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The average person in the UK consumes the world’s resources at about 3-4 times the rate at which they can be regenerated. Across the globe, human beings as a whole exceeded the limit of sustainable resource use in the 1970s, and collectively use the earth's resources at 1.5 times the sustainable rate. The consequences of this include depletion of natural resources, habitat degradation and resulting loss of biological diversity, increasing numbers of extreme weather events and the developing risk of irreversible and catastrophic climate change. The scale and extent of the problem are such that it is difficult for individuals or small groups to be clear on what action they can, or ought to be taking in order to safeguard our planet for future generations.
The Woodcote Sustainability Group (WSG) will work with local and national bodies to ensure that sustainability is given appropriate consideration in the work of the Parish Council and other groups within Woodcote, with organisations and groups that impact upon Woodcote, and with the people who live and work here.
There are a number of ways which the WSG can promote this:
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It is not possible at this point to specify an end date for the WSG.
The WSG will consist of 8 – 10 members drawn from:
All members of the Parish Council have a right to attend meetings of the WSG, and meetings will be held in public to encourage attendance and reasoned participation of anyone living or working in Woodcote.
The WSG is an informal, voluntary, group whose purpose is to describe the problems in Woodcote and recommend solutions to the Parish Council. The WSG is not a sub-committee of the Parish Council nor is there any formal relationship between the Parish Council and the WSG.
Interested in joining this group contact Pete Sudbury 01491 681276 or the Parish Clerk.
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