ZERO Chippenham (ZC), formerly Chippenham and Villages Environmentalists, is working with the Wessex Community Energy Network (WCEN) to cut carbon and generate renewable energy.

The agreement was signed by ZC chair Nick Murry and Pete West of WCEN, at a meeting in Chippenham last week.

“We are at a critical point in human history and need to stop burning fossil fuels as quickly as possible if we are to avoid future social and economic catastrophe,” said Nick. “We can do a great deal to speed things up at a local level, and that's what ZC has set out to do.”

Working with WCEN will enable ZC to apply practical experience from successful community projects, as well as identify the funding needed to kick start a community energy project in Chippenham.

Zero Chippenham is working on a series of initiatives to speed up the transition to a fossil fuel free economy. These include promoting investment in electric vehicle charging points, generating renewable energy on public buildings, and protecting the public and especially children, against air pollution. The group meets on the last Thursday of every month and is always looking for new members, particularly young people.