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GREN brings together groups and individuals around Reading who care about sustainability, environment, climate change, conservation and planning issues.

GREN gives members a collective voice, takes action together and shares information, news and resources to help build a more sustainable world.


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Great News: UK will withdraw from the Energy Charter Treaty
Sun 25 February 2024
Global Justice has campaigned against the Energy Charter Treaty for many years now , including writing to and meeting MPs across the country, including in Reading. 
The ECT allowscompanies to sue governments for the  anticipated financial losses if they were prevented from exploiting fossil fuel reserves due to government policies.  A huge barrier to climate change policies. 
Last Wednesday the government announced that the UK will withdraw t from the ECT because of the threat it poses to its net zero commitments.
Global Justice was quoted in the Guardian’s coverage of the decision (see link below) .
It is rare when campaigning on corporate power in the global economy to get such a clear moment when something big is won, and moreover when it unequivocally happened because of the work done by local activists.
A big thank you to all of you who signed the petitions, and an even bigger one to the core team of Global Justice in Reading
Global Justice will be at Beanpole Day at Caversham Court on 20th April campaigning for a fossil-fuel non-proliferation treaty - Global Justice Now’s main campaign this year. Come and talk with them.
Reading Library of Things (RLOT)
Sun 31 December 2023

The First Reading Library of Things will open its doors in early February in Caversham, with plans for two more centres in Tilehurst and South Reading. Anyone can join the Library for a minimal fee and then borrow tools, a marquee for a summer BBQ, display boards ..... This reduces the need for individual purchases and subsequent storage and provides good information on how to use the tools effectively.

Right now, the rlot is accepting donations of tools and equipment and asking people to sign up to the newsletter that will keep people informed about opening hours, opportunities to get further involved and the specific items that are on the "we'd really like" list.

please look at the website and sign up to the newsletter, and think about items you've got in your house that might be of general use.