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Energy

Berkshire Energy Pioneers

Community Solar PV for schools, community buildings including churches and charity buildings.

Area of operation:Berkshire
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: RISC/Great Expectations
Time: Wednesday evenings monthly
Contact details:Email: BerkshireEnergyPioneers@gmail.com
Web site:http://BerkshireEnergyPioneers.org.uk
Berkshire Greenpeace

Defending the environment and promoting peace through local, national and international action.

Area of operation:Berkshire - especially Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: RISC, room 3, 35-39 London Street, Reading, RG1 4PS
Time: First Thursday each month 8.00 pm
Contact details:Brian Woodgate
Email: brianwoodgate@yahoo.com
Web site:http://www.greenpeace.org.uk/groups/berkshire
Engineers Without Borders UK Reading Regional Network

Eradicate extreme poverty through appropriate engineering and sustainable solutions. Organise events to raise awareness in Reading.

Area of operation:Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: The Warehouse (1a Cumberland road, RG1 3LB)
Time: Monthly events
Contact details:Carlos Terol
Email: reading.rn@ewb-uk.org
Web site:http://www.ewb-uk.org/ewb-reading-regional-network
Global Justice Reading

Global Justice Now campaigns for a world where resources are controlled by the many, not the few. We work in solidarity with social movements to challenge corporate power and the policies that cause poverty and inequality all over the world. Our local group, Global Justice Reading, organises film screenings and talks and we take part in creative street campaigning and lobbying politicians.

Area of operation:Reading and surrounding area
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: RISC
Time: Bi-monthly meetings
Contact details:Jackie Oversby
Telephone: 07745310794
Email: globaljusticereading@gmail.com
Web site:http://www.globaljustice.org.uk/reading/
Pangbourne and Whitchurch Sustainability

To promote and encourage the development of a sustainable local community. Our particular aims are: Reduce community carbon footprint; promote sustainability projects, act as a source of sustainability advice to the community and foster the biodiversity of the local natural environment.

Area of operation:Pangbourne, Whitchurch-on-Thames, Tidmarsh, Upper Basildon
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
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Contact details:
Web site:http://www.pawsg.com
Population Matters Reading Local Group

The basic aim of the group is to promote greater awareness and understanding of all matters that link population growth to the environment and sustainability within the RG postcode area. We hope to be working closely within the Greater Reading Environmental Network,aiming to share our knowledge and information by gaining speaking and presentation engagements amongst GREN members, as well as amongst many other community and voluntary groups in the district. We will also be trying to get speakers into all secondary schools within the Reading district as a high priority. In addition, we intend to be actively engaged in writing letters to local papers and aim to engage with the MP and Town Councillors for Reading on population and all related matters - such as the ongoing need for ever more housing, schools, roads and dealing with flooding, traffic congestion and overstretched local resources etc in the area.

Area of operation:The whole of the RG postcode area
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Reading Museum Cafe
Time: 2:00 pm on third Saturday of every even number month (except December and Easter weekend)
Contact details:Bill Dowling
Telephone: 01344 772130
Email: ReadingPM@talktalk.net
Web site:http://populationmatters.org.uk
Reading Christian Ecology Link

To encourage Christians to see the environmental responsibilities implicit in their faith and to act on this. To promote the campaigns (political and lifestyle) developed by Christian environmental and development organisations: in churches and at events like Forbury Fever. We are currently raising funds to put solar panels on a church roof in Reading.

Area of operation:Greater Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
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Contact details:Joanna Laynesmith
Email: j.laynesmith@gmail.com
Web site:http://www.readingcel.blogspot.com
Reading Cycle Campaign

Working for a cycle friendly Reading

Area of operation:Greater Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
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Contact details:Telephone: 0845 330 2543
Email: rbc@readingcyclecampaign.org.uk
Web site:http://www.readingcyclecampaign.org.uk
Reading Hydro

Reading Hydro aim is "Harnessing the Power of the Thames For the Community" as a Community Benefit Society by: Generating renewable hydro energy at Caversham Weir Enhancing the fish pass in the are Collaborating with the community on the project and developing and delivering educational resources, engaging skills and raising funds Provide a sustainable business model and investment opportunities in renewable energy

Area of operation:Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Open Action Evenings at Great Expectations
Time: Monthly from 7pm, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday (check website or Facebook group)
Contact details:Email: reading.hydro.cbs@gmail.com
Web site:http://readinghydro.org.uk/
Transition Town Reading

Reading Transition recognises both the inevitability and challenges of declining fossil fuel use. We aim to bring Reading’s diverse communities together, to use our collective wisdom to turn this potential crisis into an opportunity to thrive and create a positive future for all of us.

Area of operation:Greater Reading
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
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Contact details:Rachel Miller
Email: info@transitionreading.org.uk
Web site:http://www.transitionreading.org.uk
Transition Wokingham

Main Activities: * Community Apple Press * Norreys Garden Share Scheme - Growing Together in Wokingham * Transition Wokingham - Plan Bee Groups main purpose: * Plan community action to address peak oil and climate change * Engage with the whole community through businesses, councils and authorities * Celebrate even our smallest successes to make the transiion to living in time without cheap oil * Encourage local, individual, small changes, locally sourced * Run talks, films and local events

Area of operation:Wokingham Borough
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
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Contact details:Tamzin Evershed
Email: TransitionWokingham@yahoo.co.uk
Web site:http://www.transitionnetwork.org/initiatives.wokingham
West Berkshire Green Exchange

Act as a forum for local groups to network and share information

Area of operation:Tilehurst, Theale
Regular meeting arrangements:Place:
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Contact details:Evangeline Wood
Email: ewood@westberkshire.gov.uk
Web site:http://www.wbge.org.uk