Welcome to Waterside Climate Action Network (WaterCan)

This website is a place for anyone living or working in or near the Waterside area of the New Forest who would like to take steps to respond to the Climate Emergency. 

It's also a place to ask questions, share ideas and promote a more sustainable lifestyle. 

Scroll down for more information about the 4 key areas for climate action in your local Waterside area.

Haven't got time to scroll? Quick actions!

HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL 2024 Public services Share your views on service change proposals by 31st March  

SIGN UP to The Big Plastic Count Count all the plastic you throw away for a week. 11th-17th March 2024

CLICK HERE -get your tubs to our pubs! Take sweet tubs to any Greene King managed site,1 Jan - 11 Feb 2024

YES I'D LIKE THERMAL IMAGING DONE ON MY HOUSE  Email: cathy@schoolsenergyproject.org.uk, 02380 283491 or 07786 062836 for an expert to come to your home for a modest fee during January 2024

CLICK TO HEAR HYTHE VOICES  Who won our 'sustainable gift' competition. Is your name & idea below?

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CLICK & DO  A toolkit to help you make changes big and small. Step by step, lets make a difference!

 

WaterCAN's four key areas for climate action in your local Waterside area.

Greener living

• Sharing information
• Living more sustainably
• Education and information
• Recycling

Transport & active living

• Cycling
• Walking
• Public transport
• Community transport
• Car sharing

Greener energy

• Information on insulating homes
• Where to find trusted information
• How to reduce energy use

Personal action

Information around what personal actions you can do to help:
• Reducing waste
• Personal choices
• Changing bank
• Communicating with local businesses
• letters to MP
• Water pollution
• Plastic-free Hythe

How to contact us

FACEBOOK

 

EMAIL

 

A note about our Logo

Designed by local author and artist, Simon Chadwick, our WaterCan Hedgehog appears on our flyers, business cards and online as our communications channels develop.

Hedgehogs are in decline for many reasons including the widespread use of pesticides, impermeable garden fencing and over zealous gardening which removes the dead wood and ground cover that hedgehogs love.

If you find sick,injured and orphan hedgehogs or hoglets in need please contact the local self funded small rescue, the East Boldre Hedgehog Rescue (via facebook).

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Upcoming Events

Waterside Repair Cafe

Waterside Repair Shop

Saturday 27 April 2024

Poster for Surfers Against Sewage talk

Surfers Against Sewage

Monday 29 April 2024

More events »

Latest Posts

Tree of sustainable gift suggestions
Community top tips for a greener future
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Photo of attendance at Community Energy Pathways workshop
2 people cycling in new Forest

Greener Living

Cactus pillow

• Sharing information
• Living more sustainably
• Education and information
• Recycling

Our Logo

Cartoon Hedgehog with WCAN written on the front of their t-shirt

Designed by local author and artist, Simon Chadwick, our WaterCan Hedgehog appears on our flyers, business cards and online as our communications channels develop. Hedgehogs are in decline for many reasons including the widespread use of pesticides, impermeable garden fencing and over zealous gardening which removes the dead wood and ground cover that hedgehogs love.

If you find sick,injured and orphan hedgehogs or hoglets in need please contact the local self funded small rescue, the East Boldre Hedgehog Rescue (via facebook).

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