Bristol Community Climate Action Project
We’ve joined the second cohort of six community organisations in the Community Climate Action Project.
The project is pioneering bold and fair community led climate action, demonstrating the important role which communities have in achieving citywide climate and nature goals.
We’re excited that Southmead has the opportunity to put a plan like this together. A co-produced climate action plan will amplify voices in our community, celebrate and build on the work of existing community groups, and highlight what a fair transition to a climate-resilient city looks like for us here. Tackling the climate and ecological crisis shouldn’t worsen the challenges we already face, we believe it should and can improve people’s quality of life too.
This Bristol-wide project is coordinated by Bristol Green Capital Partnership, funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, and supported by Bristol City Council and the Centre for Sustainable Energy.
How does it work?
We’ve been going to workshops and mentoring sessions and getting resources to learn about the seven themes from the previous cohort and expert partners. The seven themes are: Nature, Food, Waste, Transport, Buildings, Energy, and Green Skills.
We’ve also been catching up with Southmead residents to find out what the community’s priorities, views and ideas are for future climate and nature action. So far we’ve been holding pop-ups, chatting to community groups and sharing our online community survey. We’ve held two evening drop ins, run sessions with two of our local primary schools, and two craftivism sessions at The Ranch. You can keep a look out for how to be involved and to stay up to date with our progress on our social media, in The Mead (printed and online!), and on this page.
By hearing from as many residents as possible we can produce a plan which helps to tackle other local priorities as well as feeding in to the city’s strategy to address climate change, making sure Southmead gets heard.
We’ll be gathering ideas and priorities until the end of 2023 and then Ella, our Project Officer, will be putting the plan together.
Come and talk to us about your hopes and ideas and create art together
As part of our Winter Celebration Week, Ella will running a craftivism activity in Community Corner. Together we will be making bike wheel chandeliers out of waste materials. We will be discussing our hopes and pledges for a planet-friendly future in Southmead. What we make will become decorations at Greenway.
We're funding 20 new street trees
We’ve chosen our top planting spots. Keep a look out for 20 new trees appearing in Southmead streets over the winter!