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Stroud Town CAN Launch

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Tomorrow (11th September) sees the launch of a partnership which will help members of the community connect to exciting projects focussing on carbon reduction and nature recovery.

Partner organisations including Transition Stroud, Stroud Nature and Stroud Valleys Project have come together to share ideas, opportunities and projects to support the community in the drive to cut the Town's carbon emissions.

The group has a space at the Retrofit Fair, organised by Nailsworth Climate Action Network, which is being held at the Subscription Rooms on Saturday 11 September from 9.30 - 3.00pm.

Members of the Stroud Town Community Action Network will be available to chat about the WAS Way, wildflowers for pollinators, nature recovery projects and tree planting in our community.

There will also be a selection of free seeds you can pick up to begin a nature recovery journey in your own garden as well as maps and leaflets about the WAS Way walk.

ST CAN partner Steve Roberts, from Stroud Nature, said: "As creators of the annual Stroud Festival of Nature, we seek to bring local organisations and people together to work collectively for our local environment, in particular the places where we live, work and play, including our own gardens."

The launch will also combine a new website which details some of the projects being delivered by member organisations, Stroud Valleys Projects, Stroud Nature, Stroud Town Council and Transition Stroud.

ST CAN partner Fred Barker, from Transition Stroud, said: 'It's very timely to focus on what communities can do to help tackle climate change. The Retrofit Fair is a great opportunity to come and have a chat about what can be done. And the new website will provide a wealth of information about local projects and ways of getting involved."

There will also be plenty of other local climate action groups at the Retrofit Fair who have come together to encourage our communities to reduce their carbon footprint.

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Posted: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 11:14 by Admin team

Tags: Climate Emergency