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Warwickshire Climate Alliance

Warwickshire Climate Alliance is an umbrella organisation of Warwickshire environmental groups, devoted to pushing for stronger action within the county on the climate emergency.

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Our Aims

We aim to lobby and collaborate with county-wide agencies to develop a serious plan for transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions as quickly as possible, and we seek collaborations with other organisations to develop ideas for reaching that goal.

Public Awareness

We work to raise public awareness of the challenges of climate change, and to enhance the local connections that allow campaigners to share knowledge and collaborate in developing local campaigns.

Our Partners

We know that there are lots of groups already active in the area; we want to provide a way for everyone to see what everyone else is doing, and to provide a first port of call for someone who would like to become active but doesn’t know who to contact. The Environmental Groups Page contains a list of local groups and provides links to their websites.

Current Actions and Issues

Pension Fund Divestment
Campaign to persuade Warwickshire County Council to divest its pension fund from fossil fuel companies
Response to WCC Sustainable Futures'
WCA responded to Warwickshire County Council's 'Sustainable Futures Strategy'

Big Save Roadshows
Residents of Coleshill will be the second of six North Warwickshire towns to experience ‘The Big Save’ roadshow.
Cemex
Rugby Cement - planning application to store recycled materials to add to cement and reduce “embedded carbon”
Beechwood Farm Battery Energy
The project is at an early stage and they would like views on the development proposals.

Sewage Pollution on the River Avon
pdf of slideshow presentation given to WCA by Geoff Sallis

WCA Climate Quiz
Try your hand at our climate quiz and if you enjoy it, why not join us for the Christmas quiz on zoom? Details later in December.
Santa turns a shade of green

Santa turns a shade of green

Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Short story by Neil Kitching, guest blogger at Low Carbon Warwickshire Network and author of Carbon Choices.

‘Whoa!’ Santa shouted.   His reindeer obediently pulled up beneath the canopy of a towering oak tree which stood bare and stark against the starlit sky. Santa jumped, as a voice from above asked ‘why have you stopped here?’ He looked up in surprise to see the outline of an owl perched on a branch. ‘I’m just giving the reindeer a rest,’ explained Santa, ‘as my sleigh’s heavy this year.

‘No surprise there,’ said the Owl.

‘Why do you say that?’ Santa looked puzzled.

‘Because each year I see you give the children more and more parcels.  Larger, heavier parcels, and you use more and more packaging too.'

'But, but … everyone wants a big parcel, don’t they?’ said Santa.  ‘I’m going there,’ he pointed to a farmhouse. ‘A boy and girl live there, all excited about Christmas.’

Owl shook his feathers and looked down.  ‘Just take a minute to think, Santa,’ he said. ‘Your presents might be big, but do they help the children to be happier, healthier, or more content?’

Santa, thought for a moment, wondering what to say.

‘What’s in that parcel?’ asked Owl, pointing with his wing. 

‘It’s an electronic fish to hang on a wall.  When you walk into the room it sings a song.  It’s very clever, it uses a motion sensor.  It’s for their 9-year-old boy.’

Owl frowned. 'That's for a 9-year old boy?'

Read the rest of the story on the LCWN blog

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