Sustainable Bridgnorth encourages residents, businesses, and organizations to take steps towards environmental sustainability, including water conservation, waste reduction, and working towards Net Zero. It aims to empower the local community to adapt to the effects of climate change and promote positive attitudes towards the environment. It's current main activities are:
Prevent Pointless Plastic: Running since 2018, this campaign has raised awareness of the issue of single-use plastic in the town, to reduce waste generated and plastic pollution of the River Severn, in addition to inspiring people and businesses to seek out re-usable products, re-use systems and recycling. It has involved local businesses, residents and church and school groups on projects such as Refill Bridgnorth. The town was accredited in 2020 by the marine conservation charity, Surfers Against Sewage, as a Plastic Free Community, in recognition of the town's successful work. Members have contributed to the creation of Our Green Shop in the town.
Bridgnorth Energy Reduction Group: Sustainable Bridgnorth chairs this group, which aims to help local residents and business reduce their energy use, thereby saving money as well as reducing carbon emissions. We are working with the Marches Energy Agency and South Shropshire Climate Action to provide more advisory sessions and are looking for more volunteers to be trained to run these sessions. We also have an Infra-Red camera for carrying out heat loss surveys. Contact us via our Facebook page if you would like to participate.
The Bridgnorth Green Festival: The festival has run in the Castle Gardens in September for the last two years, with local ecological and environmental groups providing information on sustainability and environmental issues, and retailers selling related products and repurposed, reused, and recycled items. This year, the Met Office reported that the day was the first time that temperatures had exceeded 30 C for the sixth day in a row in September
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