If you would like to get involved or if you have a project for consideration please contact the Town Clerk firstname.lastname@example.org or 01263 733354.
You can help towards achieving the carbon neutral goal by planting native trees in in your garden, which will help reduce carbon emissions and help prevent the decline in local wildlife by providing them with a source of food and shelter – whilst giving you and your children/grandchildren to observe wildlife up close.
You will find a list of suitable trees by the Woodland Trust https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/blog/2021/11/british-trees-to-plant-in-your-garden/
Trees include Bird Cherry
Carbon Calculators now available on our website
To enable people to reduce their carbon footprint they initially need to be able to calculate their current footprint. To assist with this Aylsham Town Council have added a carbon footprint calculator to their website. This can be used by both individual households and also small businesses. We encourage everyone to calculate their current carbon expenditure
No words. No numbers. No graphs. Just 170 vertical coloured bars, showing the progressive heating of our planet in a single, striking image.
The climate stripes were created by Professor Ed Hawkins at the University of Reading in 2018.
They show clearly and vividly how global average temperatures have risen over nearly two centuries,
How do they work?
Each stripe represents the average temperature for a single year, relative to the average temperature over the period as a whole. Shades of blue indicate cooler-than-average years, while red shows years that were hotter than average. The stark band of deep red stripes on the right-hand side of the graphic show the rapid heating of our planet in recent decades.
© Reading University
In August 2021 Aylsham Town Council declared a climate emergency and are now looking towards net zero carbon by 2030
The Aylsham Climate Emergency Group will work on various projects in order to achieve this. The Terms of Reference for the Group can be seen on our policies page
The group will be working towards a strategy and when this is available will be added to this webpage.
The strategy will follow the following guidelines
Identify main sources of emissions
Recognise which sources will be reduced by outside factors e.g. Government action or technological developments
Identify the most impactful changes that Aylsham residents and organisations can make
Create a 10 year plan (decadal) plan of action
Run pilots for each measure using enthusiastic volunteers from social networks (real and virtual) across Aylsham
Monitor and improve measures based on feedback from pilots
What can we all do about climate change
10 easy things that can make a difference
Conserve water – don’t waste a drop. Invest in a water butt for your garden
Buy organic food whenever possible – better for you and the environment
Eat sustainable foods and cut down on eating meat – try going vegan once a week
Use the car less – walk, cycle or use the bus whenever possible
If using the car check your vehicle tyres are at the correct pressure – saves fuel (and tyres!)
Use 2 stroke rather than 4 stroke engine garden appliances (far lower emissions)
Reduce waste – reuse, restore, repair and recycle everything you possibly can and buy second-hand goods. Give composting a try
Turn down the heating and wear an extra layer of clothing
Plant a tree
Find out more about what you can do and get involved
Presentation from Broadland District Council on how they are responding to Climate Change
Presentation from Aylsham Rotary on Plastic in Aylsham
What is the best way to deal with your waste?