Climate Emergency sees Lymm turning over a new leaf!


THE term Climate Emergency is subject of great discussion at present and now a new umbrella group has been formed in Lymm bringing together 12 voluntary organisations that share the same environmental concerns.

One constantly hears of climate change conferences, such as the United Nations Climate Change Conference (Cop 26) later this year, and of action groups such as Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion.

In Lymm, there are over 12 local voluntary organisations contributing to help the environment who share a common belief that “actions speak louder than words”.
In an effort to unify these groups under one umbrella, a collective organisation has been formed called L E A F – Lymm Environment Action Forum – where the accent will be on Action.
L E A F will aim to encourage all residents – in Lymm & District – to “turn over a new leaf” and do everything they possibly can to reduce the carbon footprint of their homes and businesses to net zero carbon within the next 10 years.
The launch of L E A F will take place on Saturday 26th June 2021 at Lymm Hub, the new site name comprising Lymm Library, Lymm Sanctuary Hub and Lymm Business Centre.
The launch will coincide with two further events promoting positive environmental messages. On Thursday 24th and Friday 25th June, a two-day IT Recycling Scheme will run from the Hub inviting local people to drop off old and unwanted IT equipment for safe recycling and disposal.
On Sunday 27th June, L E A F will remain in place outside the Hub as a complementary satellite exhibition to Lymm Historic Transport Day which takes place that day. A further part of the L E A F exhibit will move onto the May Queen field where it will feature electric and hydrogen-fuelled vehicles.
Entrance to the L E A F launch exhibition will be free and there will be experts on hand to answer the many questions which we are sure residents will have. The exhibition will involve a number of partner organisations including Low Carbon Lymm, Lymm Community Energy, Friends of Spud Wood, Plastic Free Lymm, and Lymm Transition Village and it will feature a variety of topics including tree planting, solar panels, energy-efficiency advice, repair shop, a “why buy new” occasional use equipment library, electric vehicles and charging points, and hydrogen vehicle technology. There will also be a trailer-mounted exhibit from Hero Renewables of Middlewich which will feature alternative energy technologies, including insulation, underfloor heating, and air & ground source heat pumps.
Beyond the initial launch event in June, plans are in place to liaise with schools and youth groups to share information and activities with families and there will be regular information and activity events hosted at the Hub open to all local residents.
To obtain further details about LEAF, its partner organisations and projects, or to get involved in supporting future initiatives, please contact Ray Banton representing LEAF on 07831 271847 or Richard Pearce representing Lymm Sanctuary Hub on 07976 352914 or email [email protected]


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