Moving towards a carbon neutral parish by 2030 brings many challenges for Chalford residents but also some exciting opportunities. We’ll need to make positive choices as individuals and families to help forge a community fit to support future generations. This means understanding our actions in terms of our use of electricity, gas and oil, how much we travel, and the goods we buy.
As a community we achieve change by reducing our energy use, by facilitating accessible and affordable public transport, promoting community networks to provide services locally, and considering the use of natural resources, including sunlight, wind and water.
The Energy and Transport Group in ChalCAN is working with homes, schools, businesses and the wider community to broaden the conversation around CO2 emissions. But this can’t be solved by a working group – we all need to think about the impact of everything we do, from getting in the car, to setting the thermostat or installing a new boiler.