Sustainable Wantage is a community action group (CAG), run by volunteers interested in lifestyles that have a lower impact on the environment and increase our resourcefulness and resilience as a local community. We run events and activities on various themes - subscribe to the monthly newsletter for the latest info: Subscribe here
Read previous newsletters here: Sustainable News
What impact are we making locally? See our Impact Report
Sustainable Wantage is a Co-op This will increase our options for projects and fundraising, helping us to make a more of a difference locally. Membership is open and we would love you to join and support us - It's £5 per year to be a member and a one off payment of £1 to buy a share in the Co-op. To receive the membership form email us HERE
We have renewed our lease on 15 Mill St and can take bookings from groups, organisations, businesses and individuals wanting to hire the space. More details HERE
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01235 766689
The Mix is available four days a week as a ‘hot desk’ space. People can subscribe to have access to The Mix as a space to work from in town on Mon/Tues & Thurs/Fridays. We’ve installed high desks, decent wifi and low table space to complement the existing meeting table and chairs. There is access to a meeting area, a fridge and kettle, and basic kitchen and toilet facilities. A keyless entry system provides access to The Mix for subscribers between the hours of 9am and 5pm on hot desking days.
Contact Us to enquire about Hot Desking here.
Local Groups Network
We are contacting other local community organisations with the aim of creating a local group network for Wantage, Grove and the surrounding area. The purpose of the network is to be a place where local groups can share information and resources, get to know about each other and create stronger links.
If you are part of a local community organisation and would like it to be added to the network, please use this link to send an email confirming the contact details and we will include the group on the network. You can add more than one organisation if you like.
Yes! Please include us in the local group network
Make Stuff Happen!
Got an idea for a local project or activity? Maybe we can help you make it happen. Whether it's a planting project, make and mend, breadmaking, foraging walks, DIY insulating, bike maintenance, group buying, water saving, seed swapping, energy projects, swishing or anything else that involves sustainability, we would love to hear about it. The possibilities are endless and exciting, and, as much as our active members would like to do them all, there just aren't enough hours in the day! That's where you come in - if you would like talk through an idea, large or small, get in touch. We may be able to offer the support it needs to get going, such as publicity or equipment.
If you would like to support the group more directly, we are always on the lookout for keen people. Our areas of interest often overlap each other, but broadly cover:
Food - supporting local produce & growing your own
Energy - saving energy & renewable generation
Resources - reducing waste & consumption through recycling, composting, upcycling
Environment - protection and promotion of our natural environment and biodiversity
Transport - Promoting low impact travel like biking, public transport, car share
Community - events, supporting local independent trade, connecting with other groups
Green Drinks Last Wednesdays of the month, date confirmed on the newsletter each month
7.30pm usually in The Mix, 15 Mill St, Wantage, all welcome!
Sustainable Wantage is a Transition Initiative
We have taken the plunge and become a Transition Initiative to help our journey towards a more resilient future. So what’s new?
We are still ‘Sustainable Wantage’ and continue to raise awareness of energy and environmental issues. There is increased focus on understanding what climate change and peak oil actually means to our local community, particularly in light of the current economic situation, and we are exploring ways we can increase our resilience and reduce ourdependence on oil. It’s a positive, inclusive process that can involve the whole community.
The next step in Transition could be to become a 'Transition Town' like Abingdon and Henley, or start 'Transition Streets' as they have in Blewbury.
More about Transition here: Transition
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