We’d love it if you joined us in Minch CAN, the more that people join us, the better we’ll become at making positive changes in our communities and Commons, which is the entire point.

So please join Minch CAN if…

You’re local. If you live, work, learn in or otherwise have a strong connection with our communities on the Commons – from Amberley to Aston Down, from Brimscombe to Box, and all around Minchinhampton. You’re who we want to be talking with.

You’re 16 or over. Though if you’re between 13 and 15, you can join if an appropriate parent or guardian gives their permission. Get them to email us to start that conversation.

You share our values. We’re a values-first organisation, we’re evidence-led, optimistic, proactive, inclusive, and believe in hearing from everyone before we make up our mind. We believe that there are important things that need striving for.

One is the continued existence of our planet as it faces crises in our climate, our habitats, the food we eat, the air we breathe, the homes we live in. Another is our communities, where we drift ever further from the people we live closest to, losing our sense of our place and neglecting building mutual goodwill with our neighbours.

You like a friendly, positive group. There’s a lot of disagreement and anger and personal interests in climate conversations, and all that does is get in the way of making progress. We like a good debate, but we also prize respect for and kindness towards not just each other, but to everyone. We share a planet. It seems to us too few people remember that. We have a strong idea of how we ought to be.

You’re happy with how we run things. We have to have rules over things like membership, meetings and money, but we try to keep them to a minimum. It’s so everything’s organised well, and that the people who meet and work with us know that we’re serious, professional, and democratic about what we do. It’s all in our constitution.

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