Welcome to Nailsworth Climate Action Town (NCAT)

NCAT's main goal is to increase awareness of the climate change challenge in Nailsworth and in the locality, and to engage in and support practical measures to reduce our town’s carbon footprint. We are politically neutral, believing that long-term planning to address global warming requires cross-party collaboration, sustained over many years.

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. 

Our AGM will be held between 7 and 8pm at the Mortimer Rooms, Nailsworth, on Wednesday 

  • 6th December 2017.

Dates for Regular NCAT Meetings in the first 6 months of 2018 are as follows (all 7pm on Wednesdays at Mortimer Rooms, Nailsworth Library): 

  • 17th January
  • 21st February
  • 21st March
  • 18th April
  • 16th May
  • 20th June

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.

More recently, we had a talk at the Arkell Centre by Sarah Ratcliffe, Programme Director of The Better Buildings Partnership, on how to improve sustainability in new and existing buildings. We continue to learn and with your help, we will apply what we have learned.

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