Who Are We?
We are Wanstead Climate Action (WCA), a friendly local group who came together in 2019 over shared concerns about the climate emergency. Through community and political outreach, protest and campaigning, we aim to improve awareness of the urgent need to reduce carbon emissions to zero and stop global heating. Please join us to help make positive change.
WCA Top News
We are supporting the ‘Great Homes Upgrade’ to rapidly cut bills and emissions from home heating. In March 2022 we were outside the Treasury to hand in a letter calling retrofits of over 4m homes by 2025, and on 3 December join Warm This Winter for a day of action.
Please see our guide to practical and political actions for climate and lower bills.
It was wonderful to share ideas and tips and meet new friends at the Climate Picnic on 11 Sep. Workshops included community gardening and biodiversity, reuse and composting, air pollution & active travel, home energy, creating a hedgehog-friendly garden, letter-writing, origami animals and face-painting for kids. Thanks to everyone who came!
Recent and future dates
Events for Wanstead Fringe and festival 2022 included a climate picnic (above) and talk by Dan Edelstyn on film and social change. October was month of action from Just Stop Oil, launched with a huge march, to demand no new oil or gas licences or consents; civil disobedience got huge media attention, resuming on 29 Nov. 14-16 Oct Extinction Rebellion ‘weekend of resistance’ was educational and fun.
Next welcome and planning meeting : Tues 6 Dec. Look out for our stalls and leafleting around Redbridge on divestment and retrofits. Events with WCA participation this month:
- Sat 12 Nov. Global day of action, coinciding with COP27 (6-18 Nov), in solidarity with Egyptian & African climate movement and StopEACOP. We helped with the artwork!
2627 Nov. Walk for Wildlife Sadly POSTPONED until Spring.
- Sat 3 Dec. Warm this Winter day of action. Central London.
Get involved in Redbridge
Redbridge council’s next Climate Action Forum (register via this link) is expected to be an in-person meeting in November 2022 to discuss the one-year update on the Climate Action Plan. The forum is for any person or group (more groups here) in Redbridge with a passion for the environment, to collaborate and share ideas, opportunities and inspiration for community efforts to tackle the climate crisis.