Welcome to Martlesham Climate Action
Solar System Advice now available
If you are considering a Solar PV system to cut down electricity bills and reduce your carbon footprint, local resident Phil Bull has produce an advice document available on this site at https://martleshamclimateaction.onesuffolk.net/documents/ It is also in Blog Posts and in the Advice Hub tab. It covers the basic terminology and advice before you buy PV panels and batteries. PV will reduce your electricity consumption when it's daylight and a battery enables you to store excess energy for use at night time. You can also 'load shift' if you have an economy 7 like tariff so you fill your battery with cheap energy over night and use it during the day (especially useful for cloudy days).
Martlesham Repair Hub is up and running and from April 2022, Woodbridge Refill Eco shop are selling refills.
We're having a summer break so the next Repair and Climate Advice Hub is on Saturday, 10th September from 10 - 12.00 in St Michaels Church. Don't Bin it: Repair it!
Save buying more plastic and reduce your carbon footprint! The Woodbridge Eco Refill shop will also be there so bring your empty bottles of washing up liquid, non-bio laundry, fabric conditioner, body wash, shampoo/conditioner, cleaning spray and hand soap. As part of the Terracycling scheme you can also deposit your old medicine packets, plastic toothbrushes, electric toothbrish heads and toothpast tubes and packaging.
Also come along for advice on reducing your energy bills and carbon footprint.
Transition Woodbridge Repair Cafe
Woodbridge also have their own Repair Cafe/Hub so if you miss ours, try theirs!!
Next Woodbridge Repair Cafe is on Monday 1st August in St John's Church from 10-12 noon
MCA on BBC Look East!
Broadcast on Monday, 1 November, 2021 at around 6.40. See it on iPlayer. Also on the website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-59118933
Climate Summit, 25th September, 2021
Martlesham Climate Action held its first Climate Summit, in St. Michael's Church, Martlesham Heath on Saturday, 25th September. We had a range of speakers and stands. Please click on the 'Climate Summit' link for some of the talk presentations.
Beware some Green Energy tariffs
Please do not buy peat-based compost
Martlesham Parish Council has voted to become a Wildlife-Friendly Village
Joining up with Risby and Bredfield, and as part of the ESC Green Village and Rewilding initiatives, Martlesham is to become a Wildlife Friendly Village. More to come on this!
Martlesham Climate Action is a working group of Martlesham Parish Council, formed in late 2020 to respond to the Parish Council's declared Climate Emergency. The group is co-chaired by Dave Green and Paul Whitby.
The purpose of Martlesham Climate Action
- Protect the local environment
- Research the effects of climate change
- Educate and Share with the community
- Improve Resilience in the community
- Collaborate with other groups and councils
- Reduce further warming (mitigation)
- Be better prepared for the effects (adaptation)
We can put Climate at the heart of every council decision
We are initially establishing two major themes of work: Carbon Reduction, and Improving Biodiversity (wilding).
We will add material relevant to these themes over the coming weeks and months.
The only thing that creates hope is action -- Greta Thunberg
Suffolk County Council initiatives
Solar Together Suffolk is an innovative scheme offering high-quality solar photovoltaic (PV) panels and battery storage. It is a group-buying scheme, which brings Suffolk households together to get high-quality solar panels at a competitive price, helping you through the process and keeping you in¬formed at every stage.
Pay-As-You-Go electric vehicle charging.
All councils in Suffolk have:
- acknowledged the climate emergency
- committed to reducing their own carbon emissions
- committed to working with partners across the county and region (including the LEP and the Public Sector Leaders) towards making Suffolk carbon neutral by 2030