Woking Environment Action (WEAct) is a local voluntary group taking action on issues related to the climate emergency and sustainability. Rachel Basham, one of the group’s volunteers tells us more…
Formerly known as Woking Local Action 21, the group has been in existence since 1994. We run a range of projects and activities promoting climate action and conservation that are led and co-ordinated by our passionate volunteers.
We have a number of projects including:
• Our Climate Action Group aims to raise awareness of the climate emergency and drive action to tackle it in Woking. The group arranges regular Climate Lobby meetings with our local MP, has developed a free Carbon Emissions Calculator tool for businesses to understand how they can reduce their carbon footprint, and hosts regular ‘visioning walks’ to think about what a future net-zero Woking could look like.
• Woking Biodiversity Group – improves biodiversity within Woking through practical conservation workdays and by engaging the local community and business volunteers.
• Incredible Edible – encourages the community to learn how to grow their own food. We currently have two sites in Woking – on Rydens Way and in Knaphill near the Post Office. Anyone can help to look after the plots and all are welcome to help themselves to the produce.
We are also involved with other projects across Woking such as Operation Owl and Plastic Free Woking, as well as hosting outreach stalls at events such as Party in the Park and Woking Food Festival.
If you would like to find out more about WEAct, why not join them for their Annual General Meeting at 7.30pm on 18 November 2021 via zoom. If you would like to attend please sign up via Eventbrite here.