Imaginative Approaches to Combating Climate Change Locally
Edited by Michael Peters, Shane Fudge and Tim Jackson
Chapter 14: The HadLOW CARBON Community: Behavioural Evolution in the Face of Climate Change
Howard Lee and Julie Taylor INTRODUCTION Hadlow village is situated approximately 5 km from Tonbridge and 15 km from Maidstone in the west of the county of Kent, UK. It is a village of 1851 houses and is situated in a rural part of the county within a ‘green belt’ area.1 Hadlow village has a long history of occupation, being known to have been settled by the Romans and continuously thereafter, chiefly as a centre of hop production for the brewing of beer. Today the village is known for its distinctive 50-metre-tall Hadlow Tower, a surviving portion of a demolished late Victorian Gothic structure. Hadlow College is situated close to the village, covering a total of 286 hectares. The main campus is adjacent to the southwestern side of the village, with glasshouse facilities on the eastern edge and a dairy farm to the southeast. The college was developed in 1967 as a centre for land-based training, primarily in agriculture and horticulture but more recently as an important centre for other subjects such as equine studies, animal management, fisheries, landscape management, floristry, garden design and countryside management. Hadlow College currently teaches 1361 Further Education (aged 16–18) students and 548 Higher Education (degree) students, with short courses and evening classes attended by more than 2000 adult learners. This chapter reviews the activities of a low carbon community initiative established in 2007 as a collaborative venture between Hadlow College and the village. Whilst many low carbon community initiatives have been formed in...
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