Reading Climate Action Network

Low CarbonOUR VISION - to build a thriving network of businesses and organisations who will be at the forefront of developing solutions for reducing carbon emissions and preparing for climate change.

Why businesses? 46% of Reading's greenhouse gas emissions come from commercial activity. That's why it's crucial for businesses to be involved in developing solutions, with us, to tackle climate change.

Find out what businesses can do

RCAN - Reading Climate Action NetworkWe also want the whole community of Reading to get involved and become part of our Reading Climate Action Network.

Watch our video on the network (2.44 mins)

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Latest news, events & articles 

Group shot - Science Matters Oct 2016If you missed the Brian Cox Science Matters on Climate Change earlier this month (October 2016), you haven't missed out completely - you can watch it here (1hr 27mins)

The next Climate Forum events are: 

Warm Homes - Cool Planet - Low Carbon Technologies
Dr Rayner Mayer ib heat pumps;
Dr Sue Roberts on mechanical ventilation with heat recovery;
Lee Webster, Anesco, giving an industry view.
Mon 17th October, 7.30pm RISC, London Street, Reading town centre.

Reading's Water Supply in a Changing World
Michael Bright & Chris Beales on the issues and opportunities.
Fri 4th November, 7.45pm at Quaker Meeting Rooms, Church Street, Reading town centre.

Reading Climate ForumThe effect of Architecture & Urban design on new buildings and refurbishments to acheive low environmental impact'
Prof. Lorraine Farrelley presents this School of Architecture public meeting
Thurs 17 Novembver, 6.00pm in the Scchool of Architecture Building, London Road Campus, University of Reading.

Reading Community Energy SocietyMore information on this link.

****Reading Community Energy Society have successfully raised the funds to install solar on local community buildings.**** Read more about it on their website

Readings own 'Green Fest' debuted on 11th June 2016 in the town centre, highlighting environmental causes and campaigns to passersby as part of Readings Year of Culture.  Read how it went...

Development in Reading; 

Kenavon Drive -  L&Q are asking for comments on their preliminary plans to develop the Toys R Us and Homebase site into housing.  Look at their plans and submit your comments through their website.

Madejski Stadium - planning permission is expected to be sought for the Royal Elm Park development soon, however, local press have reported that the Environment Agency have commented on the impact on the environment.  Find out more     

Read our full article on Housing Development in Reading...

Green Business 101

Read this useful guide to help businesses from the start of their eco-journey. Advice ranges from tips on good house keeping to the more thorough undertaking of measuring you carbon footprint. Find out more....

Has your business planned for the effects of extreme weather? 

Business can plan to avoid disruption caused by floods, heat waves and other extreme weather.  Find out more... 

Apply for a RCAN grant

Up to £2000 for local projects, find out more.

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