Grant enables Wells Goes Green project

December 29 2021
Grant enables Wells Goes Green project

WELLS City Council will launch a Wells Goes Green project in the new year after being awarded a grant for £3,500.

The money is coming from the Together for Our Planet initiative, run by the National Lottery Community Fund, to support communities across the UK to take action on climate change.

It will enable the council to run a series of workshops throughout 2022 focused on seven different sustainability topics: energy, food waste, growing your own food, green travel, biodiversity, RRR (reduce, reuse, recycle), and Christmas.

These workshops will feature speakers who are experts on the topic, activities, and question and answer sessions.

“They aim to help increase understanding of sustainability topics, highlight the changes that will have a difference and tackle barriers that stand in the way of change, whether that is a lack of funds or simply not knowing where to start,” said the council’s Sustainability Officer, Emma Jakins.

“They will be fun, positive events open to everyone who would like to learn more about sustainability, and, most importantly, there will be no judgement. Anyone can come along no matter where they are on their sustainable journey.”

The first event is scheduled for February 5 at Wells Town Hall. Expected to last two to three hours, it will put the spotlight on energy. All events will be free, and more information will be given on the council’s website and Facebook page. Tickets may need to be booked in advance depending on the Covid situation.

“There will be a free activity at each event, so that people can come along, listen to our experts and create something useful,” said Emma.

“Our energy workshop’s activity will be making a draught excluder. Guests can take these items home and use the skills they learnt to help reduce cold draughts around the home.

“I would also welcome anyone in our community who would be interested in this project – for example, who would like to help run the events or would like to speak or share their community work – to contact me via my email address: sustain@wells.gov.uk.”