Continue reading

Heatwave advice

Adaptation

Coping with hot weather

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

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

Adaptation

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'.

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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.…

Continue reading

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

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

Introducing Reading’s Climate Emergency Strategy (consultation)

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

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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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Energy

Creating Warmer Homes

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

Continue reading

Adaptation

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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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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RCAN

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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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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Adaptation

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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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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RCAN

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…

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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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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

General

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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Petfood recycling

Resources

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

Whiskas is the leading partner in a new European pet food container recycling programme to collect the plastic packaging that…

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Palm oil

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

Energy

Creating Warmer Homes

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

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

Adaptation

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'.

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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…

Continue reading

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