The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report in 2018 drew attention to the critical extent of Global warming and prompted worldwide action amongst active groups. Extinction Rebellion (XR) and student strike demonstrations have driven a new wave of awareness and concern.On 4 March 2019 Kington Town Council declared a Climate Emergency and within a week Hereford Council also declared. Since then over a hundred more Councils across the UK have followed and so has our UK Parliament along with Councils and governments in countries all around the world.The Zero Carbon Kington (ZCK) working group has been formed to take forward our Council’s noble aspiration into practical actions. 5 members of Kington Town Council’s Environment Committee are working with Kington Local Energy and Environment Network (KLEEN) and Kington XR to clarify what the most effective ideas might be.By the time you read this we will have held the first Great Collaboration event in Kington (29th July) providing education on climate change and reduction approaches for all Councillors, including those from our neighbouring Parishes.Led by The Herefordshire Green Network (HGN) this workshop will be run with the other Market Town and the County Council. The aim is to help understand the implications of climate change, potential methods to restrict CO2 emissions and reduce our Carbon Footprints.What Can You Do? Put your money where your mouth is!One really effective action you can take right now is to switch to a truly renewable energy supplier such as Ecotricity or Good Energy. These Green energy companies invest our money in wind and solar generation. We may not have our own wind turbines for Kington but this is the next best thing!10 years ago KLEEN helped Kington produce an Energy Decent Action Plan(EDAP) which we are now reviewing to see what we’ve already achieved, what is still to be done and what our priorities should be.