South East Climate Alliance

We are a coalition of local environment, community and faith groups across South East England uniting for urgent action on climate change. 

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Building back better: how can councils spark a green post-Covid recovery?

“Never let a good crisis go to waste” was a saying attributed to Winston Churchill. As organisations and governments move from emergency response mode to thinking about the post-coronavirus recovery, a wave of new thinking is emerging on how we can ‘Build back better’, or perhaps more specifically...

May Action: Switch to a green energy supplier and support SECA

For our joint action for May, we’re launching a brand new energy switching tool that will help people save money, choose 100% green energy, while chipping in to support the work of SECA. Many of you will already be on a green energy tariff, but lots of people haven’t got around to it, or are...

Death of the “me first” society

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of many people, and many more will be lost before the crisis is over. But one death that we will not mourn is the death of the “me first” society. For decades we have been told that humans are inherently selfish. We are all out for what we can get,...

APRIL ACTION:  Let’s stay in touch using Slack

With so many of our regular climate action efforts and campaigns now on hold because of coronavirus, the SECA Steering Group has been thinking how we can make best use of this lockdown period.  Since meeting in person is ruled out we figured now would be a good time to try out Friends of the...

Case study: Repair café unites community and sows seeds of change

Behaviour change can be a daunting prospect, unless it happens in easy steps, with tangible and immediate benefits. Getting together to fix stuff is an instantly appealing answer to reducing waste, but Horsham District resident Carrie Cort has discovered that setting up a regular repair café has...

First crop of Climate Action Plans starting to come through

Nearly all the county, district and borough councils in the South East have now recognised the climate emergency. Some have been quick off the mark in producing Climate Action Plans and are leading the way for others to follow.  In this article we summarise the headlines from some of these...

MARCH ACTION: Rewild our verges

March 3rd is World Wildlife Day.  To celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora how about for SECA's joint action for March we all get behind the Plantlife Road Verge Campaign? According to Plantlife, over 700 species of wildflower grow on the UK’s road verges – nearly 45%...

SECA Anniversary Networking Event – Report back

Our anniversary networking event on January 11th was a cracker!  Just like our inaugural meeting a year ago, it was buzzing with energy and gave us all a much-needed New Year's shot in the arm. This was especially welcome given the urgency we all feel to get moving on climate action. A year ago,...

FEBRUARY ACTION: Shut that door!

Let's keep the heat inside and shut the doors Closing a shop door in winter can save up to 50% in energy use and carbon emissions. If all shops on the high street did this the saving would be immense.  Shops do not want to because they think it will affect their business. Research has shown, it...
Eastbourne Eco Action Network

How SECA members are working with councils: Survey update

SECA is keen to keep tabs on how member groups are getting on in their efforts to engage with their local councils on their climate action plans.  So we have been approaching SECA member groups by phone and email to ask how those efforts have gone.  The news is encouraging;  there's a lot...

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Death of the “me first” society

Death of the “me first” society

The coronavirus pandemic has claimed the lives of many people, and many more will be lost before the crisis is over. But one death that we will not mourn is the death of the “me first” society. For decades we have been told that humans are inherently selfish. We are...

read more
APRIL ACTION:  Let’s stay in touch using Slack

APRIL ACTION:  Let’s stay in touch using Slack

With so many of our regular climate action efforts and campaigns now on hold because of coronavirus, the SECA Steering Group has been thinking how we can make best use of this lockdown period.  Since meeting in person is ruled out we figured now would be a good time...

read more
MARCH ACTION: Rewild our verges

MARCH ACTION: Rewild our verges

March 3rd is World Wildlife Day.  To celebrate and raise awareness of the world's wild fauna and flora how about for SECA's joint action for March we all get behind the Plantlife Road Verge Campaign? According to Plantlife, over 700 species of wildflower grow on the...

read more

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