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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.

Stall in South Woodford, 19 June 2022

WCA member and founder of Redbridge Mums For Lungs Lydia has, as a result of a successful campaign, had this air pollution monitor installed in Elmhurst Gardens next to the playground & A406. From March it began transmitting real time data online at breathelondon.org.

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!

Climate Picnic, Christchurch Green, 11 September 2022

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:

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.

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