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  • Writer's pictureWatlington Climate Action Group

It's our Birthday

We celebrated our Facebook Birthday on 24th April – 2 years since it was set up by Kate Brown.

Here's a reminder of what the last year has included:

  • The Dawn Chorus from your Garden event

  • Biggest Little Farm film screening at home

  • Film Festival From Your Sofa - 2 evening event with online discussion

  • Fantastic Funghi film screening and discussion on-line

  • Mass Unwrap at the Home event to draw attention to single-use plastic

  • Artists in our group contributed to ArtWeeks Art Trail highlighting plastic waste and upcycled art

  • Watlington got a refill store on the High Street with So Sustainable opening its doors

  • WCAG website launched

  • Nature Festival, including walks, craft and well-being workshops, apple pressing and hedgehog workshop

  • Remembrance wreath made out of upcycled plastic bottles

  • Recycling talk

  • Christmas tree featuring the "G"reen Plan

  • Green Plan update event and Hedgerow film showing

  • Wind energy talk

  • Draft excluders project started

  • Thermal imaging project for 50 homes

  • Green Investing talk

  • Electric Vehicles event

  • Lobbying to improve road verges

  • Hedgerow surveying

  • Raising awareness and knowledge of wildlife gardening

  • Mapping land-owners and habitats in the Parish

  • The Lovely Stuff, The Orange Bakery, Jazzman Records and Tutu Delicious achieve Plastic Free Champion Status

  • 10 community groups join us as Plastic Free Allies

  • Over 50 blogs written on our website

  • Regular articles in the Watlington Times and Henley Standard

  • Supported campaigns on the Climate & Ecological Emergency Bill, Second Hand September, and Plastic Free July

  • Designed and delivered a flyer to houses in Watlington on energy-saving tips

  • Set up a Climate Advisory Board with the Watlington Parish Council to advise on WPC actions

Well done and a massive thank you to everyone who has helped in the last year.

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