Sustainable Bishopston developed from local residents’ concerns about climate change and the feeling that we cannot wait for government action.
The group started in 2006 as a result of concern about climate change and the depletion of world resources. We are a community group run by Bishopston residents and are striving to work with other local groups and with Transition Bristol, part of the Transition Towns Network.
Aims include raising awareness for ourselves and others about sustainability issues, encouraging and initiating local projects and participating in consultation. We believe that local actions driven by sustainability concerns can make a big difference to the immediate neighbourhood and do influence government and business. And giving attention to your own ‘footprint’ can actually be a positive experience.
To get involved in Sustainable Bishopston’s activities, or have a question you can come along to one of the evening talks, contact us for further information or join us. Joining will enable you to sign up to our Google email group, which will keep you in touch with our activities in more detail.
Recent action has included collecting unused fruit from local trees, organising film shows and discussions, and an ecohomes walk around houses in the neighbourhood. The more people involved the more we can achieve.
Look out for our noticeboards at either end of the thriving Gloucester Road!