Wigsley, Harby & Thorney Going Green was founded in 2020 in response to local interest in green issues. Climate change is the primary concern for many millions of people across the world today and that concern is shared by our community.

We are encouraged by the high interest our community has been showing in promoting sustainability and eco friendly living. We firmly believe that together we can take steps to reduce the impact we have on our natural environment and make sure that our children and their children will be able to enjoy our planet, too.

We work with representatives from the Newark and Sherwood District Council in order to bring you information and resources that are available to support our villages on our path to becoming greener.

WH&T Going Green Founding Members:

Clare Welfare, Thorney

I’ve watched the climate change over the last few years and have become increasingly concerned by the damage global warming is doing to our planet. I can’t change the world but would like help in a small way by changing my habits – reducing my waste, recycling products as much as possible and caring for my local environment.

Peter Snowden, Thorney

Due to the level of human consumption of fossil fuels and resources, we are all contributing to the damage to our planet. At some point this damage to life will become irreversible.

If you believe this, as I do, and agree with Sir David Attenborough that ‘Real success can only come if there is a change in our societies……’ then we as individuals can and should do more to reduce the damage.

Jayne Rose, Harby

Vice Chair of Harby Parish Council and Chair of Harby Thorney Wigsley Community Led Plan Monitoring Group

I believe that we can all make small changes to our habits to help the environment and hope that this group can inspire residents with practical ideas and information. 

Clive Thompson, Wigsley
Chairman of Wigsley Parish Meeting and member of the Harby Thorney Wigsley Community Led Plan monitoring group

Proud to support this initiative to inspire everyone in our community to take small individual steps that collectively will have a greater impact on the environmental challenges we face.

Katerina Pickup, Wigsley

Community is very important to me and to my family, and so is our environment. We have only recently moved to Wigsley and, having lived in a large city previously, we love being surrounded by all these wonderful green spaces! I enjoy working with my fellow community members to make small changes to our habits so that future generations can enjoy our nature and wildlife in the same way we do today.

Mark and Karen Laker, Wigsley

We have a keen interest in nature and the outdoors. Over the last few years we have seen more and more evidence to change our habits to live sustainability. The more we know the better abled we are at being green.

Lynn Preece
Environmental Programme Officer, Newark and Sherwood District Council

Offering ideas and support whilst learning a lot along the way. I’m hoping to help inspire everyone across the district to make small lifestyle changes which help with climate change and biodiversity loss.

Linda Dales

I believe that if we all make simple, small changes to the way we live, those small changes will add up to us having made a big difference towards protecting our environment. Working together we can share our own learning as we ‘reduce, re-use and recycle’ and inspire others to do the same.

We Can Make a Difference, Together.

Dream big, start small. But most of all, start.

~ Simon Sinek

The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for.

~ Ernest Hemingway

The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.

~ Chinese proverb

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