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posted 31 May 2010, 08:37 by Heather Rogers

The first seeds of Sustainable Rudgwick were sown in the spring of 2009 and we are now approaching the end of our first year of growth. We’re still quite a small seedling but excited about establishing ourselves more firmly in our second year.

Rudgwick is a healthy community to have our roots in and it’s at a community level that we can deliver the change that will secure a more sustainable future. It’s great news that, as one if its first acts, our new Lib-Con coalition government has committed to cutting central government’s emissions by 10% over the next 12 months. The government estate is sizeable and reaching this target will be the equivalent of taking 200,000 cars off the road.

But while politicians can point the way, grass roots action is what will really make a difference. Sustainable Rudgwick will continue to look to partner with the great groups that are already working hard to improve life for everyone in Rudgwick, on a range of ideas with a sustainable theme. And we will also continue to provide advice and encouragement to individuals looking to make a personal change.

For example, we can all do our bit by sometimes walking instead of taking the car (it’s good for our health too) and resisting the temptation to fly away on every holiday. We can sign up for some inexpensive insulation and recycle or compost more. We can grow more of our own food – even if it’s just tomatoes on the patio – and we can buy only the food we know we will eat, to save throwing as much of it away.

If you would like to find our more about what we’re up to, lend us your support or even get more involved, join us at our first Annual General Meeting on Thursday 24 June at 7.30 at the Rudgwick Sports and Community Centre. Watch for more details around the village notice boards, visit our website at www.sustainablerudgwick.org.uk, or call Heather on 822956 or James on 823063.

Who knows what’s possible if we work together?

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