Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s part-time Sustainability Officer, Jessica Thimbleby, is reviewing the Trust’s carbon footprint and supporting the organisation to make sure that we’re carbon-neutral by 2030. 

This will be achieved by completing an audit which will look at the Trust’s day-to-day operations including our farming and land-management operations. Based on the results, a sustainable action plan will be developed and implemented with the help of a new Sustainability Committee.

Our Sustainability Project also expands on the community engagement the Waste Education Team previously carried out. While our outreach will retain an element of waste and recycling, including our successful Waste Free February challenge, it will cover broader themes. We will continue to facilitate the setting up of fantastic environmental groups and community projects to reduce carbon, such as Westbury Community Fridge established in 2019. 

If you have an idea or project and would us to be involved, please get in touch. Plans for the future include supporting both active green groups and other organisations across Wiltshire to become carbon-neutral by 2030 and working with the newly formed Wiltshire Climate Alliance.

Our work with local communities to reduce their carbon footprint and help them to live and work sustainably is already well established. Our ‘Climate Friendly Communities’ Community Award Scheme, previously funded by DEFRA between 2006 and 2009, established excellent relationships with active environmental groups and community activists. We also administered a ‘World Changers’ database, which registered active organisations and individuals fighting climate change and helped to facilitate knowledge and good-practice exchange between them. 

The Sustainability Project is also an opportunity to showcase the importance of soil health and carbon capture in land management and farming practices, as evidenced on our reserves, and to help communities to become more resilient to flooding through better land management. 

Find out more

Read more on our green living pages and if you would like to contact our Sustainability Officer please email us at [email protected] or call 01380 736077. You can also follow us on social media:

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