Sustainable Wallingford started over 10 years ago! Here are some notable achievements over the years:
|December 2015||Wallingford All Sharing Project launched to match people unable to use all their garden with others who would like space to grow their own food, sharing the produce. Dig for Wallingford!
The Film “This Changes Everything” was shown to a capacity audience, followed by a discussion on what we can do locally, and the pub
|November 2013||Cholsey Meadows Travel Survey, with the Cholsey Development Trust, to assess and plan travel patterns from the new development. A Cholsey Green Travel Group has now been established|
|September 2011||Eco-homes open days showcasing sustainable technologies.|
|1 May 2011||Cycle ride to celebrate the launch of Sustainable Wallingford’s second cycle routes leaflet.|
|Feb 25,26 2011||Exhibition of the results of our thermal imaging exercise at St Mary’s Church|
|Autumn 2010||Transport Group contributed to various stages of development of Oxfordshire County Council’s Local Transport Plan.|
|27 May 2010||General Election hustings for Wantage Constituency, arranged jointly with Churches Together.|
|5 December 2009||Sustainable Wallingford members attended ‘The Wave’ march in London|
|13 November 2009||Film Evening: ‘The Age of Stupid’ screened at the Corn Exchange.|
|1 May 2009||Cycle ride to celebrate the launch of Sustainable Wallingford’s first cycle rides leaflet.|
|July 18th 2009||Greening Campaign launched. Record response with 24% of households committed to 5 or more simple measures to reduce carbon emissions.|
|October 2008||Climate Change Questionnaire received 667 responses.|
|2008||Fir Tree School’s Vegetable Garden expanded again, becoming large enough to supply 10% of the school’s needs. Governors agreed to fund the post of a part-time gardener.|
|October 2008||A series of film screenings on Climate Change: An Inconvenient Truth; A Crude Awakening; The Power of Community.|
|2008||Campaigned with the Town Council to reduce the use of plastic bags. A new cotton Wallingford bag was launched after a design competition involving local schools.|
|15 September 2007||A new weekly local producers’ market was launched with support from Sustainable Wallingford members. Local farmers and producers continue to sell vegetables, fruit, meat, cakes and preserves.|
|2007||Three Sustainable Wallingford members were invited to join SODC’s
Wallingford Air Quality Management Steering Group, looking at ways to reduce pollution from vehicles in the town centre.
|September 2006||Brian Landowski and a team of volunteers from Sustainable Wallingford, pulled out all the stops to encourage recycling at the Bunkfest. A staggering 77% of rubbish at the festival was recycled.|
|2006||Sustainable Wallingford’s work on the Fir_Tree_School vegetable garden was a winner at the Oxfordshire Sustainability and Conservation Awards.|
|2005||Sustainable Wallingford’s Local Sourcing Group was chosen to run a pilot project for a new scheme run by the Countryside Agency.
‘Food, People and Place’ is about getting local people involved in issues which affect local landscape and local food.
|June 2005||Sally Eccleston and Sarah Webb won first prize in the Cleaner County Campaign competition run by the Oxford Mail and Oxfordshire County Council for their work on reusable nappies.|
|Apr 30 2005||Launch of Sustainable Wallingford’s first ‘Buy Local’ Directory.|
|June 5 2004||No Plastic Bags Day: more than 700 local residents received a re-usable cotton carrier bag. (5p charge Oct 5 2015)|
|November 2004||Sally Eccleston and Sarah Webb won the National Real Nappy Awards (small scheme category) at the annual Women’s Environment Network conference for their work promoting the use of reusable nappies.|
|Oct 2003||First Swap Shop held. Continued ever since! Now quarterly.|
|12 May 2003||Sustainable Wallingford launched by a local group of enthusiasts.|