We are a grass-roots organisation in Wallingford, Oxfordshire and surrounding villages. Sustainable Wallingford is concerned with climate change and other environmental issues, including the depletion of natural resources.
We believe that we must reduce our dependence on fossil fuels because of the increasing levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. We need to explore ways in which we can adapt locally to a lower-carbon and more sustainable way of living, while maintaining a good, vibrant, and healthy life.
We aim to raise awareness and take action for sustainable living for the present and allow future generations to meet their own needs, and are organised around these main themes:
More efficient use of ENERGY.
Reduction, recycling and reuse of produce to minimise WASTE.
LOCAL SOURCING of food and other products.
Adoption of less carbon intensive TRANSPORT and
Protecting BIODIVERSITY .
Like every other community, we face the uncertainty and threats of what climate change will do to our town and surrounding area, local biodiversity, and resilience to energy and resource scarcity.
We want to be at the forefront of communities in South Oxfordshire in awareness and action by residents, businesses and schools on climate change and its local effects, to reduce consumption and waste, to buy locally produced food and to enjoy the beautiful countryside on our doorstep.
We need a balance between maintaining the beauty of South Oxfordshire and facing up to the fact that between now and 2050 unprecedented global changes in energy supply, water, food and other precious resources will mean we, and more importantly our children, will all have to live very differently when there are over nine billion people on our planet. This needs agreements locally about residential property development, renewable energy, and waste facilities.
This is why we want to involve as many people from the community as possible in sharing understanding of what may lie ahead for us all in living sustainable and high-quality lives.
You can find out more about our activities on this website and hope you are inspired to get involved, please contact us.