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Berkshire is a ceremonial county and a non-metropolitan county without a county council. The county town is Reading.

Since 1998, Berkshire has been governed by the six unitary authorities of Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham. The ceremonial county borders Oxfordshire (to the north), Buckinghamshire (to the north-east), Greater London (to the east), Surrey (to the south-east), Wiltshire (to the west) and Hampshire (to the south). W

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

  • Reading Sustainability Centre, education project linked to Transition Town Reading and Reading Hydro, with the goal that Reading is recognised as a leader in practical action on sustainability, as well as a great place to live. Mostly virtual at the moment, but working with a variety of partners to support the development of local sustainability experiments as well as 'pop-up' exhibitions and events. added 17:57, 17 January 2022 (UTC)

Community resources[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Reading Climate Action Network

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Parks and open spaces in Berkshire (category)

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Transition Town Reading's Community Orchard Project

Community and voluntary action[edit | edit source]

Reading Voluntary Action - Slough Council for Voluntary Services - Volunteer Centre Slough

Community energy[edit | edit source]

Reading Hydro CBS: Official Opening Ceremony (13th August 2021)
Authors: Reading Hydro CBS, Aug 15, 2021

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Reading Bicycle Kitchen - ReadyBike, Reading's bike hire scheme

Education for sustainability[edit | edit source]

  • Reading International Solidarity Centre, Development Education Centre close to the heart of Reading's town centre that works with schools and community groups to raise the profile of global issues and promote action for sustainability, human rights and social justice. added 12:44, 4 March 2021 (UTC)

The Living Rainforest is an indoor greenhouse tropical rainforest located in Hampstead Norreys in Berkshire, England. It is an ecological centre, educational centre and visitor attraction consisting of three glasshouses, operated and run by the Trust for Sustainable Living. The glasshouses are named Amazonica, Lowlands and Small Islands respectively.

The Living Rainforest has been accredited by the Council for Learning Outside of the Classroom and awarded the LOtC Quality Badge. Each year around 25,000 children visit the Living Rainforest as part of their school's curriculum. It is open 7-days a week from 09:30 to 16:00.

Housing and land[edit | edit source]

see also: Towards a more democratic and climate friendly way of meeting housing need across England

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Walking: Wikipedia: Footpaths in Berkshire (category)

Waterways: Kennet and Avon Canal Trust

News and comment[edit | edit source]


A people-powered legacy: community hydro on the River Thames, Oct 26[1]


Slough council unveils Low Emission Strategy, Nov 27[2]


First 'Green Fest' held in town centre is a success! June[3]


Reading's new borough-wide ReadyBike cycle hire scheme goes live today, June 10[4]


Making Slough Happy, October 25[5]

Resources[edit | edit source]

Past events[edit | edit source]


Oct 1 Reading Town Meal, celebration of local sustainable food

External links[edit | edit source]

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