BTN Themes

Our themes are:

“Natural Basingstoke” – protecting and promoting bio-diversity and nature conservation within our borough;

“Low Carbon Basingstoke” – practical steps to reduce CO2 emissions in the borough and tackle fuel poverty, e.g.:

  • Energy conservation;
  • Renewable energy;
  • Sustainable transport;
  • Carbon footprint reduction (individual and corporate);
  • Reducing pollution.

“Resourceful Basingstoke” – improving awareness and use of local resources, e.g.:

  • Resilience and skills;
  • Recycling, re-using and reducing;
  • Organic farming and permaculture;
  • Water and wastewater;
  • Tackling issues of consumption and consumerism.

“Habitable Basingstoke” – promoting plans to build sufficient sustainable housing in a pleasant environment for our children, e.g.:

  • Low-consumption housing by design;
  • Sustainable building materials;
  • Natural health and wellbeing;
  • Tackling litter, dumping and casual damage to environment;
  • Education, culture and community towards a sustainable environment.

“Enterprising Basingstoke” – promoting public and private investment in, and use of, local schemes and enterprises to address all the above themes.