Climate change resources hub
Staffordshire Wildlife Trust carries out conservation projects all over the county to protect our special landscapes and wildlife. Their vision is to create a Living Landscape in Staffordshire. The Living Landscape concept involves focussing efforts on improving the wider landscape to make it a better place for wildlife. As well as continuing to protect and expand core areas of high quality habitat, such as nature reserves, the Trust is investing energy into the land in between these core areas – the farmland, gardens, parks, allotments, community areas, school grounds and even golf courses - to make them into places that can support wildlife.
Transition Lichfield acts as an umbrella organisation to showcase sustainable initiatives, with lots of ideas and tips for residents and engages with local councillors and businesses on strategies to get to NetZero.
Garden Organic have launched Waste Savvy Staffs, in partnership with with Staffordshire County Council, to encourage residents to reduce, reuse and recycle to encourage less waste. They have lots of good tips particularly on recycling (less plastic), food waste reduction and composting. Their ambition is to reduce the impact that poorly disposed waste has on our environment.
Whittington & Fisherwick Environment Group The parishes of Whittington and Fisherwick are aiming to become one of the first low carbon communities in the United Kingdom. By acting as a real community we can learn from each other, help one another and create a real sense of momentum and local pride.
Southern Staffordshire Community Energy is a community benefit society run entirely by volunteers that provide installations of PV on buildings for the local area. In 2011 and 2016, SSCE raised the funds through two community share issues for two separate projects, which consisted of us commissioning the installation of PV panels on a number of community and hospital buildings in Staffordshire.
Countryside & Parks Conservation Group gives people a chance to play an important part in local conservation and to learn practical skills that are used to manage habitats and to conserve and encourage rare and protected species to thrive. Volunteers will work alongside Lichfield District Council's parks team who are ready to answer any questions you might have about conservation.
Lichfield Freecycle aims to reduce the amount of rubbish we throw away by giving people an opportunity to give away things that they don't need. Before you book a bulky/scrap collection or take your unwanted items to the tip, why not find out if you can donate it?
Spark Burntwood is a charitable project based in Burntwood providing care and support for families through new and pre-loved items suitable for babies and children - including clothing, toys, books, equipment, maternity and more. Spark receives donations from the community - message the Facebook page or email for more information. Spark also operates a community fridge, which is available for the community to donate to and receive items. Spark aims to help families in need and it supports recycling, reusing and avoiding waste.