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?

Working with Climate Action Bury we will be spending six months working across Bury to connect with communities in a process of co-enquiry discovering the what ifs that really matter to local people, and starting to think about how a climate hub may make these dreams into reality.

  • What if our public spaces favoured people and bikes over cars?
  • What if our community could generate its own electricity?
  • What if we only built sustainable homes and what would those homes look like?
  • What if we gave over all roadside verges to wildlife?
  • What if we could create a community solution to sharing tools, and the expertise to use them?

We will do this by working with Climate Action Bury 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 is supported by Bury Council as part of their Let’s Do It: Community Climate Action Fund.