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 February  2022
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Camden Recycles Cups Webinar 2nd March 

Camden Climate Change Alliance and Veolia are hosting a free webinar on Camden Recycles Cups on 2nd March, 10am – 10.45am. Learn more about the project, where the cups go and how to get involved. Participants in the project receive free training and single use cup recycling collections. 

If you own an office or a café business this is a great opportunity for you to help reduce the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. Places to participate in the project are limited so contact us today.

Want to find out more and sign up? Please click here

Five reasons to sign up to March in March with Camden Giving

 
Are you an Camden-based business? If so, take part in Camden Giving’s March in March and help raise vital funds for local groups. The task is simple: You and your team challenge yourselves to walk 10,000 steps a day (or as many as you can) every day in March. 

Camden business will be competing against other business in the area, as well as Islington-based ones. The winning borough and business will be decided in the first week of April.

Interested in signing up? click here
 

IPCC release report on climate impacts, adaption and vulnerability  


As part of The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report to be completed this year, Working Group II released a report this month: 
Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability 

The Working Group II report examines the impacts of climate change on nature and people around the globe and finds:
  • Urgent action is required to deal with increasing risks
  • Safeguarding and strengthening nature is key to securing a liveable future
  • Cities are hotspots of impacts and risks, but also a crucial part of the solution
  • There is a narrowing window for action
Read more here
 

Solar PV scheme open for business 

Businesses in Camden account for 66% of direct emissions, therefore installing solar PV can significantly improve the energy efficiency of your building whilst helping to demonstrate to your clients your commitment to tackling the climate crisis.

Solar Together is group-buying scheme open to all Camden residents, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and some Commonhold Associations.

The scheme helps residents and organisations to purchase low-cost, high-quality solar panels, or add battery storage to existing panels, and contributes to tackling the climate crisis in Camden.  

Register before 15 March to take part.

Find out more here 

Fairtrade Fortnight:
21st February - 6th March 

It's Fairtrade Fortnight, the annual celebration of all things Fairtrade.  

This year’s events will highlight the growing challenges that climate change brings to the farmers and workers in the communities which work with the Fairtrade Foundation.

The Fairtrade Foundation is running an online festival: the Choose The World You Want Festival 2022. There will be talks, workshops, farm visits and interactive activities.

Form more information click here

Celebrating Climate Action Case Study: Camden Recycling Rewards 


Our case study on climate action in Camden this month is on Camden Recycling Rewards - a digital engagement programme which rewards residents for reducing the amount they waste, reusing what they can and recycling more. It works in conjunction with Jump.  Residents commit to green actions and earn ‘Green Points’ for each action they complete.

The scheme has helped 6,142 residents reduce carbon emissions in Camden, with an estimated 149,263kg of carbon avoided since June 2019.

In addition, every year £3,000 is donated to local charities and community groups on behalf of the communities that earn the most Green Points per person.
 
Want to find out more? click here
Upcoming awareness days

Global Recycling Day - 18th March

Fair Trade Fortnight 21st Feb - 6th March
 
Upcoming
events 


Camden Recycles Cups 2nd March CCCA/Veolia 
 
Award opportunities

Ashden Awards 

Funding
See the CCCA Funding Page

 
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