It doesn’t matter where people are in their sustainability journey, what their household budget is, and participants do not need to calculate their carbon foot print first. The priority is for people to identify achievable steps (big or small) that they can put into action immediately, to go on to see the benefits day to day and understand the impact of their actions.
This is a one-year action research project, exploring different approaches to help people and communities reduce their carbon footprint. At the same time we are developing tools, templates and guidance so the initiative can be rolled-out to other organisations and scaled up.
The project is being piloted across Somerset, in both urban and rural locations, and includes areas with a high level of deprivation.
People will be supported to:
There are many wonderful ideas that communities can explore together; from swap shops, community energy schemes, community farms, cook and eat clubs, or an EV car share scheme.
We are also interested in hearing from agencies and organisations that are in direct contact with those in need and who may want to work with us to adapt the approach to meet the needs of their clients.