​​Green Squirrel is a helping hand for anyone who wants to take action on the climate and nature crisis. We work nationally through the Something Club; a climate action community, across South Wales supporting individuals and organisations to develop their skills as change makers, and in our local community in Splott, Cardiff. We are building a community resilience hub to support local action, connection, and well being.

In everything we do we aim to inspire sustainable choices and habits, build connected, resilient communities, and nurture visions of a positive low-carbon future.

Why did you join the Rapid Transition Alliance?

We’ve been working in our local area for almost ten years, and in that time we’ve seen the most incredible shift in interest and enthusiasm for building a low carbon world.

There is energy and appetite now for social transformation, but no single organisation working alone is enough to build upon it, and we are looking for ways to connect and work with others, and learn from their experiences.

What for you is the biggest challenge of rapid transition?

The greatest challenge we find is how to move beyond easy wins and communicate the more challenging lifestyle changes that need to happen.

What is your organisation doing to encourage rapid transition?

We are exploring ways to bridge the gap between individual lifestyle change and collective action.

A graphic shoeing two people sharing a cup of tea at the something club
The Something Club is an online community for anyone who wants to be part of the climate story.

We have created The Something Club, an online climate action community and events programme that supports individuals and organisations to explore what different kinds of action are available to them, from small projects at home and larger lifestyle changes, to community or political action. This is a new community, but growing quickly, and everyone is welcome.

What is your favourite example of rapid transition?

For us the growth and success of the divestment movement is inspiring. It demonstrates how pressure from below, and in some cases leadership from the top, combined with attractive alternative technologies, can quickly normalise leaving fossil fuels behind.

What one thing would best help the task of rapid transition?

Investment in communities to make low carbon choices achievable for ordinary people, such as active travel infrastructure, public transport, home retro-fit, community food systems, and circular economy innovation.


Hannah Garcia

Hannah has a background in sustainability engagement and outdoor learning, and she’s interested in climate communication and active travel.