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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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...
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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...

JANUARY ACTION: Pledge to fly less

Flying really is the elephant in the room when it comes to our personal carbon footprints. It contributes about 3% of total global annual emissions, but this figure is growing steadily and flying is one of the toughest nuts to crack in going carbon neutral.  So we're making flying the focus of our...

December Action: Vote for climate action!

So it's official - there will be an election on 12 December. This is our moment to push climate action to the top of the political agenda, and make it a #climateelection.  No doubt you've already been thinking of what you can do to help achieve this.  In this 'Election Special' blog we've brought...

How to organise a hustings meeting

We need to make sure climate change and the environment are high on the agenda for the upcoming Dec 12th election otherwise they are likely to get submerged by Brexit and other issues. Organising a hustings meeting for your local election candidates is a great way of doing this.  It shows...

November Action – Plant a tree

Asides from SECA’s work with councils we decided it would be great to encourage more personal action to tackle climate change. We are going to suggest one idea each month for a combined action that SECA members can get behind, and forward to their own friends, families and networks.  By joining...

What are we learning about campaign tactics?

Figuring out how to lobby for a climate emergency has been a steep learning curve for many SECA members. Few of us have had much direct experience of working with local councils before. The SECA Steering Group compared notes at a recent meeting to see what we're learning. Here's the 10 top tips we...

Half the councils in the South East have pledged climate action

What started as a trickle is becoming a flood.  The number of local councils in the South East that have declared a climate emergency is growing so fast it's hard to keep up! The latest tally (updated Oct 24th) is that 37 district, borough or county councils across Surrey, Sussex, Hampshire, the...

Horsham District Council passes climate emergency motion

PRESS RELEASE - 26 June 2109 Horsham District Council took a significant step this evening in agreeing a motion to increase action on climate change, as well as on a range of other environmental issues from single use plastics to biodiversity. There was a high degree of consensus in the chamber...

Mole Valley declares a Climate Emergency!

*** LATEST NEWS FROM DORKING CLIMATE EMERGENCY *** Tonight, 18th June 2019, an extra-ordinary meeting of Mole Valley District Council voted UNANIMOUSLY to declare a meaningful Climate Emergency.  Thanks to all who responded to our urgent call-out and managed to attend the debate. And even more...

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How SECA members are working with councils:  Survey update

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...

read more
JANUARY ACTION: Pledge to fly less

JANUARY ACTION: Pledge to fly less

Flying really is the elephant in the room when it comes to our personal carbon footprints. It contributes about 3% of total global annual emissions, but this figure is growing steadily and flying is one of the toughest nuts to crack in going carbon neutral.  So we're...

read more
December Action: Vote for climate action!

December Action: Vote for climate action!

So it's official - there will be an election on 12 December. This is our moment to push climate action to the top of the political agenda, and make it a #climateelection.  No doubt you've already been thinking of what you can do to help achieve this.  In this...

read more
How to organise a hustings meeting

How to organise a hustings meeting

We need to make sure climate change and the environment are high on the agenda for the upcoming Dec 12th election otherwise they are likely to get submerged by Brexit and other issues. Organising a hustings meeting for your local election candidates is a great way of...

read more
November Action – Plant a tree

November Action – Plant a tree

Asides from SECA’s work with councils we decided it would be great to encourage more personal action to tackle climate change. We are going to suggest one idea each month for a combined action that SECA members can get behind, and forward to their own friends,...

read more
What are we learning about campaign tactics?

What are we learning about campaign tactics?

Figuring out how to lobby for a climate emergency has been a steep learning curve for many SECA members. Few of us have had much direct experience of working with local councils before. The SECA Steering Group compared notes at a recent meeting to see what we're...

read more

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