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Welcome to GlosCAN.org, the website of Gloucestershire Climate Action Network.

Please help in campaigning for action on climate change in Gloucestershire by signing up as a Supporter. Being a Supporter costs nothing and enables you to be on our mailing list if you wish.

GlosCAN is a member of the Climate Coalition.

New: we are delighted to welcome David Drew, MP for Stroud, as a Supporter.

New: national and international press articles on climate change

New: help publicise GlosCAN – download our leaflet – gloscan leaflet v11 2017

GlosCAN’s Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting took place on Thu 12 October.  Raquel Hughes from Tidal Lagoon Power, Gloucester, gave a detailed presentation about the proposed tidal lagoon pilot project in Swansea Bay. The project is ready and awaiting decision by Government.

Issues discussed included the ideal nature of the Severn estuary, construction methods and materials used,  potential output of different sizes of lagoon, the price of power generated, managing input to the grid, and suitable sites in the UK. It was estimated that six large-size lagoons (larger than the pilot lagoon) around the UK could provide 8% of UK energy. This would be equal to a ‘Severn Barrage’, but without the negative environmental effects.

We were pleased to have two new volunteers to serve on the Steering Group who were duly elected. The meeting ended with a discussion of ideas for future plans.

 

Forthcoming events:

(See our Forthcoming Events page.)

Recent events:

(See also our Recent Events page.)

7 Sep, Hawkwood, Stroud
RSA Watch: Is there still Hope on Climate Change? In partnership with Hawkwood and Gloucestershire Climate Action Network

Nailsworth Climate Action Town (NCAT)actions and developments

1-9 July, events taking place nationally – Climate Coalition Week of Action, 1-9 July

Tweeting your MP from Friday 30 June. More details and ideas available from the Climate Coalition.

7-9 July, Stroud, Hawkwood Seed Festival (tickets) – including GlosCAN workshop Finding your focus for climate action

Meetings with Julie Girling MEP and Molly Scott Cato MEP, as well as other actions, are listed on our Recent Events page.

 

‘For the love of…’ – making a huge heart on Selsley Common, Stroud, Sunday 12 Febindex

See photos on our Recent Events page about making a heart out of Cotswold stone on the Common as part of the Climate Coalition ‘For the love of…’ campaign. This campaign is about things that we love that are threatened by climate change. Join the campaign – please watch the short #ShowTheLove film below and share it!

 

 

Helping people with reducing their carbon footprint

Community Carbon Reduction Programme – see our page How can I help?

Current Focus

Our current focus is on engaging with MPs and MEPs on climate change policies; and also on promoting renewable energy in our region. See our Recent Events page.

 

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Website header photo: Standish Woods, Gloucestershire, by Philip Booth