The Sustainability Task Group comprises 3 councillors and up to 5 parishioners.
Please find the Terms of Reference of the Sustainability Group
Welcome from the Chair
You may have seen in the news recently that extreme weather events - extreme heat and flooding - have become more intense and more frequent, or noticed that spring is beginning on average one month earlier. This is a result of climate change due to human activities, primarily the burning of fossil fuels. The UK has already warmed 1.3 deg C and is warming at a rate of 0.2 - 0.3 deg C per decade, disrupting stability of weather patterns, causing rising sea levels, ocean acidification and the breakdown of biological systems. This is a global issue that will impact us all.
Globally action is being taken. The UK Government has enshrined in law a commitment to reduce UK emissions to net zero by 2050, and in 2021 China built more offshore wind capacity than whole world in the last five years.
However, there is much we can do locally to reduce our impact and the primary focus of the group is to help parishoners take local action. Please check out or recent set of articles in the Bugle written by our members and which we hope you will find useful, alongside some hopefully useful links. This site will develop, so please do come back regularly to check on updates.
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Plastic bags and wrapping, e.g. carrier bags, bread bags, crisp packets, frozen food bags etc are currently only collected by 17% of councils in the UK. West Northamptonshire Council do not collect them. They make up nearly a quarter of all plastic packaging (311,000 tonnes is placed on the market) that we use in our daily lives, but currently only 6% of it is recycled. Until we have consistent and comprehensive household collections across the nations, supermarkets play a critical role to enable customers to recycle key items not collected at home.
It is very important that people put the right things in the correct bin to make sure that waste and recycling is dealt with properly. See the handy guide and lots of additional information. This article is written by Sue Baughan who works at an organisation called WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme). WRAP work withlocal authorities, manufacturers/producers and retailers to reduce plastic, food and textile waste.
With the festive season now on us, we wanted to share some thoughts and ideas about ways to make your celebrations more sustainable. Below are a few ideas, but if you know of any others then please share them on the Boddington Facebook page.With the festive season now on us, we wanted to share some thoughts and ideas about ways to make your celebrations more sustainable. Below are a few ideas, but if you know of any others then please share them on the Boddington Facebook page.
One way to head off the challenge of climate change through a reduction of CO2 emissions is the replacement of traditional fossil-fuel oil and gas heating with renewable sources. There are several options available, with heat pumps and wood chip boilers as principle alternatives.One way to head off the challenge of climate change through a reduction of CO2 emissions is the replacement of traditional fossil-fuel oil and gas heating with renewable sources. There are several options available, with heat pumps and wood chip boilers as principle alternatives.
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