The Town Council would like Wokingham Town to be a sustainable community. To that end, we will seek to protect and enhance the town’s natural, built and cultural environments for all current and future residents and to deploy our personnel and financial resources sustainably.

To deliver on our sustainability principle, we have developed a 4 year action plan which focuses on the following areas: Transportation, Water, Energy, Waste, Environment.

Our plan includes direct work as well as work that can best be carried out in partnership with others. Click on a tab to find out about some of the work we are doing around the town.



There are many view points on sustainability and many ways in which issues can be tackled. We are continually educating ourselves and on our journey have come across the following links and podcasts which you may find interesting. 

  • Primarily focused on educating people on how to reduce the energy they are using, this leading organisation is a great place to learn what you can do to help the fight against climate change. https://energysavingtrust.org.uk/
  • The website gives a rating to more than 40,000 products which give consumers the ability to see how green they are before buying. https://www.ethicalconsumer.org/
  • A grassroots movement that believes we need nature and it needs us. The Wildlife Trust, together with its many volunteers, join to make local areas wilder and make nature part of life, for everyone. https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/

Podcasts

  • Hosted by Christiana Figueres, Tom Rivett-Carnac and Paul Dickinson, this world-leading climate podcast features influential guests from government, business, activism, religion, and culture. https://globaloptimism.com/podcast-old/
  • This honest podcast provides updates on Ecosia’s reforestation projects and conversations with environmental leaders, along with facts, climate stories and updates on other important forest projects around the globe. https://blog.ecosia.org/tag/podcast/
  • Fully Charged is the world’s number one clean energy and vehicle channel hosted by writer, broadcaster and actor, Robert Llewellyn. This podcast often focuses on electric vehicles (EVs) and their benefits for you and the environment, but also talk about energy, food and lifestyle and future technology. https://fullycharged.show/episodes/
  • Each episode features the ‘Mothers of Invention’; women driving powerful solutions to climate change, from the grassroots to the courtroom, to the front lines to the boardroom.

https://www.mothersofinvention.online/episodes