Category climate change

Young people invited to shape Somerset climate emergency response

11 to 18-year-olds in Somerset are invited to attend two virtual events next month to help shape Somerset County Council’s Climate Emergency Strategy. Somerset Youth Parliament is running two free sessions via Zoom on Monday 11 and Monday 18 October, 6.15pm to 8pm, to learn more about the county’s plans, listen to key speakers including […]

Recycle Week 2021 – step up and fight climate change

Recycling more is a way we can all contribute to the fight against climate change every day – that’s the message from Somerset Waste Partnership (SWP) this Recycle Week. The national awareness week starts on Monday 20 September, and this year’s theme is ‘stepping it up’ to combat climate change. More than 137,000 tonnes of waste were […]

Join Queen’s Green Canopy tree-planting initiative for Platinum Jubilee

Somerset residents, communities, and organisations are being asked to join a national initiative to plant trees in celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Next year will mark 70 years since HM The Queen came to the throne – the longest reign in our history.  There are various plans for celebrations to mark her Platinum Jubilee, […]

County Council’s climate fund brings good vibes to West Somerset

A new scheme bringing sustainably grown vegetables to communities is one of many green initiatives benefiting from Somerset County Council’s Climate Emergency Community Fund. The ‘Good Vibe Veg’ project in Horner, West Somerset is one the many green schemes being supported by the County Council’s £1 million investment. It’s widely recognised that local, small-scale food […]

Free emergency preparedness training for Somerset residents

Somerset’s residents are invited to sign up to free, interactive online training with emergency responders and volunteer organisations throughout October, organised by the Somerset Prepared partnership.  The fourth annual Resilience event starts with live talks on Monday 4 October and aims to help communities become better prepared for emergencies as well as looking at wider preparedness measures that anyone can take.  Anyone […]

Key link in town’s cycling network is unveiled

gwater’s growing active travel network.

New mobile app launch gets Somerset walking and talking about climate change

This week sees the launch of an exciting new mobile app called Somerset Trails. The app, which is FREE to download, has been cleverly designed to explore the impacts of climate change and bring to life the different ways nature can help Somerset adapt to climate change.  Designed by partnership project Co-Adapt, Somerset Trails is […]

Pioneering website helps Somerset plan for climate change

A new web-based app is giving people the opportunity to explore the impacts of climate change on the Somerset Levels. The app has been created as part of the Adapting the Levels project to help local people turn individual ideas into plans for collective action, focusing particularly on the challenges of flooding and drought. Adapting […]

Creating a resilient, healthy, connected Frome

Last year Somerset County Council launched the Climate Emergency Community Fund and encouraged local communities across Somerset to apply for a share of the £1 million fund to help tackle the impacts of climate change in their area. The funding will pay for projects which will not only aim to reduce carbon emissions but will […]

15,000 trees planted through Somerset Trees for Water Project

The Somerset Trees for Water Project (ST4W) secured £95,000 in December 2020 for tree planting schemes in Somerset to help improve flood management and water quality in the county. The funding comes from a £1.4 million Environment Agency fund called ‘Woodlands for Water’ that will see more than 850,000 trees planted across England. The ST4W […]