Our vision is for a network of organisations which actively support individuals, families and members of community organisations to adapt their lifestyles and adopt low-carbon technologies, driving down emissions and reducing biodiversity loss each and every day. #StAlbansCAN
Funded by the Green Match Fund!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to helping us secure £2,500 in matched funding from the Big Give. This means we have over £5,000 towards involving more people in the district in making positive changes to reduce the district’s carbon footprint and current biodiversity loss. Click here to see more about the appeal.
Who are the the members of St Albans Climate Action Network?
The members of the St Albans Climate Action Network so far are:
- Sustainable St Albans
- St Albans Friends of the Earth
- St Albans City and District Council
- UK Student Climate Network Hertfordshire
- AECOM St Albans
Other groups are very welcome to join, if they support the vision above and are committed to taking meaningful action to move the district towards being net zero carbon by 2030 and tackling biodiversity loss.
What does the network do?
The network will work together to help deliver the community outreach elements of the St Albans City and District Council’s Climate Crisis Strategy and Action Plan.
St Albans CAN has created a Residents Survey, currently open and gathering the views of local people on climate action. We will feed these into the council’s Climate Advisory Group.
We have set up a dedicated St Albans page on the international COUNT US IN site, showing how many local people are undertaking the 16 highest impact carbon-cutting steps.
We are planning a 16 week community engagement campaign linked to the 16 steps of Count Us In, to run from July until the COP26 climate talks in November.
Take steps, to protect what you love, with COUNT US IN
Take action and get counted! Count Us In is an international movement, calling on people to take at least one of the 16 highest impact carbon-cutting steps between now and the COP26 climate talks in November.
St Albans district now has its own Count Us In page, where your steps can add up to something bigger. When you go onto the page, you can see how many people in the district are taking action, and what it all adds up to. When you register, remember to tick to select that you are part of the St Albans Climate Action Network team, and get counted!
Can you help with the community engagement campaign?
We are planning a climate engagement campaign from June to November 2021, and are looking for people who could help us make it happen, by writing a blog, researching resources, or reaching out to their network across the district.
Our campaign will use the 16 steps of Count Us In, and focus on one step per week each week from July until the COP26 climate talks in Glasgow in November.
We’re going to have a blog each week, a piece on the radio, social media, and resources highlighted on our website.
We need extra people to make it happen! Could you:
- Help us reach groups who might not hear about it otherwise, outside of our ‘green bubble’?
- Write a blog on how you’ve tried one of the 16 steps? … there are loads to choose from … veganism, cycling, home energy, greening your money and more.
- Coordinate and edit blogs from other people? … perhaps perfect for a media student?
- Help research resources for one of the 16 steps? … perhaps perfect for an environmental student or professional?
- Coordinate and edit pieces for local papers and magazines? … are you a budding journalist?
- Help with social media? Or pieces with local radio?
If you think you could help, then email catherine DOT ross AT sustainablestalbans DOT org. You’d be very welcome at the next planning meeting on 15th April 5:30-7pm.
Have your say! Residents Climate Survey.
We have created this survey for residents across the district to give your opinions on the climate emergency. To have your say and a chance of winning £100 with a random selection prize click through to bit.ly/SADCclimatesurvey.
Why not have a Climate Conversation with your family, work colleague or other group? Get started here – we have all the materials you need online.