Eco Sutton Achievements 2009 – 2016

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

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