So who are we? 

We are a committed group of people volunteering to bring our much loved St Austell a fighting chance in the future. We have varied backgrounds from  town councillors, geeky climate scientists, cheeky environmental activists, nature loving home boys and loud women who refuse let us go quietly from one environmental disaster to the next. We all have two things in common, to see St Austell done right and enjoy a pint of HSD down Polkerris as the sun is setting.

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Our Aims and Objectives

 Our mission statement goes like this:  Assisting St Austell to achieve a net zero Carbon footprint and effective waste strategy.

 

These are the aims behind it all:

  1. Reduce Carbon emissions from use of fossil fuels, whether from activity within St Austell or by the goods and services we import from outside Cornwall and the UK.

  2. Increase the capacity of St Austell to absorb Carbon, generate renewable energy and deal with waste and harmful pollutants.

  3. Help communities, organisations, businesses and landowners respond to the climate crisis and growing waste problem.

To achieve our aims we have objectives:

  1. To work with St Austell Town Council and Cornwall Council on the emergency climate action plans.

  2. To work in partnership with businesses, organisations and landowners to help them achieve a zero carbon footprint for themselves, customers and local areas.

  3. Work in partnership with communities and villages to promote low Carbon living and effective waste removal.

  4. Campaign for changes in national law, policy and regulations that reduce Carbon emissions and reduce waste levels.

Our Common Values 

The Values we hold together as Climate Action St Austell and as locals here in the St Austell area:

  1. Everyone has a voice, is treated with respect, is fully inclusive, an expectation in others to do the same.

  2. CASA cares deeply for the future of St Austell and the people and animals who live here.

  3. Environmental and social justice for all living beings, since we all need to work together.

  4. To move the community from climate concern to committed action.

So, our cards are on the table. We are a new group hoping to connect with everyone in St Austell, bringing together all the great work being done. Hopefully we can put solar panels on every community hall, create community green energy hubs, create teaching and learning cafes, promote plastic free alternatives in every takeaway, restaurant and shop and help everyone reduce waste, eat a plant based diet and get Carbon neutral by 2030. The list of projects will always be added to, since we have far to go in giving nature the respect it deserves. We are driven by our passion for St Austell and our deep knowledge that the rest of the worlds small communities are making change. Time to put St Austell on the map.