Events and Webinars

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Wyke Farm - Sustainability Tour and Visit

11th March (1-4pm) - Wyke Farm, Bruton

Join us for an afternoon tour of Wyke Farms' sustainable energy visitor centre and find out how they have transitioned to becoming a low carbon business. The tour is open to our Environment Champions, as well as representatives from community groups or other manufacturers and farm-based businesses looking to learn about sustainability and carbon reduction. If you'd like to join us, please submit your details at the link below.

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Building Sustainable Communities

24th Nov (6pm) - Taunton or via Live Stream (online) - Free

The construction industry is a key contributor of waste. Join Bradfords Building Company at this sustainability in the construction industry event. Listen to a selection of speakers who will address the topics of both retrofit to existing properties, and the challenges and opportunities regarding incorporating low carbon into new builds.

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SCOP26+ Climate Event

6th November - Somerton - All day

To support the global effort on Climate Change, the Levels Climate Forum is inviting more than 400 Somerset parishes to the SCOP26+ Climate Conference at the Edgar Hall in Somerton on Saturday 6 November from 1pm-6pm.

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SSDC Community Grants

12th Jan (7-8pm) - Online (Free)

SSDC are hosting a short webinar to introduce the SSDC Community Grants scheme. Sign up to hear an overview of the scheme, along with examples of projects already supported. These include West Coker Parish Council who installed insulation on their village hall, Milborne Port who installed a water re-fill point, Ferne Hill animal centre, and Barrington Football club who installed solar panels on their clubhouse. Zoom details to follow but please register interest here.

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Rewilding Somerset - CPRE

Catch up on SSDC's presentation

Catch up on CPRE's hugely successful event in November 2021 exploring how we can all make Somerset a wilder, greener place where wildlife and communities can thrive. Re-watch all the presentations, including from SSDC, where we discussed our recent conservation verge trials, our parish wildflower giveaway and lots more. Other speakers included Somerset Wildlife Trust and Rewilding Britain.

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Small Businesses - The Journey to Net Zero

Catch up by reading a summary of the event saved below.

The FSB hosted a FREE online conference to explore the significant role small businesses can play in the transition to Net Zero. What does net zero mean, why new targets apply to you, as well as hearing inspiring case studies from other small businesses. Read a summary at the link below.

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Community Renewable Energy Forum

7th Dec (7-8:30pm) - Online (Free)

Somerset Climate Action Network are hosting a community renewable energy forum online to showcase the various community lead organisations and their projects around Somerset, including details of how they came about, their achievements so far and tips for starting a new initiative.  Presentations include Solar Streets Bruton, Avalon Community Energy and Wedmore Community Co-op.

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Rivercide - How did our rivers end up like this?

Re-watch Rivercide at the link below.

Friends of the River Frome presented a screening of Rivercide in November, a ground breaking investigative documentary into the state of UK rivers, presented by environmental writer George Mobiot. If you missed it, you can watch it at the link below. 

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Wildflower Verge Webinar

Catch up on the live recording.

Re-watch SSDC's online webinar on wildflowers and hear about our No Mow Conservation Trials. We had talks from Plantlife's Dr Kate Petty (3:56 mins), SSDC's Horticultural lead (41:16 mins), along with local case-studies (1.08:52 mins). Click the link below to watch the recording.