Impacts from climate change are happening now. These impacts extend well beyond an increase in temperature, affecting ecosystems and communities around the world. Things that we depend upon and value — water, energy, transportation, wildlife, agriculture, ecosystems, and human health — are experiencing the effects of a changing climate.

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. (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”.


How climate friendly is your community?

We’re in a climate crisis. If we want to avoid complete climate breakdown, we need to radically transform our future. And change can start on our doorstep.

Friends of the Earth has collected data about how areas across the country perform on key issues impacting our climate. Let’s see how your area measures up.


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

8 things you can do today:

Read the full article from Friends of the Earth

  • Tell the government to act now
  • Take action in your community
  • Power up on plants
  • Top up your fitness
  • Get your electricity from the wind and the sun
  • Take the train, not the plane
  • Save energy at home
  • Move to a green bank

Funding for climate change action

The Climate Action Fund

The Climate Action Fund will support communities across the UK to take action on climate change. These communities will demonstrate what is possible when people take the lead in tackling climate change. With National Lottery funding, they will work together, share their learning and be active participants in a broader movement of change.

Initial ideas must be submitted by 5pm Wednesday 18 December 2019.

Find out more: https://www.tnlcommunityfund.org.uk/funding/programmes/climate-action-fund