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Posted by Emma Pocock
Posted on 25/11/2016 10:38 am
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In order to understand the progress being made towards environmental growth in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, we need to recognise and celebrate the achievements made in the region.

At the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership conference in Truro on December 2nd, Cornwall’s Environmental Growth Strategy will be officially launched. Professor Kevin Gaston will be giving an introductory talk on ‘A Year in Cornwall’s Environment’, followed by talks on environmental growth by representatives of a variety of organisations in the South West.

We would like to invite you to join a discussion below on Cornwall’s and the Isles of Scilly’s environmental achievements in 2016, and propose the question:

What would you suggest as environmental achievements in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly this year?

Let us know below which environmental achievements you'd like to highlight, and give a few reasons why in the comments below.

Read more about the Cornwall Environmental Growth Strategy and the LNP conference here.


Below are a few examples of environmental achievements in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly this year, but we encourage you to highlight others:

Cirl Buntings no longer on the brink of extinction: • http://www.envihub.org.uk/news/wild-bird-project-a-blueprint-for-future-farm-support/

Britain’s first wave farm to be built in Cornwall: • http://www.envihub.org.uk/news/britains-first-wave-farm-to-be-built-in-cornwall/ • http://www.envihub.org.uk/news/council-takes-ownership-of-wave-hub/

466 Hectare Expansion of Lizard national Nature Reserve: • http://www.envihub.org.uk/news/466-hectare-expansion-of-lizard-national-nature-reserve/

Environmental Records Centre for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (ERCCIS) achieves National Recognition: • http://www.envihub.org.uk/news/national-recognition-for-cornwalls-environmental-records-centre/

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Posted by florendell
Contributed to on 11/12/2016 5:27 pm
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Cornwall Wildlife Trust creating Cornwall Good Seafood Guide in order to provide key information on sustainable Cornish Seafood and where to buy it! A vital online source, which aids local fishermen and customers alike to lead the way into healthy seas and more environmentally informed decisions.

http://www.cornwallgoodseafoodguide.org.uk/

 

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Posted by Dionne
Contributed to on 14/12/2016 4:47 pm
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Community Energy Plus in Truro achieved national recognition for its innovative ”Energy Fit Kitchens” project by winning a National Energy Action and British Gas Energy Impact Award. 92% of participants changed their behaviour in the kitchen, reducing their energy use and carbon emissions. https://www.cep.org.uk/help-for-communities/energy-fit-kitchens/

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Posted by Dionne
Contributed to on 14/12/2016 4:42 pm
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Community Energy Plus achieved national recognition for its innovative ”Energy Fit Kitchens” project with a National Energy Action and British Gas Impacts award. 92% of participants changed their behaviour in the kitchen to reduce their energy use and carbon emissions. https://www.cep.org.uk/help-for-communities/energy-fit-kitchens/

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Posted by ell_2016
Contributed to on 12/12/2016 6:29 pm
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Speaking of guides, the environmental growth strategy is probably one of the biggest achievements for me because it brings together a lot of different organisations and values in Cornwall, and represents the kind of ’big idea’ thinking that will be needed to drive conservation of habitats and ideas about sustainable businesses in the future. We should think more about how we fit into this, and what we can do as individuals to help the environment. This document encourages people to do exactly that, supporting the work of many environmentally minded organisations all over Cornwall and Scilly Isles. A great feat, very glad the council took it on board. The seafood guide is just one example of how people can start to promote sustainability, and hopefully with this strategy in place Cornwall will lead the way in this kind of thinking.

I think Cornwall is also doing a great job at local beach cleans. Surfers Against Sewage are well known, but there are plenty of local groups out there doing their part. They symbolise achievements for me because they’re tirelessly promoting a great model of what we can do to help the environment on smaller scales. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary made a ’rope’ out of lids of plastic bottles they found locally on the shores in Cornwall and it’s quite frightening how far it extends. Clearly need to think more about how we treat the natural world but there are plenty out there doing just that who deserve to be celebrated.

http://www.cornwalllive.com/cornish-environmentalists-pen-open-letter-calling/story-29376429-detail/story.html

https://www.sas.org.uk/news/campaigns/royal-couple-support-solutions-to-protect-cornwalls-beautiful-beaches-from-marine-litter/157905507585708/

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