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Community Climate Action

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

Making BS13 Brilliant

Heart of BS13 Community Climate Action Plans

On 9th March 2022, Bristol’s first Community Climate Action plans were launched, demonstrating the leadership role communities are taking in the city’s response to the climate crisis.

Throughout 2021, six community organisations representing some of Bristol’s most disadvantaged communities, co-produced community climate action plans with and for their communities as part of the lottery-funded Bristol Community Climate Action project, co-ordinated by Bristol Green Capital Partnership.

The plans identify key priorities which will help deliver Bristol’s 2030 carbon neutral ambition whilst also improving the quality of life for local residents, as the city recovers from the pandemic and the country attempts to ‘level up’ inequality. Find out more about why communities are taking community climate action

Read Heart of BS13 Full Climate Action Plan  

Read Heart of BS13 Climate Action Plan Booklet 

Watch Heart of BS13’s Climate Action Plan Community summary video!

Redevelopment of the Roundhouse

Exciting update phase 2 of The Roundhouse site redevelopment is now complete!

We are now fundraising to be able to construct a field kitchen and disabled toilet facilities, which we hope to carry out in Spring 2022.

Check out our Blog – Roundhouse then and now

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.

Introducing fresh ideas about the climate and environmental crisis and how we can make our everyday lives sustainable for future generations.

We developed this program by collaborating with 7 talented creatives who have been expanding young minds through a series of arts-based workshops.

Through creative arts-based practise we will have co-produced with young people in BS13 a Community Climate Action plan for BS13

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 been doing in 2021 …

Craftivism – Smells like Tree Spirit

Craftivism is the practice of engaged creativity to highlight political or social causes.

It is a gentle act of protest, where you create and gift something beautiful, handmade and personalised to a decision-maker, in order to highlight an issue and ask for constructive action to help make the world a better place.

Climate craftivism focuses on raising awareness of climate change and asking decision-makers (locally, nationally, internationally) to take climate action.

Community artist Dee Moxon worked with Heart of BS13 and its community to hold a Tree Lantern Parade and Planting day as part of the Bristol Community Climate Action project.

To find out more and watch our video click here

It’s been a generation since a lantern parade took place in BS13!

On bonfire night we hosted our first “pilot” Covid secure climate action tree planting parade. Thank you to all those who took part here’s a short clip of some of the antics.

Heading off from Hartcliffe City Farm to the Newley redeveloped Roundhouse which has the best view for fireworks! Serving hot soup, a soaring bonfire on the go, Hedgehog’s Herbert and Hazel and a captivating fire show performed by Circus Antics made it an evening to remember!

Community artist Dee Moxon worked with Heart of BS13 and its community to hold a Tree Lantern Parade and Planting day as part of the Bristol Community Climate Action project.

To see more click here

Community Climate Action Memes

A short meme created by artists Morgan Tipping, Tommy Chavannes and A2A students for the Bristol Community Climate Action Project with Heart of BS13.

Morgan and Tommy used the concept of COP26 to host a series of hands-on creative sessions, modelled around the concept of a UN convention (including the convention of the appliances, the animals and the products) from which they created unique short digital memes to share and celebrate climate action ideas from local people in a fun way, through social media.

Click here to view the Memes they created

#COP26 Workshops

Morgan Tipping and Tommy Chavannes collaborated with four community partners to explore issues relevant to their communities, through a series of online and in-person workshops across the city.

We asked the artists to create accessible and sharable creative content that had the potential to inspire, engage and support people to get involved in community climate action in some way.

Morgan and Tommy used the concept of COP26 to host a series of hands-on creative sessions, modelled around the concept of a UN convention working with Heart of BS13 and A2A students we explored the convention “assembly of products” from which they created unique short digital memes to share and celebrate climate action ideas from local people in a fun way, through social media.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dx6XArq8BIw

Global Goal Hero 7 – Clean and fair energy system

Climate Action Work highlighting and tackling fuel poverty in BS13 after supporting residents with winter fuel fund payments.

Want to know more? Click here to find out

Festival of the Future City

In Oct 2021 Heart of BS13 were invited to sit as a panel member as one of the six Bristol communities to discuss their work in developing climate action plans.

Bristol’s community organisations and artists are pioneering bold and equitable community-led climate action in Bristol. They share insights on how to engage diverse communities about the urgency of the climate emergency at a local level.

Throughout 2021, six community organisations representing Bristol’s most diverse and disadvantaged communities, have set about co-producing their own community climate action plans as part of the lottery-funded Bristol Community Climate Action project. The plans developed will identify key priorities to help deliver Bristol’s 2030 net zero ambition, whilst simultaneously improving the quality of life for local residents in the civic recovery from the Covid pandemic.

How can communities lead climate action? Click here to find out

Thank you for checking out our Climate Action page here’s a message from one of our workshops …