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  • Penzance wins first plastic-free status award to help clean up beaches, Dec 5, 2017[1]
  • Cornish coastline plan offers new haven for rare seabirds, Dec 3, 2017[2]
  • Smart energy project to run Isles of Scilly on renewables, storage and EVs, Mar 15, 2017[3]
  • Cornwall Council approves plans for all of Cornwall's electricity to come from low carbon sources by 2030, Jan 30, 2017[4]

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Cornwall (; Cornish: Kernow [ˈkɛrnɔʊ]) is a ceremonial county in South West England. It is recognised as one of the Celtic nations and is the homeland of the Cornish people. The county is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, Devon to the east, and the English Channel to the south. The largest settlement is Falmouth, and the county town is Truro.

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Climate action[edit | edit source]

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Cornwall Beaver Project: The story so far
Authors: Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Jan 11, 2018

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

Wikipedia:Flora and fauna of Cornwall

Trees, woodland and forest[edit | edit source]

Truro, Arboretum City, article dated November 2011

Communities online[edit | edit source]

Community Alive Falmouth

Community currencies activism[edit | edit source]

Falmouth LETS, Local Exchange Trading Scheme

Community energy[edit | edit source]

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.[5]

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".[6]

Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

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

Food activism[edit | edit source]

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

Housing and land[edit | edit source]

Past events[edit | edit source]


October 5 - 11 Truro & Falmouth Green Open Homes Week

External links[edit | edit source]

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

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