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Stansted Airport expansion REFUSED!!!
On Friday 24th Jan Uttlesford District Council voted to refuse the expansion of Stansted Airport due to increased noise pollution, air pollution and to climate change.
UDC's pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030 could not be achieved with expansion and it was an incredible thing to see all councillors in agreement on the need to act now!
Truly a proud day to be a resident of Uttlesford!
Thank you to all those who worked so immensely hard to make this dream a reality. Absolutely incredible.
Strike for Solutions!
Friday 14th Feb
Outside Saffron Walden town hall
The young people of Uttlesford are taking climate action! They are organising this 'Strike for Solutions' as part of the Student Climate Strike's happening all over the UK on the 14th Feb. SWACC along with other local groups are supporting them.
We will be meeting outside the town hall in Saffron Walden from 12.30pm for a 1.30pm start.
There will be student speakers followed by a march through town and up to the Uttlesford District Council offices.
This is a positive 'Strike for Solutions' so please make placards and banners illustrating the exciting ways we can solve this crisis.
We have been blown away by the organisation and determination of the students involved. They made it clear that an afternoon strike means missing fewer classes and that we must march on the pavement to avoid traffic chaos being the only focus of the day.
Join us on Friday 14th Feb to support our young people's right to a future!
PREVIOUS EVENTS AND NEWS STORIES
SWACC 'Walk and Talk'
Sunday 19th January
🌳☀️What a perfect morning for a walk! ☀️🌳
Thanks to all those who were able to join us for our first SWACC Walk and Talk!
It was great to meet some new faces and to catch up with some more familiar ones.
Keep an eye out for future dates as we hope to develop the Walk and Talk idea, bringing our members together as a community, in a relaxed and informal way, out in our natural local surroundings.
Let us know what works for you and we'll do our best to make it happen!
🌿🌿Hedge and Tree planting with Saffron Walden Town Council INCREDIBLE success!🌿🌿
We had a truly fantastic day on the 30th Nov with community spirit fizzing in the air. Diggers brought biscuits and mulled wine to keep each other going and with so many volunteers the hedges were planted in no time!
Welly wearing, spade wielding groups were spotted around town and we had some fantastic coverage in the Walden Local.
This wonderful day beautifully illustrates what can be achieved (and how fast) when we all work together!!
Watch this space for more group actions!
Friday 20th September, Saffron Walden Town Hall
SWACC member Melanie Hughes came to SWACC with an idea for a local Climate Strike. We said 'Go for it' and she did!
100 + people turned up on Friday 20th September to stand with Greta Thunberg and Millions of children around the world protesting for their right to a future.
We made the front page of the Saffron Reporter and page 3 of the Walden local.
More Strikes to follow, watch this space...
Saffron Walden ECO Fair
Saturday 21st September
Another SWACC member Cara Winter came to SWACC with her idea for an Eco Fair in Saffron Walden a few months ago. We said 'Go for it' and she did!
The Eco fair was a fantastic success, Ben Brown from Uttlesford District Council gave a talk on recycling, Naomi Smith gave a guided meditation. There were stalls for small business eco products, info about Veganism, the nappy library, massages, our SWACC stall and much much more.
Press from the Saffron Reporter
Who we are
SWACC is a warm, friendly, positive group of local people coming together to protect our environment and to take action on climate change. It is a place to meet like minded people to find solutions, both local and further afield.
This group is for everyone; for those who can do a little, those who can do a lot and all those in between. There is a role for everyone!
To bring our local community together to learn about climate change and about environmental issues in our local area.
To help people understand the urgency and need for new initiatives locally and globally.
To plan and execute specific local projects to improve our local environment and to counter the effects of climate change.