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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
Extinction Rebellion Reading

We know we are on the brink of a global catastrophe. Life on Earth is in danger, with scientists agreeing we are entering a period of climate and ecological breakdown. From wildfires to heatwaves, droughts to rising sea levels, the symptoms of our inaction will only worsen, the longer we take to address the causes of this crisis. Extinction Rebellion is a global and politically non-partisan movement where we use non-violent direct action to persuade governments to act justly on the climate and ecological emergency. Our vision of change involves mass participation. Our Demands are : Tell The Truth - Things are getting worse faster than we expected Act Now - Those in power aren't acting quickly enough Decide Together - We need change that is decided fairly and transparently. We need a Citizens' Assembly on Climate and Ecological Justice XR Reading is a busy, welcoming and friendly group; we work together on regular, local and national actions .

Area of operation:Reading and surrounding areas/national
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: Usually Zoom or Reading Friends Quaker's meeting House. 2 Church St, Reading RG1 2SB
Time: fortnightly meetings - typically Tuesday evenings, and regular local actions
Contact details:Dani
Email: xrreading@gmail.com
Web site:https://www.facebook.com/xrReading/
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/
Just Stop Oil Reading

Just Stop Oil is demanding that the UK Government does not open any new oil and gas projects. Having tried all recommended avenues to reduce/stop CO2 emissions, ie petitions, writing to our MP, and it not having any effect, we advocate for non violent direct action to highlight the existential crisis and our demand to the government in the media. We represent everyone and anyone. New members are very welcome.

Area of operation:Reading and Berkshire
Regular meeting arrangements:Place: The Queens HeadPub, 54 Christchurch Road, Reading, RG2 7AZ.
Time:
Contact details:Christine Essex
Email: JSOReading@protonmail.com
Web site:https://juststopoil.org/
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:
Time:
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: Place: Various locations, sometimes Reading Museum Cafe, or on-line by Zoom Time:
Time: Please check with the contact below for dates & times
Contact details:Peter Bloyce
Telephone: 01256 810910
Email: peterbloyce@btinternet.com
Web site:http://populationmatters.org.uk
Reading Cycle Campaign

Working for a cycle friendly Reading

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