Together for our Planet
A National Lottery grant funded through the Together for the Planet programme has been awarded to the Community Infrastructure Partnership (CIP) to enable them to co-ordinate a piece of community-led research during the year, on how to respond to climate change challenges.
Across Hampshire there is a wide and varied voluntary, community and social enterprise sector providing all kinds of community activity. When it comes to tackling climate change, they all face two major challenges:
- Reducing the carbon footprint of their service delivery
- Protecting communities from impact of climate change
The CIP (comprising 7 Councils for Voluntary Service across Hampshire) will create and coordinate a series of Action Learning sets (ALS) involving local community organisations to generate ideas and priorities for the local charities and groups.
They will also develop a Hampshire Environmental Network (HEN). HEN is designed to help the charities and groups to share ideas and learning and to take action to respond to green and environmental issues.
Hampshire County Council has a strategic priority to be Carbon Neutral by 2050 and they are preparing to be resilient in case of temperature rise of up to 2°C. HEN will work to bring likeminded organisations together to take an active part in changing the way we work and to consider the impact that climate change will have on our local communities.
If you and your group or organisation would like to know more and/or be involved contact us at One Community (call 023 8090 2400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org)