ThameCOP26 update 8th November 2021

The ThameCOP26 campaign is growing.

17 organisations are now signed up on the website and plenty of meetings have been arranged by our researchers to start the climate conversation with many more on the high street, on the outskirts and out of town in the local villages.

If you see a post about a business or organisation on facebook or instagram please do share it far and wide.  Each time a post is shared the reach of the information grows.  This helps to share the knowledge that businesses and organisations in and around Thame have already started their journey to net zero and have plans to go further.

We have a long way to go but these two weeks of talking to the organisations will have galvanised thought within them to make it a priority to change systems and processes to drive down carbon emissions and to take actions to increase bio-diversity.

There is still time to get involved.

Contact [email protected] if you would like to become a ThameCOP researcher and start a climate conversation with a business or organisation that you already know.

There will also be plenty of opportunity to get involved in community projects to make change within and surrounding Thame so please do get in touch if you're interested in getting involved.

LORD WILLIAMS'S SCHOOL CHANGEMAKERS EVENT

4TH NOVEMBER 2021

What a well organised and inspirational day the Lord Williams's School Changemakers event was on 4th November 2021.

20 students from Upper school attended the Town Hall for an informative talk by Mr Parry, a teacher at the school.  They then split into two groups – one group visited Cuttlebrook Nature Reserve to be shown the bio-diversity in our local researve and some of the community work that has taken place to replace bio-diversity.

The other group visited around Thame seeing solar panel installations and electric cars and hearing all about the other community projects taking place relating to the switch from fossil fuels to electric.

On return from these visits the students were buzzing.

They then heard from 4 speakers :

  • Fly Zero
  • Wildlife Trust
  • Extinction Rebellion
  • Windles (local industrialist on the outskirts of Thame)

Each panellist talked about their roles in the climate conversation, why they chose these and how they are hopeful that they are or will make a difference.

The students then asked lots of questions to really get to know more – so we are really hoping that some of them might go into the industries that are being created that will help to fulfil the aim towards Net Zero.