GEAG subscribes to the view that we should 'think globally - act locally'. We recognise that human activity is pushing the natural world to the edge by causing widespread habitat loss and multiple extinctions, we understand that issues of poverty, social justice, and human rights are inextricably linked to environmental protection, and we accept the verdict of the overwhelming majority of scientists who say that global warming is happening now, is caused by human activity, and may have catastrophic consequences for humanity.
We believe that in our everyday actions we should all consider the impact on habitats and biodiversity, on climate change, and on the ability of people everywhere to lead rewarding lives free from poverty. Acting locally, this means taking actions such as reducing our carbon footprint, for example by driving less or turning down our heating, buying Fairtrade and organic products when possible, and working with local businesses to support their transition to sustainable practices.
We believe that we can all make small and mostly quite fun lifestyle changes that will make the world a more sustainable place. GEAG would like to see more of us walking and cycling, so we are pushing for safer roads and working with transport charity Sustrans on a proposed off-road cycle path to Potton, the RSPB Lodge, and Sandy station. We believe we should REDUCE, REUSE REPAIR, and RECYCLE. We encourage villagers to recycle everything that can’t be reused, to compost their green waste, and to be proud of an empty black bin. We are spreading the word that we can all save money by saving energy. We are providing information on energy saving, and offering free loans of energy monitors that help you to see how much you are saving.