Celebrating Earth Day

Volunteers at the Dobcroft Urban Nature Reserve in Ingol were treated to an expert ‘birding’ session for ‘Earth Day’. Lancs Wildlife Trust’s Joel Micklethwaite pinpointed blackcaps, great tits and goldfinch by their calls. Robins also sang loudly but they stayed in plain sight! The volunteer ‘land management team’ conserve nature and wildlife on the five-acre site specifically for Great Crested Newts but diverse native flora and fauna are also increasing in the ponds, meadows and woods. 150+ local people visited for the recent Spring Open Day.

Lush raises money for CAP

CAP is very grateful to Lush Fishergate for the invite to take part in their ‘Charity Pot’ event. CAP promotional materials were handed to customers, They were asked to sign the ‘United for Warm Homes’ petition and the campaign quilt was on display.
Revenue for all the shop’s weekend’s sales of the ‘Charity Pot’ product which amounted to £274.65 was donated to CAP! What a fabulous result!

Community Energy Preston Promotional event

A good number of people interested to find out more and get involved attended a social event at CEC. Robin Jones gave a comprehensive slide show of the progress
and ambition of the project. Several current volunteers gave enthusiastic testimonies about the importance of community energy before everyone enjoyed lots of food and drinks.

Warm Homes Event

Living-future accredited Architect Ann Vanner gave a presentation about home energy efficiency at the recent CAP ‘Warm Homes’ event. She stressed the need for adequate ventilation for indoor health.
The model house at the Climate Emergency Centre is being ‘retrofitted’ to show many actions that can be taken to reduce money and carbon emissions leaking from homes.
Ann’s presentation is now on the ‘Warmer Homes’ project page.

  • LancsCAN update
    As you may be aware, CAP is one of 114 LancsCAN member organisations. Membership has grown significantly since the first Lancashire Community Climate Action Forum last May at Edgehill University which is fantastic. New LancsCAN Climate Collaboration Workshops… coming soon! Thanks to LancsCAN Co-Leader Kayt Horsley, some money from Lancashire County Council has been secured…
  • Preston Climate Jury
    Preston’s climate jury has started. A group of randomly selected people representing the demographic of Preston are considering what the city should do about climate change. After questioning experts on climate change and emissions, the jury then get to choose what topics they want to focus on. https://www.preston.gov.uk/article/7872/People-s-Climate-Jury
  • LancsCAN Goes Live!
    You may be aware that LancsCAN, or Lancashire Climate Action Network, has been formed this year, following a well-attended forum at Edge Hill University in May. Around 60 member groups have joined up including Climate Action Preston. The new county-wide network hopes to bring all kinds of groups together in their climate action work. The…
  • Preston City Council’s Sustainable Fashion Show: A Day of Eco-Fashion and Environmental Inspiration
    Article by Georgia Amis On 30th September 2023, Preston City Council hosted a local event that combined the worlds of fashion, sustainability, and education. The event collaborated with local organisations to offer an array of activities and insights to inspire attendees to embrace a more sustainable lifestyle. The day kicked off with an original performance…
  • Preston Pedals
    A well-attended Preston Pedals into the Future event was held at The Larder recently – see Preston Pedals page for more details
  • ‘Community Energy Preston’ gets PCC funding!
    This CAP project which has been meeting for the last two years has received ‘Advancing a Shared Economy in Preston’ funding. It will be used to employ someone part time to progress solar installations.
  • Preston Pedals into the Future!
    Have your say on the future of this project to develop everyday cycling at The Larder July 16th 2.30-5.00pm.See lots of updates on the Projects page.

Climate Action Preston

The objectives of Climate Action Preston are to:

• Hold our local leaders, civic institutions and public agencies to account by monitoring and challenging their climate plans.
• Put local solutions into action.
• Raise public awareness throughout local neighbourhoods, working with local groups and the general public to make our neighbourhoods greener and safer for all.
• Work with all communities and across generations to continuously educate ourselves about the challenges and solutions to the climate and nature emergency.
• Focus as much on biodiversity and nature as on the reduction of individual and institutional carbon footprints.


All are welcome! Please email secretary@climateactionpreston.org to be added to the mailing list .

As a ‘Friends of the Earth Local Action Group’ CAP has signed onto the FoE Charter.
This can be read here https://cdn.friendsoftheearth.uk/sites/default/files/downloads/Local-group-charter-final.pdf
To be a Member of CAP we ask you to agree with the CAP objectives and the Charter.
If you wish to be a Member, please say so in your email – Thanks!

CAP is a member of the Lancashire Climate Action Network (LancsCAN) https://sites.edgehill.ac.uk/lancscan/


Preston Pedals increasing everyday cycling
Community Energy Preston
Warmer Homes Preston