With unprecedented heat waves causing widespread destruction and concern around the world, more and more of us are talking about climate change, and how we can help to protect our planet from more devastation.
Whilst it can feel like a daunting task, we know that together we can make a real difference, which is why we have put together a list of all of the green groups in Bath, that are working tirelessly to protect our local and global environment, and who are all on the lookout for new volunteers to help them with their cause.
Wicked Weather Watch (WWW) is a charity that aims to provide clarity for children and young people about climate change and global warming.
WWW offers a unique insight into climate change, providing up to the minute resources for lessons and assemblies as well as opportunities to hear directly from people who have visited the Arctic.
Rainforest Concern protects threatened natural habitats, the biodiversity they contain and the indigenous people who still depend on them for their survival. At present, the organisation has 16 conservation projects in 8 countries and they work closely with local conservation organisations in these countries to protect rainforests.
Vegmead Edible Garden is looked after on behalf of the community by Vegmead Community Group (VCG). VCG is a member organisation, entirely run by volunteers, that promotes sustainable urban food systems through the creation of meaningful volunteering opportunities for all.
Wild Walcot is a community-based project and is being designed and run in conjunction with residents and businesses on Walcot Street. Working with Avon Wildlife Trust and the Walcot Traders Association, Wild Walcot have co-designed a project which aims to create a wildlife corridor along Walcot Street in Bath.
Green social / action groups
Love Co2mbe Down is a community forum open to all in the Combe Down area. It was started in 2016 by local people who were keen to get together to talk about projects they would like to see in and around Combe Down.
Bath Green Drinks is for anyone with an interest in environmental issues. It’s an opportunity to meet some of the more environmentally minded people in the area; share ideas, discuss the latest issues and find out what others are involved with.
We are a growing community of thinkers, do-ers, dreamers, makers and tinkerers, finding time to gift our ideas, skills and energy to help accelerate the impact of social and environmental innovators, change makers and epic projects of social good.
Transition Bath is part of the wider ‘Transition Network’ – in Bath, they are an organisation whose concerns are the impact created by climate change carbon emissions and peak oil. Transition Bath aims to build a sustainable future by harnessing the power of the local community in the face of declining natural resources and increasing fuel and food costs.
Bath Area Growers is a network of community groups growing fruit and veg in and around Bath, Somerset, UK. They provide volunteering opportunities and training in horticultural skills. Their overall objective is to make fresh, local food available to our local communities.
For a full list of growers check out their listing in the Ecojam green directory.
The project began in August 2010 when the Hughes family, who own the land, wanted it to be brought back into use, having previously been a market garden and nursery. With the help of Transition Bath, Dry Arch Growers was formed and currently grows vegetables and manages the fruit trees on the land.
A lively and passionate group based in Bath committed to saving our planet and supporting Greenpeace International. The group meets the first Wednesday of each month at The Bell Inn.
Refill is a national, practical tap water campaign that aims to make refilling your bottle as easy, convenient and cheap as possible by introducing refill points on every street.
A Bath-based eco group for families and friends seeking positive change in family-friendly ways, taking steps large and small, together and individually. This group launched ‘The Last Straw’ campaign to encourage businesses to give up plastic straws. Visit the Ecojam News section for a full report on the campaign.
Bath Living Streets are a volunteer organisation who are keen to help improve air quality in central Bath. Over the last few months, the team have organised a series of monthly ‘no idling’ events targeting idling hotspots in Abbey and Walcot wards and asking drivers who are idling their engines when parked for over a minute to switch off. If volunteers want to learn some valuable behaviour change skills and help to improve Bath air too, they are encouraged to get involved and receive full training from the team.
If you are part of a green group or organisation that isn’t listed here, please add your details to our Ecojam Green Directory. Alternatively, if you have any questions about the local green scene in Bath, please don’t hesitate to contact Ecojam Bath manager, Bex, at firstname.lastname@example.org.