St EndellioPort Isaac photon parish is working with the local Cornwall Friends of the Earth group on a Climate Friendly Parish project. Local businesses and the parish council signed up to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 5% annually.
A Climate Friendly Parish steering group coordinates activities, and the local school is involved. Students are analysing emissions and looking at ways to reduce them.
Residents and businesses are surveyed and encouraged to reduce their climate impact. This is a pilot that may lead to a wider project, joining up different communities’ activities to reduce the carbon footprint over the long term. A new Cornwall Community Climate Forum brings St Endellion together with community groups, faith groups and environmental organisations. A climate newsletter, messages in the local press, seminars, visits and debates raise the profile of the St Endellion project and the Forum. For more information, see the document, Ways to tackle Climate Change