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The Malhamdale Carbon Watchers

 

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Carbon Watchers is initially addressing energy conservation as a prelude to encouraging the uptake of renewable energy technologies in accordance with the Renewable Energy Study of the Malhamdale Area.

We have setup a brief survey, please complete to help us understand our current carbon footprint and the potential reduction we can achieve. Click Here to take survey

Community schemes when compared to individual micro projects not only produce more, at higher levels of efficiency than individual micro-projects, but benefit more people and attract more funding. If you know of a potential community project and would like support in trying to develop it please get in touch with us.

The report highlights the need for alternatives to fossil fuels for home heating and singles out wood fuel (bio-mass) as having the potential to provide low carbon solutions to both individual and community energy projects. This is an exciting potential area of development for the dale and could, in the long term, give rise to employment opportunities in woodland management and production of bio-mass wood fuel.

If you own or know of land that would be suited to growing fuel crops and would like to investigate potential please get in touch with us.

 

 

 


Woodland also has an important role to play in offsetting CO2 emissions as it acts as a “carbon sink”, absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere as the trees grow. Even after our emissions have been reduced woodland will go on reducing the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. Permanent woodland areas have an important role in stabilising valley sides, reducing the rate of run-off into streams, providing habitat for birds, wildlife corridors and screening footpaths, recreation areas, etc. If you have areas of land that would be suited to these aims we would like to hear from you.

If you live locally and would like to get involved in an exciting project to ensure Malhamdale’s future as a thriving, sustainable community, we are looking for people with vision and enthusiasm to carry this project forward.

We have setup a brief survey, please complete to help us understand our current carbon footprint and the potential reduction we can achieve. Click Here to take survey

About Malhamdale Carbon Watchers

Ways to conserve energy

About Malhamdale Initiative

Solar panel in Malhamdale

If you are interested and want to get involved please contact the Group Coordinator: Sandy Tod, Tel. 830690, e-mail Sandy