Contact Us & Useful Links

Email: heat_hungerford@yahoo.com

Monthly Action Meeting – last Wednesday of the month, 7-9pm. 

Website – HungerfordEnvironmentalActionTeam.com

Facebook – search for Hungerford Environmental Action Team

E-newsletter – email to request to be added to the mailing list at: heat_hungerford@yahoo.com

Get involved

“A small group of determined and like – minded people can change the course of history” Mahatma Gandhi

We’re always looking for new members

If you’d like to get involved with HEAT and have the odd hour here or there or more time to spare, please get in touch. We’re always looking for volunteers to help with one-off projects, and to promote what’s going on. It’s a great way to meet new friends and have some fun.

History of HEAT

Back in 2006 there was increasing local and national concern about climate change. “An Inconvenient Truth”, Al Gore Film was shown to members of the Hungerford Town Council at the Corn Exchange. The Hungerford Town Council’s Environment and Planning committee regarded the issue of climate change beyond their remit with existing resources. Following the expression of public opinion at the Annual Parish Meeting that year The Hungerford Environmental Action Team was established by a small group of local people interested in their community and environmental issues.

Since then we have held regular and one-off activities, depending upon the interests of HEAT members.

Links

www.wbge.org.uk – West Berkshire Green Exchange encourages green and sustainability groups to network and share information. They hold regular networking events, visit the events page on their website for a list of activities. www.wbge.org.uk

West Berks Climate Action Network (facebook.com)  – West Berks Climate Action Network is an independent group of people from across West Berks who are concerned about climate change and want to do something about it.

We aim to take action by raising awareness, publicising local low carbon businesses, sharing tips and ideas to reduce carbon footprint and sharing ways to pressure the government to prioritise climate change.

www.riverkennet.org – Action for the River Kennet (ARK)

www.westberkscamra.org.ukThe Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is an organisation dedicated to fighting for the preservation of traditional British beer and traditional British pubs.

www.lovefoodhatewaste.com – Love Food Hate Waste is about helping us make the most of all of our food, saving money and raising awareness about the huge environmental impact of wasting food in the UK.

If you’re interested in reducing your food waste at home we have lots of tips from the Love Food Hate Waste team to share.  Their website and emails are full of really useful tips and information. And they are constantly running training courses in different areas.

www.westberkshirespokes.org – West Berkshire Spokes are a community organisation focused on all things cycling in West Berkshire. They run social rides throughout the year, and support and campaign for the building and re-opening of cycle ways, among other activities.

www.transitionmarlborough.org.ukTransition Malborough is interested in sustainable living and runs various events. Its Introduction to Permaculture course runs from April – September on the 3rd Saturday morning of the month. It will be a mix of zoom and in person sessions and include: Soil as a Living System, Permaculture Ethics & Values, Biodiversity and Pest Management, Design Principles and the Permaculture Garden, Sustainable Living and the Transformation of Waste and Composting. The course is offered on a sessional basis on a sliding scale of £10-£15 with students asked to pay what they can afford. Contact: debss@transitionmarlborough.org

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