Sustainable Didcot is a community action group for Didcot residents with a shared interest in the environment, living sustainably and raising awareness of climate change.
We believe that through positive action we, as a community, can reduce Didcot’s impact on this global threat.
The group follows the 1987 UN’s Brundtland Commission definition of Sustainability:
“Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs”.
Sustainable Didcot focuses on:
We are part of the Oxfordshire Community Action Group network.
*background photo - stone circle in Millennium wood, Didcot - Oct 2020*
How to get involved
There are a number of ways to get involved, here is just a taste:
Turn up at our events such as freecycles, green drinks and repair cafes
Come gardening with us at our community allotment, we meet monthly and if you're very keen you can have access to the site to garden outside our monthly sessions as the allotment needs plenty of watering and weeding
Help out at our events - even an hour spent at our freecycle stall, fixing things at our repair cafe, hosting the repair cafe and making sure it is run well helps. We also regularly need people to help move our equipment to and from events.
Provide help in other ways - cakes for our repair cafes, help publicising what we do, or linking us to other community groups. We're especially looking for community groups interested in gardening at our allotment or for future projects on upcycling.
Help to plan events and other activities by coming to our monthly meetings
Sit on our committee (we elect new members in June) - our committee consists of two chairs, a secretary, a treasurer and a number of leads for each of our key projects
If you know you would like to get involved in creating a more sustainable Didcot then we have an online volunteer sign-up form which you can complete to be added to our list of active volunteers.
We release a newsletter giving occasional updates about our events and projects, which can be accessed by signing up at MailChimp using the following link: