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Including information on the Isles of Scilly, part of the part of the ceremonial county of Cornwall W

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Sustainability initiatives[edit]

Initiatives by topic[edit]

Biodiversity[edit]

Cornwall Wildlife Trust - Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust - Marine Strandings Network

Wikipedia:Flora and fauna of Cornwall

Climate action[edit]

Cornwall Community Climate Forum

Communities online[edit]

Community Alive Falmouth

Community currencies activism[edit]

Falmouth LETS, Local Exchange Trading Scheme

Community energy[edit]

Community Power Cornwall - Fal Energy Partnership

Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network (WREN) based in Wadebridge, Cornwall, is a grass roots social enterprise aiming to transform the area into the first solar powerered and renewable energy powered town in the UK. The group plans to install 1 MW peak capacity of solar panels; with ten installations already in place and another ninety planned they hope to generate at least a third of its electricity from solar and wind power by 2015.

The WREN Steering Group consists of residents, councillors from Cornwall Council and Wadebridge Town Council, together with representatives of the Wadebridge Chamber of Commerce.

The scheme could also generate £450,000 a year for the town with money coming from a Feed-in tariff which offers a premium price for renewable energy. The county council has granted planning permission for four new solar farms and sent plans for a further five out for consultation. In February 2012 the WREN project was awarded £68,000 as part of the coalition Government's Local Energy Assessment Fund and in May 2012 won an award for Best Third Sector Business in the 2012 Cornwall Business Awards.

In 2013 Stephen Frankel (chairman of WREN) was named South West Sustainable Energy Champion at an award ceremony in Bath. [1]

WREN opened the high street Energy Shop in central Wadebridge in December 2011. WREN has over 1,000 members. Wadebridge launched its own currency in 2012; ‘The Wren’. Wadebridge has been designated as the pilot site for Smart Cornwall, and is pioneering the development of the “Smart Market Town”. [2]

Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network

Cycling activism[edit]

Fal Cycling Campaign - Cycling, Cycle Routes and Trails, information from Cornwall Council

Food activism[edit]

Bosavern Community Farm, near St Just-in-Penwith - Bude for Food Assembly - The Food Guide for West Cornwall - growingtogethercornwall - Incredible Edible Penryn - Keep Cornwall Fed

Trees, woodland and forest[edit]

Truro, Arboretum City, article dated November 2011

News and comment[edit]

2017

Smart energy project to run Isles of Scilly on renewables, storage and EVs, Mar 15 [3]

Cornwall Council approves plans for all of Cornwall's electricity to come from low carbon sources by 2030, Jan 30 [4]

2016

Transition Falmouth Launches Local Food Guide, Nov 30 [5]

Cornwall congratulated for acting on bees and pesticides, Three major South West councils now have neonicotinoid pesticides bans on non-agricultural land, Nov 22 [6]

83.2% voted in St Ives to ban second home owners from buying homes in new developments, May 6 [7]

Europe's first redwood forest planted at Eden Project, Mar 14 [8]

Sunshine to power savings for Wadebridge homes - community energy pilot first of its kind in UK [9]

2015

Car club coming to Truro and Falmouth, October 20 [10]

Former fighter pilot opens community library at Mullion's Old Inn, September 9 [11]

Transition Penwith's journey to a thriving west Cornwall, March 5 [12]

2014

BudeForFood Assembly – Grand Opening Announced, November 17 [13]

Cornwall's carbon neutral farm offers hope for sustainable agriculture, May 1 [14]

Fairtrade Falmouth to welcome Fair Trading cargo sailing ship, March 6 [15]

Cornish town of Wadebridge plans to restore its energy self-sufficiency by 2020, Febraury 25 [16]

2013

How to power Cornwall on renewables, May 6 [17]

2007

Recycling in paradise, [18] July 10

Events[edit]

2015

October 5 - 11 Truro & Falmouth Green Open Homes Week

Interwiki links[edit]

Wikipedia: Cornwall, Eden Project, Environmental aspects (includes paragraph on controversy)


References

This page includes Creative Commons Licensed content from the Sustainable community action wiki on Wikia.
The list of authors can be seen in the history, link via drop down menu at top left of page.

  1. wikipedia:Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network
  2. WREN press room, media information
  3. solarpowerportal.co.uk
  4. cornwall.gov.uk
  5. transitionfalmouth.org.uk
  6. foe.co.uk
  7. thecanary.co
  8. The Guardian
  9. wren.uk.com (date not found)
  10. Transition Truro
  11. falmouthpacket.co.uk
  12. Transition Network
  13. budeandbeyond.co.uk
  14. theguardian.com
  15. Transition Falmouth
  16. theguardian.com
  17. Transition News Cornwall
  18. BBC news


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