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Bulletins from the Frontline – Whittlesey – An Introduction to Community Organising, 7th December 2019

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Bulletins from the Frontline –  Whittlesey – An Introduction to Community Organising, 7th December 2019

I attended a meeting at Trinity College, Cambridge between 9:30 and 17:00 on Saturday 7th December to learn how best to organise a Community. As a local town councillor (Whittlesey), I am familiar with ‘putting something back’ to the community I am a part of. Like many people, I am passionate about helping slow down…

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Cambridge’s “Open Seneca” tackles air pollution

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Cambridge’s “Open Seneca” tackles air pollution

Air pollution in the UK kills thousands each year, according to a study published earlier this year. In cities such as Cambridge, there are hotspots where adults and children are breathing in dangerous levels of air pollution on a regular basis. Major roads and hotspots in the city centre have some of the highest levels…

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Bulletins from the Frontline: St Neots, 28th November 2019

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Bulletins from the Frontline: St Neots, 28th November 2019

A Climate Emergency was declared by St Neots Town Council on February 26th 2019, along with a commitment to work towards carbon zero – as an organisation – by 2030. A working group of interested councillors and residents was formed to report back within 6 months, on how to achieve this. Local company Energise, which…

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Bulletins from the Frontline: Hardwick, 2nd November 2019

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Bulletins from the Frontline: Hardwick, 2nd November 2019

By Shaun Hughes, Climate Leader, Hardwick Hi Climate Champions, Congratulations to _ for organising the first meeting to kickstart the Fields of Grace project on Monday 11th November (7:45 in the Community room of the Hardwick School). Who’s next? On 22nd October many of us attended the Parish Council meeting to hear a presentation for…

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Recently, our village of Histon and Impington declared a climate emergency – here’s why yours should too

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Recently, our village of Histon and Impington declared a climate emergency – here’s why yours should too

By Simon Beard and Pippa Heylings By all accounts, the last meeting of Histon and Impington Parish Council was like no other. Not only was the hall packed with members of the public, but the evening’s business had to be re-scheduled to allow many of them to go home for bed-time. The Histon and Impington…

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Top 5 Tips for declaring a Climate Emergency in your Town or Village

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By Ros Hathorn, Histon and Impington 1. Work out why this is important to you personally and what is it that motivates you to do this. This is really important as there will be times when people question what you are doing and if you are clear about your personal reasons for doing it you…

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