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Community Climate Action

We’re committed to making BS13 part of the conversation, and the solution to the climate emergency. 

With less than ten years to make Bristol a carbon-neutral city, we all need to play our part.  In July 2020, Heart of BS13 became part of a consortium of Climate Action Partners from across the city, funded to generate new thinking and leadership around the climate and environmental emergency. We are now beginning our journey, starting with inviting knowledgable partners and experts from across the city to collaborate with BS13 residents to think about how strategies for carbon reduction and biodiversity protection can improve health and bring new employment opportunities to the area. We are particularly excited to put young people at the front and centre of our approach in recognition that it is future generations who will need to lead and inspire our world into climate action and green economic activity.

Young people leading on environment and climate action in BS13: We think that young people in BS13 are critical to mobilising an intergenerational response to the climate emergency.  For this reason we are placing them front and centre of the co-production process that will inform how the wider community establishes it’s knowledge of current climate and environmental issues and, how it develops its practical and economic responses for future generations.

Developing the Roundhouse gardens: The Heart of BS13 roundhouse is an eco-space set at the bottom of the Dundry slopes.  After a series of community consultations looking at how to make the best use of the site, we are launching an exciting redevelopment that will transform the site into an accessible climate educational hub, where the whole community will be welcome and encouraged to get involved in environmental and biodiversity protection activities.  We were successful in securing funding from LiveWest in 2020 which covered phase 1 designing site plansWe are absolutely thrilled that we have also been awarded £50,000 from the Enovert Community Trust to begin phase 2 of the project. This will include landscaping and groundworks for wheelchair friendly pathways, an outdoor amphitheatre and new field kitchen area. Alongside this we have been awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Trust, to engage the community to help with the building and planting of our exciting Roundhouse redevelopment project. The landscaping works started on the 9th August and will take 8-10 weeks.   

Click on this link for the redevelopment Roundhouse site plan

Sustainable fashion week, Autumn 2021:  Raising awareness about the impact of the fashion industry on the environment, and promoting alternatives to fast fashion, Heart of BS13 is working with the organisers of Bristol Sustainable Fashion Week to develop a range of family-inclusive activities such as clothes swaps, up-cycling and making workshops that will culminate in a wild and wonderful fashion show and exhibition in the Autumn of 2021.

Please contact Kirsty on 07591636490 or kirsty.hammond@heartofbs13.org.uk for more information.

For more information on Hartcliffe City Farm and our climate action plan click HERE!

Climate Action Workshops in BS13

We’ve been working with schools and further education providers, to explore what climate action looks look like in our community.

We’ve been introducing fresh ideas about the climate and environmental action and make our every day lives sustainable for future generations.

We’ve been working with 6 creatives who have been expanding young minds through a series of arts-based workshops.

From beatboxing to soft robotics these workshops have given young people a voice and connect them with their environment and future opportunities.

Click here to see what we’ve doing over the Autumn …