In October 2019, Woodley Town Council declared a Climate Emergency.

Alongside becoming a carbon neutral organisation by 2030, the Council committed to work with all parts of the community to aid the reduction of harmful greenhouse gas emissions, as well as supporting Wokingham Borough Council with the implementation of its Climate Emergency Action Plan.

What we have done so far

Since its declaration, the Town Council has taken significant steps to reduce the impact on the climate from our own activities. If you wish to learn more about this, you can find details in our Climate Emergency Action Plan.

In 2022, the Council also chose to offset 31.6 tonnes of carbon dioxide to negate the impact of building the new destination play area in Woodford Park.

What can YOU do?

According to the United Nations, rising temperatures are fuelling environmental degradation, natural disasters, weather extremes, food and water insecurity, economic disruption, conflict, and terrorism. We collectively must take responsibility for what we can to reduce the harmful effects on the climate of our activities.

A good way to understand the impact of greenhouse gas emissions on our environment is to watch the World Meteorological Orginsation’s Carbon Cycle video.

The internet is obviously a fabulous resource for information. Below we have collated a number of online resources with ideas, information and actions you might consider when looking to reduce your own impact on climate change.

Soft plastic in the shape of the recycling symbol
Waste & Recycling
Plant based food
Food, Consumables & Goods
Double decker bus
Travel & Transport
Home with energy efficiency rating columns next to it
Homes & Energy
Cloud in the shape of CO2
Carbon Offsetting
Other Resources
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