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Location Surrey, South East England
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Keywords English county
Published by Phil Green
Published 2014
License CC BY-SA 4.0
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Reduction date 2050
Climate emergency declaration Surrey County Council
Climate emergency centre Staines, Guildford, Farnham

Surrey () is a county in South East England which borders Kent to the east, East Sussex to the southeast, West Sussex to the south, Hampshire to the west, Berkshire to the northwest, and Greater London to the northeast. With about 1.2 million people, Surrey is the 12th-most populous English county, the third-most populous home county, after Kent and Essex, and the third-most populous in the Southeast, after Hampshire and Kent.

Surrey is a relatively affluent county. It has the highest proportion of woodland of counties in England. It has four horse racing courses, and golf courses including the international competition venue at Wentworth.

Guildford is popularly regarded as the county town, although Surrey County Council is currently based in Reigate, having moved from its former headquarters in Kingston-upon-Thames in 2020. Surrey is divided into eleven districts.

Climate action[edit | edit source]

  • What Next?, Godalming based environmental charity, added 10:22, 5 July 2021 (UTC)
  • Dorking Climate Emergency, Surrey based Climate action group, added 17:48, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
We Are Zero Carbon Guildford
Author: Zero Carbon Guildford, Apr 25, 2021
  • Zero Carbon Guildford, helping the borough of Guildford reach carbon neutrality by 2030. Currently acquiring a space to act as a Climate Emergency Centre. added 15:30, 13 May 2021 (UTC)

Surrey declare climate emergency, July 2019 [1]

Biodiversity[edit | edit source]

Open spaces[edit | edit source]

Wikipedia: Parks and open spaces in Surrey (category)

Community energy[edit | edit source]

In the United Kingdom the first sustainable community energy system was pioneered by Woking Borough Council, starting in 1991. The system uses traditional and a phosphoric acid fuel cell co-generation plants, thermal storage, heat fired absorption cooling and photovoltaics (over 9% of the UK's small capacity), to supply both residential and non-residential customers, as well as the Council's own facilities. By end of 2005 there were over 60 generating islands in the Borough.

Despite the investment in the plant, the system delivers cheaper energy than can be supplied from the traditional 'brown energy' suppliers, helping to tackle fuel poverty. It is part of a plan to cut local carbon dioxide emissions by 80% by 2050. Their initiatives won the Council the Queen's Award for Enterprise in 2002. W

Action Surrey - Wikipedia: Woking, Energy policy

Cycling activism[edit | edit source]

Dorking Cycling Club

Food activism[edit | edit source]

Grace + Flavour, community fruit & vegetable-growing co-operative for East & West Horsley.

Reduce, reuse, repair and recycle[edit | edit source]

Farnham Repair Cafe on Facebook

Sustainable transport activism[edit | edit source]

Walking: Wikipedia: Footpaths in Surrey (category)

Waterways:

The River Wey Navigation and Godalming Navigation together provide a 20-mile (32 km) continuous navigable route from the River Thames near Weybridge via Guildford to Godalming (commonly called the Wey Navigation). Both waterways are in Surrey and are owned by the National Trust. The River Wey Navigation connects to the Basingstoke Canal at West Byfleet, and the Godalming Navigation to the Wey and Arun Canal near Shalford. The Navigations consist of both man-made canal cuts and adapted (dredged and straightened) parts of the River Wey.

Resources[edit | edit source]

Networks and sustainability initiatives[edit | edit source]

Maps[edit | edit source]

Surrey Interactive Map

News and comment[edit | edit source]

2020

Six key issues Surrey County Council must address, Sarah Finch, Extinction Rebellion Reigate & Redhill, Feb 3 [3]

2019

In July 2019, Surrey County Council declared climate emergency. Two months later, they gave the go-ahead to plans for four more oil wells at Horse Hill, near Gatwick. To highlight the dangers of more oil drilling in a time of climate emergency, there will be a demonstration in October. Sep 16 [4]

20 years of oil production at Horse Hill approved, Sep 11 [5]

2018

Campaigners celebrate as oil drilling at Surrey Hills site is blocked, Sep 4 [6]

2017

How Farnham UK's Repair Café Takes a Bite Out of Waste, Feb 23 [7]

2010

Surrey moves away from incineration, Jan 6 [8]

2007

Woking: Solar canopy is 'gateway' to town, Sep 11 [9]

2004

Woking shines in providing renewable energy, Jan 26 [10]

Events[edit | edit source]

Regular events

Campaigns[edit | edit source]

Guildford Greenbelt Group

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External links[edit | edit source]

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