The EFCA Blog

EFCA regularly publishes blog articles by our dedicated team, which are included in our newsletter. These cover everything from the very first facts you can learn about climate change, right down to specific advice and awareness you can adopt and spread in your Epping Forest neighbourhood.

2022: One Member’s Ideas, Big & Small, to Help You Tackle Climate Change

As 2022 begins my thoughts (like many) have turned to New Year’s resolutions. Making a resolve to help tackle climate change can be a bit daunting to say the least. However, I believe we should take the advice David Attenborough gave to world leaders a COP26 and be ‘motivated by hope rather than fear’. HisContinue reading “2022: One Member’s Ideas, Big & Small, to Help You Tackle Climate Change”

LOCAL NEWS: EFCA’s Response to Epping Forest District Council’s Climate Action Plan

Epping Forest District Council (EFDC) declared a climate emergency in September 2019. Following on from that, over the last year and a half, they have been developing a climate action plan to take the council’s own carbon emissions down to net zero by 2030. This would be 20 years ahead of the UK government’s overallContinue reading “LOCAL NEWS: EFCA’s Response to Epping Forest District Council’s Climate Action Plan”

LOCAL NEWS: Chigwell Parish Council Declares Climate Emergency & other news

The big news is that Chigwell Parish Council have declared a climate emergency! Following a question before Christmas, and a presentation to the management committee on the topic , this committee approved the declaration of a climate emergency. The particular importance of this news was explained by Councillor Pranav Bhanot: this would mean that theContinue reading “LOCAL NEWS: Chigwell Parish Council Declares Climate Emergency & other news”

How to heat your home sustainably: Can we remove fossil fuels & is it possible without breaking the bank?

by Tony Melvin We know that there is a lot of pressure to move from burning coal, oil and gas for electricity generation and heating towards use of renewable sources, such as solar and wind. But what can we do about it as individuals? This was our dilemma when we bought a house in ruralContinue reading “How to heat your home sustainably: Can we remove fossil fuels & is it possible without breaking the bank?”

A Bug’s Life: the stress climate change is placing on insects

by Alice Melvin Whilst often dismissed as inconvenient when they make their way into our homes, the humble insect is the glue that holds our ecosystems together. They pollinate plants, disperse seeds, maintain soil fertility, provide food for other animals, and unlock the nutrients which entire ecosystems use to survive. But due to the shortContinue reading “A Bug’s Life: the stress climate change is placing on insects”

Climate Change: The Basics

Alice Melvin takes us through the basic facts to understand about climate change. Climate change is a term that we hear a lot but often we don’t hear the background behind the issue. I am going to try and help readers to understand the very basics of climate change and be able to explain itContinue reading “Climate Change: The Basics”

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