Reading hosted a meeting of the Reading Climate Action Network on the 14th May 2014.
More than 30 guests attended the meeting which was led by Sally Coble of the Environment Agency who chairs the Reading Climate Action Network (RCAN).
Nicola Ellen, Corporate Responsibility Consultant presented why we are a signatory of the RCAN challenges, our approach and how, through the provision of legal services, we support organisations who are committed to tackling climate change.
The main theme of the meeting was the Circular Economy. Tracey Rawling Church from Kyocera Document Solutions and a RCAN signatory described how the Circular Economy provides exciting opportunities for businesses. (The Circular Economy is a restorative economic model that aims to deliver maximum economic value with minimum consumption of resources, with a focus on efficient cycling of materials, increased use of renewable energy and business model innovation).
Rachel Miller of Transition Town Reading described the Reading Repair Cafe. This is an exciting cafe experience, launched in October 2013, offering monthly opportunities for people to bring items such as bikes, tools, IT/computers, electronics clothes and textiles for repair and learn the skills to repair items themselves.
Nicola explained “the meeting was a good opportunity to find out about some of the activities underway in Reading and to network with fellow supporters of the programme.”
Summary slides of the meeting can be found at: http://www.readingclimateaction.org.uk/news-events/events/details/231