In 2009 a handful of local people sat down together to learn more about climate change and think about ways we could respond. We started to hold events so we and others could learn more, to raise awareness about climate issues and to develop practical community projects. Over the years we have organised events, films, discussions and produced a monthly newsletter. We’ve done bird walks and stream clean-ups, planted fruit and nut trees together, built leaky dams in the woods and rain gardens in the park. We researched and produced a Really Local Food Directory of food producers within a 10 mile radius, held an annual Seed Swap and a BioBlitz to identify wildlife. We started a not for profit to build renewable energy projects. We have lots more projects coming up.