|Location||South East England|
|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 wealthy 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 based extraterritorially at Kingston upon Thames. Surrey is divided into eleven districts.
Surrey community action[edit | edit source]
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Climate action[edit | edit source]
Surrey declare climate emergency, July 2019 
- Staines, Guildford and Farnham have Climate emergency centre groups 
- Extinction Rebellion Reigate and Redhill
- Horse Hill Rebel Alliance on facebook
- What is Surrey County Council doing about climate change? surreycc.gov.uk
Biodiversity[edit | edit source]
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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
Cycling activism[edit | edit source]
Food activism[edit | edit source]
Grace + Flavour, community fruit & vegetable-growing co-operative for East & West Horsley.
Open spaces[edit | edit source]
Wikipedia: Parks and open spaces in Surrey (category)
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)
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.
- River Wey and Wey Navigations Community Site
- The Wey & Arun Canal Trust, Wikipedia:Wey and Arun Canal
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Six key issues Surrey County Council must address, Sarah Finch, Extinction Rebellion Reigate & Redhill, Feb 3 
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 
20 years of oil production at Horse Hill approved, Sep 11 
Campaigners celebrate as oil drilling at Surrey Hills site is blocked, Sep 4 
How Farnham UK’s Repair Café Takes a Bite Out of Waste, Feb 23 
Surrey moves away from incineration, Jan 6 
Woking: Solar canopy is 'gateway' to town, Sep 11 
Woking shines in providing renewable energy, Jan 26 
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