Local environmental groups
It is widely accepted that greenhouse gas emissions caused by humans are having a negative impact on the environment.
Local groups including Whittington and Fisherwick Environment Group (WFEG) and Low Carbon Lichfield (LoCaL) are working to encourage more people to join or create environment groups that are working to lower carbon emissions locally.
Their websites contain lots of handy hints and tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint - both at home and work.
Find out more about local groups below:
Whittington & Fisherwick Environment Group (WFEG)
WFEG was set up as a group of volunteers in 2007 because many local people were and are concerned about climate change/energy security. The group works to encourage residents and businesses to be more environmentally aware, introduce low carbon initiatives, lobby local organisations to support low carbon projects and more. Find out more about Whittington and Fisherwick Environment Group.
Low Carbon Lichfield (LoCaL)
Low Carbon Lichfield (LoCaL) is a community group based in Lichfield. Composed of a number of enthusiastic volunteers, LoCaL has been going since July 2009. Its aim is to help the city progress towards a low carbon, sustainable future. LoCaL believes a sustainable lifestyle doesn’t have to mean a joyless and deprived existence, but rather, that it provides opportunities for everyone to live healthier lifestyles, strengthen the sense of community, and build a thriving economy based on sound values. Find out more about LoCaL.
Southern Staffordshire Community Energy (SSCE)
Southern Staffordshire Community Energy is a local enterprise. Its aim is to work for the long-term benefit of communities in southern Staffordshire by investing in renewable energy projects and energy saving schemes. Its founding groups are Low Carbon Lichfield, Whittington & Fisherwick Environment Group and Hammerwich Energy Action Team, who have been working to help local people to save energy for several years. SSCEs works with local people and groups to reduce local dependence on fossil fuels and increase local use of renewable energy - especially energy sources that make good use of local natural resources, such as the sun, water and waste. Find out more about www.ssce.co.uk