Zero Carbon Communities events
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ZCC Green Connect: Sheddit! - building a mobile library of things. Date and time: To be confirmed.
Sheddit! Men's Shed gives a talk on their project to build a mobile library of things to serve Swavesey and the surrounding areas.
Funded through the fourth round of the Zero Carbon Communities project, Sheddit! Men's Shed's mobile library of things, will help to promote a culture of repair and reuse in the area, preventing items from going to waste. Sheddit! is also a wellbeing project, specifically aimed at men. They intend to create a safe space, where the men can come, hang-out and work on a variety of different projects. They aim to help with the shedding of loneliness and depression.
After the talk and a Q & A, participants will be placed in breakout rooms, where they will have the opportunity to share ideas and inspiration with those from other groups around the district.
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Zero Carbon Communities Green Connect - June 2022
Leader of the Council, Cllr Bridget Smith, gave an engaging talk on the Council's ambitions to address the Climate and Ecological Emergencies in the coming years.
Zero Carbon Communities Green Connect - May 2022
Members of community groups and parish councils around South Cambridgeshire came along to this talk to find out how to engage their communities with the climate emergency. Katie Williams from UKYCC and 2G3S gave a talk on research into why some people struggle to engage with the climate movement.
Zero Carbon Communities Green Connect - April 2022
This event was aimed at helping groups wanting to cut down on the carbon emissions coming from their community buildings, whilst minimising your energy costs. David Knight from Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT) gave an informative talk on measures that can be taken to make community buildings more energy efficient.
Climate and Environment Fortnight: 21 February to 7 March 2022
This annual series of events celebrated climate action taking place in the district, and looked at some of the things that the council is doing to mitigate and adapt to climate change in the future. Recordings of each event are available below.
Community Action in Response to the Climate Emergency
This event explored what to do after you've declared a Climate Emergency? Cambridge Carbon Footprint led this session for Parish Councils and community organisations on how to get community action going in your area.
Cycling for Sustainability
Led by local campaign group Camcycle, this session explored action taking place on cycling in the district, including campaigns such as School Streets.
Making your business greener
This case study-based webinar hosted by our Business Support Team featured a panel of speakers demonstrating ways businesses can operate more sustainably, reducing not only their carbon and waste but also being more efficient and saving money by embracing renewable energy.
Planning for the Climate Emergency
Want to know more about how the Council is planning for climate change? This session included information on how the Council is shaping planning policy to help cut carbon emissions and adapt to a changing climate.
Installing Electric Vehicle Charge Points for workplaces and public use
Want to know more about installing Electric Vehicle Charging points? Find out more through our session for Parish Councils, local businesses and residents, which included information on funding options.
Post COVID-19 Community Support Workshop
This session was held by our Sustainable Communities Team and explored sustainability in the widest sense of the word, exploring community led planning and featuring a talk from HIHUB, Histon and Impington’s Community website and communication hub.