"CPCAG aims to inform, educate and empower our community, whilst working to influence the local authorities, to ensure that collectively we are doing everything that can be done to protect and safeguard the future of our environment, for ourselves and for generations to come."
Sign our petition for a Climate Change Emergency
Our petition is now live! Click the image below to add your name to our petition, asking Castle point Council to declare a Climate Change emergency and to put together a meaningful plan of action
Essex County Council release: Net Zero report- Making Essex Carbon neutral
20th July 2021- Essex County Council have release their eagerly anticipated report- Net Zero: Making Essex Carbon Neutral. The report identifies a plan and pathway for Essex to reach net carbon zero by 2050. The report covers land use and green infrastructure, energy, the built environment, transport and waste. It also highlights the importance of community engagement, in sharing knowledge, aiding the direction and the potential of community energy groups. The report can be downloaded from the following link or from our resources page:
CPCAG are pleased to acknowledge that Castlepoint borough council has successfully won funding through the Green Homes Grant scheme, for £2.3 million pounds to fully upgrade the insulation on 250 homes at Kings Park Village on Canvey Island. This will aid each householder by reducing their energy demands and bills and will save many tonnes of CO2 being released over the lifetime of the installation. The council need to take advantage of every Government scheme available to help them and us as a community to decrease our carbon emissions. This sets a good example as well as aiding in confidence for the GHG scheme, which is experiencing teething problems due to poor administration. CPCAG will continue to do all we can to support the councils continued progress in tackling climate change at a local level- as this is just the tip of the iceberg and there is much much more to be done.
Local issues and concerns, as well as information on what we can all do to aid and influence a reduction of our impact on climate change.
Do you have the skills and / knowledge to help our cause?
CPCAG is here for the residents of Castle Point and we want your views and ideas. Do you have skills or resources that could help us achieve our goals? For example, are you able to help with:
a 'repair and mend' cafe
providing educational talks
monitoring of tree removal
enhancing green spaces
Anything that can help. You may not realise it, but you may have the knowledge and skills needed to help Castle Point achieve its goals to a greener future. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain- just drop us a message through the contact us page.
You might like to take a look at the website of the Carbon Copy initiative, where you'll see how 'green' projects have been rolling out very successfully in communities across the UK and can provide food for thought in Castle Point: https://carboncopy.eco/
A range of resources giving members information on climate change and global warming
UK current energy generation mix
Castle Point Climate Action Group is an independent, not for profit, local group founded with the purpose of ensuring that the residents of Castle Point, Essex, UK have access to good, solid information regarding the immediate threat of climate change. Our aims are to inform, educate and empower our community, whilst working to influence the local authorities, to ensure that collectively we are doing everything that can be done to protect and safeguard the future for our environment, ourselves and generations to come.