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Stowmarket Eco Future Group

Local Environmental group concerned by the Climate and Biodiversity Crisis, supporting eco projects and raising awareness

10 June 2021
East of England
Local Alliances:
Stowmarket Dementia Action Alliance

1. Action Plan

1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?

The Stowmarket Eco Future Group is inclusive in wanting all members of the community to share their passion for the environment. The Climate Crisis threatens our society's survival and we believe that each person is important to take and support action now.We care about the planet. We care about the environment. We want everyone to have access to green spaces, to experience nature in our towns as well as our countryside. We want everyone to love where they live. We care about Biodiversity Loss and the Climate Crisis, both huge emergencies that threaten our community. We work towards a greener, healthier Stowmarket where we can be proud of our town. This entails promoting good practice, such as looking after our environment, community involvement, community education on recycling & reducing use of plastics and litter picking. It also entails promoting awareness of problems such as leaving car engines idling when stopped, over-development on greenfield sites and destruction of trees and hedgerow. We believe that our community needs to pull together and to create strong bonds. We are an action group with community at its core. We are delighted to have formed a partnership with other volunteers in the town under the umbrella of Nurture Together. Nurture Together has strong ties with Suffolk DAA and we recently helped to arrange snowdrop bulbs to be sent to Stowmarket Care Homes. When we work together, we are stronger. 

2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?

Those with dementia often have valuable experience and past memories of more sustainable living. We believe that this might be a two-way beneficial situation.

However...it is early days for the group and we are unclear about the challenges or outcomes. We just have an idea that we are a community.

2. Actions