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About us - Sustainable Newport Shropshire

About us

Sustainable Newport Shropshire is a group of volunteers from Newport and the surrounding villages concerned about plastics, pollution, climate change, fossil fuel dependency and how to live more sustainably – in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.  Our aim is to increase awareness of the impact we have on our world and help businesses and residents find ways to reduce their impact.  If we all find just one thing to change we can amplify our ripples of change to help achieve the goals.  

From “Newport 21” to “Sustainable Newport”

We were previously known as – Newport 21 – Why? Because the United Nations Earth Summit in Rio in 1992 wanted people to begin leading more sustainable lives that value the natural world and all its resources for future generations, and they set up an Agenda21 for the 21st century, with lots of towns and villages having ‘21’ groups.  Now that we’re in the 21st century the United Nations developed the Sustainable Development Goals and therefore to show our allegiance we became “Sustainable Newport”.

Keeping up to date

We’re currently sharing updates on our work on both Facebook and Twitter and have both a group and page on LinkedIn.  If you’d like to be kept up to date on our work you can also join our mailing list or if you’d like to get in touch about volunteering or partnership opportunities please contact us.

Meet the team

RoleNameAdditional roles
ChairSimone WhitfieldPlastic Free Lead, Refill Lead
Vice-ChairSusanne BearblockPass it on Lead, Climate education lead
SecretaryCath Edwards
TreasurerSandra CrabbHard to recycle co-lead