Welcome to Nailsworth Climate Action Town (NCAT)

We are a local group dedicated to action on climate change.

Our mission is to increase awareness of climate change in Nailsworth & support practical measures to reduce our town’s carbon footprint. Politically neutral, we believe we can work together as individuals and as a community to bring positive change.

We were formed when a group of local people including Town and District Councillors met on the 29th January 2016 responding to The Paris Agreement of December 2015 agreed by Nations.  We endorse the Paris Pledge 2015, which calls for action from civil society. 

The full list of up-coming dates (including our NCAT monthly meetings) …

JUNE

Wednesday 20th June - NCAT monthly meeting  (Mortimer Rooms, Nailsworth)

Friday 22nd June - 7pm at Arkell Centre (£4) - Film 'Demain' an inspirational look at what people are doing around the world

Saturday 23rd June - 12-4pm at Arkell Centre (Free Entry) :-

The Great Nailsworth Carbon Challenge Workshop

Fun ways to tackle complex problems, for all ages - 12pm onwards tasty low carbon lunch

Childrens crafts & Art exhibition

Stalls on topics including: Reducing Plastics, Bees, Warm & Well Homes, retrofitting homes, School logos competition.

Be Inspired and Make a Carbon Pledge

JULY

Sunday 15th July - St. George’s Church - Short Film & discussion

Wednesday 25th July - NCAT monthly meeting  (Mortimer Rooms, Nailsworth)

AUGUST

No Monthly Meeting (Summer Break)

SEPTEMBER

Wednesday 19th September - NCAT monthly meeting  (Mortimer Rooms, Nailsworth)

OCTOBER

Wednesday 17th October - NCAT monthly meeting  (Mortimer Rooms, Nailsworth)

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 21st November - NCAT monthly meeting  (Mortimer Rooms, Nailsworth)


Our membership includes a wide variety of skills, experience and interests. Please join us.








Themes
  • Buildings

    We are interested in exploring ways to improve the energy efficiency of existing buildings and new build, and to assist in activities that will implement good practice, working with community groups, local businesses and expertise in our locality.


  • Transport

    We want to promote dialogue within the community on how to reduce the level of car use in the town, despite often limited public transport.   


  • Community Energy

    We are keen to explore how public buildings, businesses and community groups, can develop local community energy schemes. There are good examples of domestic and local businesses who have had great success with renewables.


  • Efficiency

    With all the devices in one's house or business - especially larger ones like fridges - greater efficiency can bring great benefits in energy security, bills and demand on the grid.


Learning from Others
We know that all the solutions needed to address climate change have already been implemented somewhere, and often it is simply a question of going out and finding out what has been done elsewhere and making it happen in our town.

This is a picture of a group of us that visited EcoTown Bicester - a leading edge development that has won many awards - to receive a briefing on what they have done, and lessons they have learned.

(c) Nailsworth Climate Action Town
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