Ashton Hayes is a small village that is aiming to become England’s first carbon neutral community. They are s a shining example of how working together and simple changes can be highly effective and make a big difference. This year marks their 10 year anniversary since the start of their Carbon Neutral Project.
“The success of the carbon-neutral project seems to have inspired other community efforts in Ashton Hayes. The residents, for example, have built a new playing field with a solar-powered pavilion, which is the home of a community cafe three days a week. They have also put photovoltaic solar panels on the roof of the primary school.
Other towns and cities around the world hope to copy Ashton Hayes. Their representatives have contacted the project’s leaders, asking for help in setting up similar initiatives, according to the diary the Ashton Hayes group keeps about the project, chronicling almost everything they have done over the past 10 years.”
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