Daily Archives: September 26th, 2016

Eco Sutton Achievements 2009 – 2016

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In preparing for our public stall we had a think about what we have acieved so far. Here is the list we came up with:
 Member of the City’s Sustainability Forum
 Accepted by the city council as an environmental community group for Sutton Coldfield
 Showed films from Findhorn and Transition Towns
 Ran a Garden-Sharing project
 Partner with Bike North Birmingham on cycle routes
 Now working on walking routes to improve health
 Ran information stalls at New Hall Mill and EXPO in Parade
 Distributed electricity-saving and water-saving gadgets
 Helped organise a General Election Hustings
 Ran meetings before and after the UN Paris Agreement
 Petitioned for the improvement of air quality in Sutton Coldfield
 Contributed to city consultations on their Plan for 2035; on their Green Belt proposals; on their Waste Policy for 2019
 Worked with City Council officers surveying the pools in Sutton Park with Friends of Sutton Park and Witton Lakes as potential mini-hydro-electric generation sites
 Now working as technical advisers with Witton Lodge Community Association on placing a contract for a hydro scheme to generate electricity for their Eco Lodge
 Giving initial consideration to an Anaerobic Digestion scheme for Sutton Park
 Beginning work with the new town council on sustainability policy
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The advice given to the public has been on: solar panels, cavity wall and loft insulation; local & organic food growing; cycle and walking routes
Our campaigning has been for Sutton Coldfield to lead the way on implementing energy reduction plans in order to help preserve our planet

What is Sustainable Development?

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Eco Sutton Aspirations for the Royal Town
‘What is sustainable development?’
Sustainable development is the process by which we reach the goal of sustainability. We want to “enable all people throughout the world to satisfy their basic needs and enjoy a better quality of life without compromising the quality of life of future generations”

For us, putting sustainable development into practice in Sutton Coldfield means enhancing the economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of individuals, families and communities; and achieving a better quality of life for our own and future generations, in ways that:

• Promote social justice and equality of opportunity; and

• Enhance the natural and cultural environment and respect its limits – using only our fair share of the earth’s resources and sustaining our cultural legacy.
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