Online event, 29 November: COP26 and Southwell – What next?

Responding to the big question raised by the COP26 yarnbombs and Southwell Climate March, this event asks what can we do as individuals and a community? This online event has been put together by Green Southwell to answer some of those questions for individuals, and to generate ideas for what we can do as aContinue reading “Online event, 29 November: COP26 and Southwell – What next?”

COP26 Yarn Bomb!

To highlight the breadth and depth of the ecological emergency, our town’s Yarn Bomb group brought the challenges facing our natural world to the streets of Southwell… on our bollards. We used some of the 112 bollards to explain some of the breadth and depth of the challenges faced by the climate and biodiversity. WeContinue reading “COP26 Yarn Bomb!”

COP26 Climate March

Thank you SO MUCH to the hundreds of people who joined Southwell’s COP26 ClimateMarch today. It is as important for us to meet and share concerns, ideas and actions as it is to highlight them to others. We kicked off the march with an excerpt from church leaders’ joint statement on #climatechange, so for thoseContinue reading “COP26 Climate March”

Greening Southwell

We have commissioned advice from the Wildlife Trust on how to nurture nature and improve biodiversity in our town. Lots of people have been sharing pictures of the wildflowers have thrived during lockdown, including orchids, wild garlic, ladysmock flowers and daisies en masse.  All these flowers provide vital nutrients to wildlife; and allowing the grassContinue reading “Greening Southwell”

Helping Newark and Sherwood with its environmental ambitions

In July 2019 our District Council declared a climate emergency, and in September set out a plan of action for how it would approach the challenge . Having spoken at the Council meeting, and launching a petition calling for urgent follow-up action, we were invited to give our views to the relevant committee and theirContinue reading “Helping Newark and Sherwood with its environmental ambitions”

Have a conscious Christmas

Southwell has been welcoming visitors at Christmas for over 900 years. For most of those years those visitors were focussed on the Minster, but they are also now drawn by the town’s retailers. A busy high street full of independent shops is good for the economy, our community and the environment. We don’t have toContinue reading “Have a conscious Christmas”