Ordinary people acting together in formal or informal groups can achieve great things. Groups of all sizes and communities are taking meaningful action to help reduce global emissions and improve the environment.
This is evidenced by the high number of applications received for DDC’s Environmental Hero awards. Winners of the five categories were awarded for their passion for saving the planet, carrying out litter picks on a regular basis, collecting and using surplus supermarket food to distribute residents struggling to afford food and the homeless, and for raising and promoting a cleaner and greener future. https://www.dover.gov.uk/News/Press-Releases/2022/Celebrating-Our-Local-Environmental-Heroes.aspx
The following groups are currently working on schemes within our district:-
- Deal With It
Deal With It is a community group interested in minimising environmental impact and tackling climate change on a local level. They are currently working on a project with the Energy Saving Trust to encourage residents to insulate their homes and reduce their energy consumption.
- Hougham-Without Parish Council
Through holding climate change parishioner forums Hougham-Without Parish Council realised that many people had no idea how much they could save on their energy bills by taking simple actions. They devised ‘The Hougham Plugged-In Chart’ to demonstrate the energy many domestic appliances consume when they are on standby , and even more significantly by just being plugged into the mains without being switched on.