Sustainability at GWC

CHANGE WHAT WE CAN

Climate Change is the greatest environmental challenge of our time. Driven by human activities, our climate is changing at an unprecedented pace and scale that threatens all life on Earth.

WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?

There is an urgent need for stronger and more integrated action. In recognition of the scale of this threat , through a unanimously supported motion at Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) has declared a Climate and Environment Emergency which set us on a pathway to securing a sustainable future for our County, its residents and support  

In 2021 Grafham Water Centre as part of CCC committed to putting climate change and biodiversity at the heart of it's work and to be more ambitious than ever before about the work needed to tackle the climate and environmental crises.

What we are doing

  • Using electric engines in our boats 
  • Electric lawn mower 
  • Sustainable buildings 
  • Making changes with the support of CCC to ensure we are as efficient as possible
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WHAT IS THE CHALLENGE?

Climate Change is a very real challenge for our communities, businesses and nature. We believe that it is our responsibility to act now.

We must:

  • reduce the contribution Grafham Water Centre is making towards Climate Change,
  • improve our resilience to the climate change that has already happened, and reduce our impact on the natural environment. 

We recognise, and take seriously, the opportunity we have to provide much needed support and guidance to tackling the climate crisis in Cambridgeshire. This strategy incorporates all areas of what we do. 

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