Bury Climate Hub

If local communities created their own spaces to tackle climate change and to promote positive climate action what would those spaces look like? And what support and inspiration would they provide in order to inspire a whole community of climate activists?

In partnerhsip with Climate Action Bury we spent six months working across Bury to connect with communities in a process of co-enquiry discovering the how do’s that really matter to local people, and starting to think about how a climate hub may make these dreams into reality.

  • How do we make our public spaces favour people and bikes over cars?
  • How do we generate our own electricity?
  • How do we build sustainable homes and what would those homes look like?
  • How do we give over all roadside verges to wildlife?
  • How do we create a community solution to sharing tools, and the expertise to use them?

We did this by working to:

  • Build capacity and reach in order to connect with a larger number of individuals and communities.
  • Supporting more local people to explore how they can engage in positive climate action on a local level.
  • Working to learn what local residents would like from a climate hub.
  • Thinking about how best we can take a community led approach to supporting and empowering our own communities to engage in positive climate action now and going forward.
  • Engage with local residents to grow engagement with an online climate hub, supporting people to think about how it may help them to live in a more climate positive way in their own home and community.

This project was supported by Bury Council as part of their Let’s Do It: Community Climate Action Fund.