The Greening Campaign Phase Two
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The Greening Campaign Phase Two

Phase 2 is an exciting new programme bringing 5 Pillars of support to your community. It follows on from the groundwork you prepared in Phase 1.

Using this solid foundation, we will begin to tackle the more serious issues below, known as the FIVE PILLARS – Space for Nature, Health & Wellbeing in light of Climate Change, Energy Efficient Warmer Homes, Waste Prevention and Cycle of the Seed.

Experts will support you with extensive knowledge in these subjects so all you need is enthusiasm and a desire to tackle the energy crisis and the Climate Crisis.

See below for more information on the 5 Pillars:

Communities in Action

Stories from our communities

The Five Pillars

Whilst running Phase 1 there will be people emerging from the woodwork who have specific interests. We will help you to gather those people into a Pillar of their choice and motivate them to work with the Experts. We have a fun way of achieving this so everyone enjoys it.

Space for nature

Space for nature

Nature needs our help and so we will bring you Expert Support from the Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (or a relevant organization near to you).  You will learn the skills to change spaces in your community and make a real difference for nature.


Home Energy Savings

Energy Efficient Warmer Homes

The first thing we need to do is reduce our energy consumption, and the Greening Campaign has a programme to show how the energy leaves our homes increasing our bills as it leaves. We have partnered with the Sustainability Centre and the Environment Centre to bring you some easy solutions and information on grants available to reduce energy loss. Simple changes save money and save CO2 so this is an important Pillar that is well timed with the Energy Crisis.


Health and Well Being

Health Impacts of Climate Change

A different climate is already bringing challenges to keeping ourselves active and well.  The high temperatures earlier this year showed how our bodies can be affected by even a small rise. Mental Health is also affected by fears for our future.  Anthea Cooke, a Health Professional, will support you to tackle awareness raising on keeping your community safe in changing times.


Cycle of seed

Cycle of the Seed

An inspiring new programme to encourage food growing in your community, open discussion around Food Security, and bring education around the issues connected to soil health.  Lots of activities all presented in a new Information support pack to help residents in your community come together to learn new skills and support each other.


Waste Prevention

This new programme will encourage residents in your community to prevent waste.  This is not about recycling waste or even reusing waste but how do we actually stop waste.  The Hampshire County Council Waste Team are supporting the Greening Campaign to deliver this programme to 20 communities in Hampshire.

But more than all the above,
we will help you to make it fun!

By starting with something simple, it allows everyone to take part whoever they are. It also means that people can take part even if they have no knowledge about Climate Change or energy reduction. You then have a great foundation of people if you choose to move to the next Phase.

We have Experts who will guide you through each of Pillars and we also provide the following for each topic:

  • Available for support and advice
  • Provide you with a Specialist Information Pack
  • Guide you through the process
  • On-line meetings with groups of other communities
  • Links to your Councils
  • On-line videos you can use
  • One to one conversation with us if needed

TOP TIP – follow the pack and don’t try and cut corners.

“I wish we had followed the pack and included our community from the start, it would have saved so much time as we moved forward”

FAIR OAK

Follow the guidance on getting community groups involved – if you don’t do this it will be just a small group of you and you need everyone!

Communities in action

Gallery

Interested in running a campaign or finding out more?

Please contact Terena and she will talk you through all the options. We want to support you to enjoy running The Greening Campaign - our future is your future - we all live on the same planet!

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