Volunteering opportunities with the Surrey Climate Commission

2nd July, 2024 - 09:06

The Commission is expanding its reach and is looking for volunteers to help. From recruiting more community groups to the network, writing and managing the monthly e-newsletter, to designing and delivering training to community groups, and raising funds for the Surrey Climate Commission CIC, there are many roles to choose from. See the role descriptions below. Interested or know someone who is? Email a note about how your interests and experience relate to the role, to info@surreyclimate.org.uk.

Annual Community Group Survey: results now in!

16th May, 2024 - 13:34

Over 50 Surrey community groups active on the climate completed our annual survey. The survey showed that over 130,000 Surrey residents are reached by these groups, through a combination of newsletters, stalls, posters and through social media.

The groups are active across many different sectors: 58% are working on biodiversity projects, 44% in education, 38% are involved in waste reduction, 34% health and wellbeing, 32% of groups are working on energy, 30% on food, on transport and on water quality, and 22% on air quality.

Surrey Climate Commission opposes Gatwick expansion

5th March, 2024 - 07:46

At the hearing today into the expansion of Gatwick Airport, the Surrey Climate Commission CIC will explain why it thinks the plans for transporting travellers to the enlarged airport are inadequate. The Commission has already pointed out that the government’s own advisers, the UK Climate Change Committee, has recommended no net airport expansion and asked why the advice is being ignored.

Making Energy Advice Work for Everyone in Surrey

4th December, 2023 - 20:45

Surrey Climate Commission is proud to be part of the prestigious Local Energy Advice Demonstrator (LEAD) project, funded by the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero, via the Greater South-East Energy Hub. The project is led by Surrey County Council Greener Futures team working with a range of local partner organisations. LEAD aims to increase the number of Surrey homes that receive tailored energy advice and support, to help residents retrofit energy saving measures to their homes.

Communities Cut Carbon with Take the JUMP

15th November, 2023 - 16:25

Take the JUMP is a simple, clear and effective way of limiting individuals’ carbon emissions and community group Oxshott Net Zero has been putting it into practice. Based on research from the University of Leeds, Arup and C40 Cities, it quantifies the impact of individual actions and shows the most impactful changes individuals can make to live in balance with the Earth's resources.

Railway Ticket offices saved from closure

15th November, 2023 - 15:28

Proposals from train companies to close ticket offices – see Surrey Climate Commission 31 August 2023 -- have been rejected. The Commission welcomes this decision. Railway ticket offices play a vital part in ensuring this form of sustainable transport is available to as many people as possible.

Gatwick airport expansion plans: Register by 19 November to have your say

15th November, 2023 - 13:29

The public is invited to register interest in the proposed Gatwick expansion by 19 November here.

"Urgent government action needed for the climate" finds new Surrey research

26th October, 2023 - 18:01

New research involving Surrey Climate Commission finds central government should empower local government with duties and resources for climate action. Reform of the planning system is also a priority, so new developments deliver emissions reductions.

Lord Deben slams the system ahead of landmark Surrey climate event

25th September, 2023 - 17:04

Lord Deben has spoken out about the real barriers blocking effective action on climate change in the UK. Due to speak at “What’s Stopping Us Stopping Climate Change?” at Leatherhead Theatre, Surrey at 6.30pm on 28 September, he’s said,

“We are failing to deliver on climate change and the whole political system is responsible.”

“Now more than ever, this is a critical discussion around how we set up the mechanism to ensure delivery, now and in the future, no matter which party is in power.”