Welcome to Nailsworth Climate Action Town (NCAT)

Concerned about heating costs this Winter?  

Then please read this short and informative article "KEEPING WARM vs KEEPING THE BILL DOWN" 

written for NCAT by Professor Gary Raw

NCAT 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) …

OCTOBER

Wednesday 17th October - NCAT monthly meeting  (7pm - 9 pm, Mortimer Rooms, Nailsworth)

NOVEMBER

Wednesday 21st November - NCAT monthly meeting  (7pm - 9pm, Mortimer Rooms, Nailsworth)

Thursday 29th November TALK Alan Whitehead MP Labour’s energy and climate change shadow minister:

Venue Arkell Centre, Nailsworth, 7.15 for 7.30pm start - All NCAT supporters are invited as well as other interested groups; please email our Secretary richardwerskine@hotmail.com if you intend to come. Key over-arching questions we are interested in posing are:

    • How can current Labour Party policies be turned into a holistic plan to urgently transition us to a low carbon sustainable Britain?
    • How can national policy help local communities play their part in this transition to a low carbon future?
You may find it useful to read the Labour Party’s latest policy document prior to the talk - The Green Transformation: Labour's Environment Policy. We hope to have follow-up similar events with other political parties.

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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