WCA’s 2022 highlights

WCA supports 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 for retrofits of over 4m homes by 2025, and joined Warm This Winter actions.
Please see our guide to actions to lower bills and emissions.

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. Activities included community gardening, biodiversity, composting, air pollution & active travel, home energy, creating a hedgehog-friendly garden, letter-writing, origami animals and face-painting. Thanks to everyone who came!

Climate Picnic, Christchurch Green, 11 September 2022

Events for Wanstead Fringe and festival 2022 included a climate picnic (above) and talk by Dan Edelstyn on film and social change. We had stalls and leafleting around Redbridge on divestment and retrofits. Among many other events, WCA members took part in Just Stop Oil‘s huge march (October) to demand no new oil or gas licences; helped with the artwork for Global day of action during COP27 (Nov) in solidarity with African climate movements like StopEACOP.; and Fossil Free London‘s campaign against approval of new oil fields.

February 2023 (onwards): Climate Coalition suggests how to write to your MP; Mon 20 March, Christ Church Talk ‘Act Together – Choose Your Future’, was also the day the IPCC published its Synthesis Report. Blog in progress here;

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