Climate News and Events from the Forum’s Community Climate Action Project and Other Organisations

There are lots of things going on in the weeks and months ahead that Disabled people can get involved with to help stop climate change. These include events taking place with our own Community Climate Action (CCA) project, The Great Big Green Week and even the UK Government.

Plastic-Free July

Many single-use plastics can be found in the kitchen, making it a great place to start looking at simple swaps.

Single-use plastics are plastic used for throwing away after the first use e.g. plastic packaging on our food, yoghurt pots, all that plastic your online purchases are covered in, flimsy plastic bags, etc.

South Gloucestershire Council has made a video giving people a few ideas about how to be more environmentally-friendly about these plastics.

Watch the video at: https://southglos.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=d80523c882d7ac64e89f5e037&id=acba296bec&e=cc70c3191a

The Great Big Green Week

Be a part of the Great Big Green Week! From the 18 – 26 September! Thousands of events across the UK will celebrate how communities, businesses, faith groups and sports clubs are stepping up to tackle climate change. From litter picks to concerts, there are ways for everyone to get involved and tell our government to up its game on climate change.

To find out more and find local events near you, go to https://greatbiggreenweek.com/

Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) Transition Scheme

Capital grant fund. Public, private, and third sector applicants in England are eligible. To capitalise on the progress made by the Heat Network Investment Project (HNIP) by supporting the development of low and zero carbon (LZC) heat networks (including the supply of cooling). It will increase the utilisation of low-carbon heat in heat networks and contribute towards the overall decarbonisation of heat in the UK. Deadlines 12 Aug and 7 Oct.

To find out more information, go to https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/green-heat-network-fund-ghnf-transition-scheme?dm_i=6MG6,9MJI,1GCX5M,16418,1

CCA Project Survey, Events and Billboard Takeover

Have your say!

Fill in our survey: https://survey.sogosurvey.com/r/ZCIWRp
Easy read survey: https://bristoldef.org.uk/community-climate-action/survey.sogosurvey.com/r/CFWZDr

Attend a Sharing Session!

To help do this work we are running sharing sessions. These sessions will bring together Disabled people with subject experts and council representatives.

You are invited to join these sessions to share your expertise and lived experience as a Disabled person on the issue. Subject experts will listen to us and suggest projects that we could put into our plan and changes that they could make based on what they have learnt from us.

Places are limited for all sessions. Email: cca.bristoldef@gmail.com to take part. Please say which session/s you wish to attend and if you have any access needs.

Nature
When: 26th July, 1.30pm tea and biscuits, 2.00 – 3.30 discussion
Where: Online and St Paul’s Learning Centre.

What is it about: This session will explore how we can improve access to nature for Disabled people in Bristol and what the Disabled community can do to improve nature in Bristol.

Transport
When: 28th July, 10.30am tea and biscuits, 10.45 – 12.30 discussion.
Where: Online and Easton Community Centre.

What is it about: This session will explore how we can make sure that Disabled people can travel in a way that is good for both us and the planet.

Energy
When: 30th July, 12.30 tea and biscuits, 13.00 – 15.00 discussion.
Where: Online and St Paul’s Learning Centre.

What is it about: This session will explore how the Disabled community can use and access energy in ways that are good for both us and the planet.

Billboard takeover!

Help our message go big by donating to our billboard crowdfunder. Every little helps: https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-bdef-make-our-message-go-big

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