B&NES is to provide an internet focal point for local environmental action groups by hosting a new online blog.
The network, called Zero Carbon, Nature Positive, provides a platform for people to learn what others are doing across the region to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies and enables local groups to collaborate, support each other and share skills.
Anyone can browse the network, share information, keep up to date with the latest news and opportunities and find out how they can support action in the community to help tackle climate change together.
Sarah Warren, deputy leader and cabinet member for Climate and Sustainable Travel, said: “The Zero Carbon, Nature Positive network forms part of the council’s commitment to tackling the Climate and Ecological Emergencies and providing the leadership to enable the scale of ambition to be realised.
The success of our Climate & Biodiversity Festival earlier this year demonstrated just how many communities, groups and individuals are taking action at a local level across B&NES.
“The network will allow those organisations to showcase the commitments they have made, to communicate ideas and events on sustainability and the climate emergency and to collaborate with like-minded groups and individuals to help Bath and North East Somerset become Carbon Zero.”
Network members can join the topic groups to share resources such as links, documents and media, and to discuss issues. There are topic groups on funding; home energy efficiency, green infrastructure and biodiversity, local food, renewable energy, resources and sharing, sustainable travel, and waste and recycling.
The blog on the site will feature posts by guest bloggers and case studies. Anyone with a story who would like to feature on the blog can email: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘ZCNP Blog Pitch’ as the subject heading.
Interested individuals, groups and organisations can find more information and join the network on the website.