Carbon Neutral Cornwall Hive Blog

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Welcome to the Hive Blog

The Hive is about helping everyone to make a difference and our guest Bloggers will be writing about things they are passionate about and would like to share.

Do you have a story you would like to share on the Carbon Neutral Cornwall Blog?

If you are part of a community group striving to tackle climate change, or a climate expert and would like to share your own story that can help inspire other people to get involved, we'd love to hear from you.

Please get in touch climatechange@cornwall.gov.uk


Welcome to the Hive Blog

The Hive is about helping everyone to make a difference and our guest Bloggers will be writing about things they are passionate about and would like to share.

Do you have a story you would like to share on the Carbon Neutral Cornwall Blog?

If you are part of a community group striving to tackle climate change, or a climate expert and would like to share your own story that can help inspire other people to get involved, we'd love to hear from you.

Please get in touch climatechange@cornwall.gov.uk


  • Simon Miles

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    Having studied and practised Forest Gardening in detail, Simon Miles is convinced that every community should have a Community Forest Garden. Simon writes about forest gardens and the benefits of community gardening to people's health and well being, learning, and neighbourhoods.

    Local community food for a more sustainable future

  • Chris Bird

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    Chris Bird is a writer and freelance journalist, smallholder and Extinction Rebellion activist. He is the author of ‘Local Sustainable Homes’.

    Why we need low impact homes to help mitigate climate change

  • Bryony Stokes and Claire Wallerstein

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    Bryony Stokes and Claire Wallerstein are producing Cornwall’s Climate Stories – a series of films looking at every aspect of how climate change will affect our lives.

    Communicating climate change reality and optimism, a difficult but essential balancing act

  • Tessa Kingsley

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    Tessa is a a teacher, parish councillor and Project Manager at Climate Change Risk Management Ltd, a consultancy offering climate change advice to organisations around the world.

    Tess writes about helping teachers and schools to help their students make informed environmental decisions and the schools Eco Conference.

    Equipping teachers with tools to help them talk to pupils about climate change

  • Kevin Smith

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    Kevin Smith is the Director of the Wadebridge Renewable Energy Network, also known as WREN. He writes about WREN's innovative energy equality project that could share the benefits of rooftop solar electricity through a per-to-peer trading system.

    Energy equality, peer to peer community electricity trading

  • Bennamann local clean energy revolution

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    24 Aug 2020

    The video below explains how Bennamann are unlocking the power of bio-methane to deliver a local clean energy revolution, right here in Cornwall


  • Luci Isaacson

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    04 Aug 2020
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    Luci Isaacson's research and reading academic tests and trials, over six years, helped to shape the Climate Vision ten pledges.

    Make a difference - make a pledge or two

  • Dr Tim Fox

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    30 Jul 2020
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    Dr Tim Fox has lived and worked all over the world but believes the most exciting initiatives are right here, where he was born, in Cornwall. Tim writes about one of those exciting initiatives that is set to bring about a local clean energy revolution.

    Energy independent sustainable farming

  • Cllr Rob Nolan

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    31 Jul 2020
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    Like lots of people Cllr Rob Nolan enjoyed seeing the wildflowers during lock-down and knowing that they are benefiting bees and other pollinators. Rob writes about wildlife verges which is one of the ways Cornwall Council is doing things differently and better to benefit our environment.

    To mow or to grow - getting verges buzzing again

  • Lillian Harrison

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    28 Jul 2020
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    Lillian Harrison, an energy and transport infrastructure planning consultant, has set up a hedgehog corner in her garden, with a hedgehog cam for catching visitors to the impromptu drinking area:

    Gardening for wildlife - nature needs our help too