Carbon & Nature

Green Wedmore knows that to reach net-zero we have to preserve the carbon safely locked up in our peat, soils, woodlands and pasture and look to absorb more through peat restoration, tree planting and improving soils condition. Our precious nature is vital as well; when our soil is in good condition it not only keeps the carbon safe it is also full of life and helps bigger critters such as pollinators, birds, hedgehogs and more.

But for many decades nature has declined in the UK, Somerset and Wedmore. Our country is now the most nature depleted country in the world.

We simply cannot fix climate without a restored natural world whether that means keeping Somerset’s peat wet and in the ground, or planting the right tree in the right place to soak up and store that precious carbon.
Green Wedmore’s Carbon and Nature group has two aims;

  • Aim 1: To measure the carbon sequestration amount for the parish of Wedmore and work towards increasing it to help achieve our Net-Zero targets.
  • Aim 2: To restore nature in the parish.

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