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About Us

Climate Action Weston Turville (CAWT) are a group of engaged local residents working to positively impact the climate by improving our village carbon footprint.

First and foremost we aim to improve our own knowledge, awareness, behaviours and practice in all aspects of our lives to benefit the climate.  We also work to educate, provide friendly tips and advice, and collaborate with local partners to make progress in key areas to encourage positive behaviour change that supports the climate and our community.


Climate change is here now and only going to get worse if we don’t do more to cut our harmful emissions. Each person produces between about 8 to 12 tonnes of CO2 per year. So,  the village and surrounding parish with about 4,000 residents has a combined total carbon footprint of between 32,000 to 48,000 tonnes of CO2 per year. 


As United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said at the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), “Our fragile planet is hanging by a thread. We are still knocking on the door of climate catastrophe. It is time to go into emergency mode — or our chance of reaching net-zero will itself be zero.”


We can’t rely on someone else taking action for us. Every little helps, and each of our individual choices and actions can make a sizeable impact overall.  The good news is that there are a lot of small and some larger changes we can make now that will have an impact on the UK’s contribution to the causes of climate change.


Climate action groups are the local solution to a global crisis. Together we can make a real difference, at a local and national level. But don’t just take our word for it, this is what Friends of the earth have to say:

Team Members

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Rachel Blackmore

Founder, Chairperson & WT Parish Council Environment lead

I became aware of global heating due to our carbon emissions in the 1980’s when I read about the effects it was having on weather patterns in the global south.

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David Blackmore


For the day job I’m a freelance film editor specialising in television drama. Outside of that I’m a busily engaged and committed climate activist on the local scene.

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Founder Member

A self-confessed apprentice when it comes to climate change but passionate about making a positive difference with my own actions and behaviours as well as promoting and supporting local change too. 

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Malcolm Allison

Secretary to CAWT

I trained to teach but despite submitting more than 20 applications, I did not even get an interview. I applied to Glaxo Pharmaceuticals and became a sales representative. My career took us to the USA, and then to Europe

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