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Climate Change Challenge 2010-11

Climate Change Challenge 2010-11

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In 2010-11, we challenged Community Centres to reduce their carbon footprint.

What is the Challenge?

The Challenge encouraged organisations at the centre of their community to take steps to reduce their carbon footprint and encourage their customers to do the same.

In 2009, we challenged three pubs to reduce their carbon footprint. More information about them and how they got on is available under related links on the left.

Who took part?

The 2010-11 Challenge was contested by three Community Centres across Wales:

  • Pontrobert Community Centre, Powys;
  • Bridges Community Centre, Monmouthshire; and
  • Bloomfield Community Centre, Pembrokeshire.

We chose Community Centres because they are often at the heart of the community and attract many different people for a range of activities.

What did the Challenge involve?

The Challenge was launched in August 2010 and ran until June 2011. The competing Community Centres met each other at the launch.

At the start of the Challenge, the Carbon Trust measured each Community Centre’s carbon footprint. They were given their own action plan, which included tips on how to reduce their carbon footprint and become more environmentally friendly.

At the launch, we also gave each community centre a starter pack to help them on their way.

Throughout the year, they were set various challenges and held events to get people in their community involved. The Energy Saving Trust, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, the Welsh Government and the Carbon Trust supported and advised the Community Centres throughout the year.

At the end of the year, the Community Centres were visited again to see how much they have been able to reduce their carbon footprints. To see who won, visit the results page on the left.

Related links

In 2009, we challenged 3 pubs in Wales to reduce their carbon footprint.
This booklet gives you some simple tips to reduce your carbon footprint.