Take our Climate Change Survey

We want to gather residents’ voices on climate change to feedback to the Task and Finish Group at MK Council. It is important that the residents’ experiences are included and represented when moving forward with Climate policies locally.

We appreciate the time you are taking and if you would like more information please get in touch at info@communityactionmk.org. Community Action: MK is also invested in learning from residents about how we can support you and your communities.

Learn about climate change and the climate emergency

Key Principles of Climate Change

Learn about the science of climate change, the risks it poses and how human activity is changing our world. Free online course from Future Learn.

World Scientists declare climate emergency

“The best news is that there is still time for people, policy makers and the business community to make the necessary changes to ensure that future generations can enjoy living on planet earth, our only home”.

What can you do?

Join the Climate Change Task and Finish Group

Milton Keynes Council are undertaking a Climate Change Task and Finish Group.  It’s purpose is to review the work currently being undertaken by the Council, to help them achieve the resolution to tackle the Climate Emergency and to meet the pledge to make Milton Keynes carbon neutral by 2030.  There is a series of meetings scheduled between now and February 13th – all the information is here (https://milton-keynes.cmis.uk.com/milton-keynes/Committees/tabid/179/ctl/ViewCMIS_CommitteeDetails/mid/496/id/1293/Default.aspx

The meetings are really interesting and very important – please come along if you can.  Someone from Community Action: MK will be at each one.  We will be submitting some written evidence to inform the Council’s thinking.  You can contribute to this – we will be out and about collecting views over the next few weeks. Or, you can submit written evidence to Milton Keynes Council yourself.    Please contact Officer Ros Tidman for more information: Roslyn.Tidman@milton-keynes.gov.uk

Local groups and Organisations

These are some groups that are operating in MK that are looking at reducing the impact we have on the environment. They are happy to talk and share their experience. If you’re ready and curious about making some changes get in touch.

  • Transition Town MK – The Transition movement is made up of vibrant, grassroots community initiatives that seek to build their community resilience in the face of such challenges as peak oil, climate change and the economic crisis.
  • Friends of the Earth MK – The Milton Keynes Friends of the Earth (FOE) group works to protect the environment by participating in eco-campaigns at the national and international levels, sharing information with others and taking green action locally.
  • Conscious Living MK – A local group that is looking to hear, learn and grown from residents input and support each other as you try to make changes, big or small. It is a learning and interactive space to share ideas and know that you can do something to help lessen your impact.
  • Extinction Rebellion MK – Is an International movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.
  • Wolverton Community Energy –  A community benefit society, owned and run by our members. We are working with individuals and businesses in Wolverton and the wider Milton Keynes area to help them become more energy efficient and to reduce the amount of carbon they use.
  • Milton Keynes Community Energy – A consortium of community led renewable energy projects sharing resources, knowledge and expertise. The call to meet climate change targets is stark and urgent. Our ambition is to help accelerate the response to these challenges across our city and our communities. 

More video resources

Scientists predict climate change will displace more than 180 million people by 2100 — a crisis of “climate migration” the world isn’t ready for, says disaster recovery lawyer and Louisiana native Colette Pichon Battle. In this passionate, lyrical talk, she urges us to radically restructure the economic and social systems that are driving climate migration — and caused it in the first place — and shares how we can cultivate collective resilience, better prepare before disaster strikes and advance human rights for all.
“For all that’s ever been said about climate change, we haven’t heard nearly enough about the psychological impacts of living in a warming world,” says science writer Britt Wray. In this quick talk, she explores how climate change is threatening our well-being — mental, social and spiritual — and offers a starting point for what we can do about it.
How do you talk to someone who doesn’t believe in climate change? Not by rehashing the same data and facts we’ve been discussing for years, says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe. In this inspiring, pragmatic talk, Hayhoe shows how the key to having a real discussion is to connect over shared values like family, community and religion — and to prompt people to realize that they already care about a changing climate. “We can’t give in to despair,” she says. “We have to go out and look for the hope we need to inspire us to act — and that hope begins with a conversation, today.”
Rising carbon levels in the atmosphere can make plants grow faster, but there’s another hidden consequence: they rob plants of the nutrients and vitamins we need to survive. In a talk about global food security, epidemiologist Kristie Ebi explores the potentially massive health consequences of this growing nutrition crisis — and explores the steps we can take to ensure all people have access to safe, healthy food.