Climate Action Lewisham is a local residents’ action group working to support and generate initiatives in Lewisham that reduce our collective carbon footprint, and promote healthy and thriving neighbourhoods in the face of our climate and ecological crisis.
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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

To help tackle the climate emergency and cut down on waste that is blighting the natural environment, we need to reduce our unsustainable consumption and re-use items. When that is not possible, we need to recycle as effectively as possible. It’s not always easy to know how to, so our guide to home recycling should help. For all those tricky items that need to be recycled elsewhere check here.

This guide will help you find local stores, markets and delivery services that offer and even specialise in plastic free purchasing.

Take action

Wondering what you can start doing to make a difference? Here’s a few suggestions for some things to get going with…

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Join a webinar

The Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) usually run sustainability courses at their centre in Wales. As it’s not currently open they are providing free online webinars with experts in the industry.

CAT webinars
Tree planting in Lewisham
Ask for more trees

CAL supports planting trees. Lots of them! Friends of the Earth have a campaign calling for the government to double tree cover to help tackle the climate crisis. Please sign their petition.

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Suggest a Scheme

Lewisham Council want to hear suggestions for making our streets better for walking and cycling and maintaining social distancing during the COVID pandemic. A great opportunity to suggest ideas!

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Contribute ideas

Renew Normal is an important conversation around what should happen after the COVID-19 crisis. Sign up and share your opinion about what we should be doing to create a healthier environment post lockdown.

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Get informed…

Finding yourself with more time on your hands to watch and read more? Here’s a great list of films, books and podcasts to get immersed in, compiled by the people at Greenpeace.

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Call for green jobs
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Here are some guides covering some of the themes that our work addresses