Climate emergency, Biodiversity, Marine pollution ... these all effect our community and our everyday lives.
This page will try to keep up to date with the efforts of the parish Climate Group and with Local Council initiatives to tackle these issues. We also hope to be able to post details of anyone undertaking or organising beach cleans & litter picks - let us know details as the more the merrier!
Cornwall Climate Action Network
There are now over 50 climate/environmental action groups, spread across Cornwall, doing fantastic work. They have joined forces as the new Cornwall Climate Action Network, to support each other and work together in response to the Climate Emergency and to reach Cornwall's carbon neutral target.
The Cornwall Climate Action Network would like to understand what Cornwall’s community climate action groups need support with and for groups to learn from each other and help each other.
The Cornwall Climate Action Network is also keen to be guided by what the network groups need and is looking to hold an event initially for networking and shared learning, possibly in May/June. There must be other groups that aren’t in the network and it would be great for them to join the network and for the network to hear from them too.
Please share Cornwall Climate Action Network’s online questionnaire with your local community climate groups - with a request to kindly complete the questionnaire and hopefully help to grow the network.
Please also direct any climate action groups in your area to the Cornwall Climate Action Network Facebook group.
For more information, email Cornwall Climate Action Network (Cornwall CAN) on email@example.com.
Here are the beach clean dates:
Contact Carol Hurst One Bag Beach Clean firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday September 4th - Helford Passage
Meet outside the Ferryboat Helford Passage 10.00am
Saturday December 18th - Helford Passage Christmas beach clean
Meet outside the Ferryboat Helford Passage 10.30am
This year, communities across the UK have been leaving their lawns long, campaigning for flower-rich road verges and giving us a better idea of what is happening to our wildlife by taking part in national surveys.
This autumn, Plantlife - the wild plant conservation charity, has two initiatives that may be of interest to people in your parish.
Fall into nature with Plantlife is a free digital event series running throughout October with workshops and webinars. Whether you are interested in exploring conservation through art, finding out what surveys are telling us, connecting with communities across the UK, discovering wild places or understanding more about plant conservation, biodiversity and climate change, we believe we have something for you.
Calendar of events:
October 1st 6pm – 7pm: Around the world in 80 plants – why plant conservation is a truly international effort
October 2nd 10am – 11:30am: Autumn Equinox - celebrating the change in seasons through watercolours
October 4th 1:00pm – 2:00pm: Important Plant Areas - at the heart of global action for a plant-rich world
October 5th 12:30pm-1:30pm: Waxcap grasslands - Why we need your help
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Intelligence services - Understanding dunes through community science
October 6th 10:30am-11:30am: Breathing new life – how the next generation of conservationists are making meadows matter
12:30pm-1:45pm: Classes for grasses
7:00pm-8:30pm: Watercolour wellbeing classes - The King of the Woods (Oak)
October 7th 2:00pm-3:00pm: Carbon sink – more than a pretty place
6:30pm-7:45pm: Communities in action – on the road to success
October 8th 12:30pm-1:30pm: Palaeoecology – plants and the past
October 12th 6:00pm-7:00pm: Intelligence services – what we learned from cowslips
October 13th 10:00am-12:00pm: Rainforest plants – an introduction to lichens, bryophytes and ferns
2:00pm-3:15pm: Grasses, sedges and rushes - seeing the difference
6:00pm-7:30pm: We are nature – the art of conservation
October 14th 10:00am-11:30am: Watercolour wellbeing classes - Love (Yarrow)
6:00pm-7:30pm: Indigenous Ways of Knowing the Prairie Grasslands of Turtle Island - North America
October 15th 12:30pm-1:30pm: Carbon sink - how conservation management at Munsary, Plantlife's peatland nature reserve, can help in the battle against climate change
October 18th 12:30pm-1:30pm: Plants with altitude – mountain plants in a changing world
October 20th 10am-12pm: Saving our rainforests – an introduction to UK temperate rainforest and its management
October 21st 6:00pm-8:00pm: We are nature – making art for conversations about conservation
October 22nd 1:00pm-2:00pm Right tree, right place - why there is more to tree- planting than meets the eye
October 26th 1:00pm-2:00pm: Intelligence services – how the National Plant Monitoring Scheme is helping us to understand change
October 27th 11:00am-12:00pm: Shifting approaches, shifting sands - how dune management has changed
October 28th 6:00pm-7:00pm: Farming for nature - the story of Juniper conservation in a Wiltshire landscape
October 29th 10:30am-12:00pm: Watercolour waxcaps