There are lots of ways to get involved and make a difference ...
Take Everyday Action
Talk about climate change in your daily life
One of the most important things we can all do is talk about climate change in our daily lives. Climate conversations are important because they can play a huge role in creating social change, and the charity Talk Climate aim to show us how to have those conversations. You can download their guide here for free.They have other guides and videos covering other climate topics too.
Download the guide to climate conversations from Talk Climate - and have a go.
Reduce your footprint
We are finding more and more ways to inspire you to take action and reduce your impact. You will find suggestions for simple steps that don't take money to do, and possibly not much time either. Some of these actions will actually save you money. Other actions do need time or money, and not everyone will be able to to them. It is important to do what you can- what we can do is different for all of us.
Browse this site and find a quick and simple action you can do now. It's good to start.
Regularly use a footprint calculator to measure your impact
Some carbon calculators require a lot of data input to give you a precise figure, others just ask you questions you can answer off the top of your head, and give you an approximate figure. Skip over to our Carbon Calculator page to find out about them and choose one that is right for you.
Why not use a carbon calculator now, and come back in 6-months to see if you have been able to make a difference.
Find out the size of your carbon footprint - click here
Volunteer with a community group
Go to our community page and see if there is a green group in your area doing something you are intereseted in.
Browse the Community Action page for a group near you.
If there isn't one, perhaps there would be others interested in starting one. There is a lot of help to start many kinds of groups, for example a local Incredible Edible group or a Repair Cafe.
Start a local action group. Find the help you need. Ask other groups in the guide how.
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Stay in touch with green news from around Powys and further afield
Support our Social Media Channels
Our facebook page is @powysgreenguide
Our Instagram page is #powysgreenguide
Follow & share our social media, share environment, news, inspiration and ideas
Speak Up! Make Your Voice Heard
An important part of environmental action is to let people in power know what you think and to hold them to account for their decisions. Write letters to let your Councillor and MP know what you think and how you feel. Signing petitions can help, and they take little time and no cost to take part in.
Let decision makers know the importance of making progress in cutting carbon emissions immediately.
Be on our Team
Be a Green Guide Connector for your community
Powys is a big place and we want to be relevant and up to date wherever you are in Powys. We need people in communities around the county to tell us about what is happening, and to spread the word about the Powys Green Guide in your community, to lift it off the page. More of a contact point than a big job!
If you are willing to be a Green Guide Connector in your community, mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Become a topic specialist/curator
Use your knowledge and interest in a particular area to keep the Powys Green Guide as helpful and up to date as possible. Or write a blog post on your chosen topic
Volunteer as a topic curator
Write a blog on a topic of interest to you
Become part of the website team
Use your skills to upload information to the website and help to expand into new information. Source and size photographs and other media.
Volunteer to be part of the website team
Help us to raise funds
We are seeking ways to make the Powys Green Guide independent of funding for everyday running of the site. If you feel you would like to hold a fundraiser or donate, we welcome your support.
Be a Business Sponsor
Would your business like to become a Powys Green Guide business sponsor? If you would like to talk to us about this opportunity mail us at email@example.com.
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