Update: Note that applications are now closed. Get in touch if you would like us to let you know when applications for the Winter 2023 Programme are open.
Nearly two thirds of the changes needed to reach net zero by 2050 will require changes to the way we live our lives. We’ll need to reduce energy use, change the way we travel, what we eat, how much we buy and how we dispose of things. With the policies and actions currently in place still taking more time than we have, it’s important that we all do what we can to move closer towards net zero.
This means that, alongside calling for the UK Government to implement top-down policies to reduce the nation’s carbon footprint and support these changes, we have a fantastic opportunity to create communities that are not only sustainable, but healthier, happier, and more resilient.
If you would like to see this where you live, could you be part of that change?
The Net Zero Now Programme is a free training programme designed to support you to act on climate change in your community. The programme will give you the knowledge and confidence to support your local area to accelerate the move to net zero emissions. The programme is funded with support from South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Zero Carbon Communities Fund, and the National Lottery Community Fund.
As a result of attending the course, previous participants have:
- worked with their parish councils to declare climate emergencies,
- progressed a small group of interested friends into a fully established local group,
- connected with others in neighbouring towns and villages to share resources and expertise, supporting each other to increase the impact of their work.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the move to net zero where you live. The programme consists of six weekly workshops, a mix of online and in-person, bringing you together with other communities and individuals in the area to support and learn from each other to deliver effective carbon reduction activities, events and communications.
By coming together through community action, we can be part of the solution to the climate crisis.