Amersham Town Council held their first Climate Action Day on Saturday 13 November in St Michaels Square, Amersham. The idea of the day was to offer practical advice to people to help them reduce their own carbon footprint.

We had fifteen different groups offering a diverse range of information. These covered insulation, heating, energy projects, lighting, food waste, repair and recycling. Understanding your carbon footprint was a real eye opener for some who attended with advice on how to reduce it. Vegan food samples were also on offer and proved very popular. Sustainable Amersham gave great advice about how we as individuals impact the environment and ways we can be more sustainable.

Protecting the environment was another important theme with stalls held by Amersham in Bloom, Friends of the Earth, and the Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire WildlifeTrust. Sustainable Amersham, a local community group were able to offer advice and have a range of local projects they are engaged in to help the community. The Women’s Institute’s stall was popular, offering information and practical advice to householders on a variety of climate friendly tips in everyday living.

It was a great day and well received by the public, with lots of positive feedback. We would like to thank all of the groups involved to make this a very worthwhile day.

If you would like to find out more information from some of the groups who attended, you can do so by clicking on the following links:

Sustainable Amersham:

Repair Café:

Berkshire Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire WildlifeTrust:

Friends of the Earth:

Women’s Institute:

Amersham in Bloom:

Community projects: