EPIKS – Environmental Projects in Kirklees
EPIKS is a team of passionate individuals comprised of volunteer directors and paid staff with many years of experience in the environmental arena. We provide practical solutions to environmental problems on a not-for-profit basis. Our business spans the commercial, community and voluntary sector which enables us to be flexible and innovative. Our income is a blend of revenue and grant funding: giving us a flexible niche in the environmental arena.
Ultimately, we’re striving to make Kirklees a better place to live and work. Our projects give people the chance to enjoy better access and understanding of how and why to take action for climate change; access thriving green spaces on their doorstep; take part in active travel and work towards a more equitable, circular economy .
Working in partnership
Our work in the private sector, with community groups, councils and institutions helps us to get the best local knowledge and impact from our projects. We believe this approach is the only way to ensure effective change for the complex challenges facing our environment.
Whether you are a business, individual or community organisation, we welcome your input as a volunteer, donor or supporter.
Join us at one of our regular outdoor volunteer work parties.
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We welcome enquiries from all sectors wishing to deliver environmental projects in Kirklees.
EPIKS works with landowners, businesses and volunteers to improve habitats and greenspaces in Kirklees so that our natural heritage can be enhanced and for both people and wildlife.
Our work includes planting and restoring wildflower meadows, tree planting, erecting bird and bat boxes, monitoring wildlife, tackling invasive species and regular litter picks and river clean ups.
By linking green spaces and waterways in the Colne, Holme and Calder valleys, our vision is to work in partnership to create a nature park that connects people to cleaner, more wildlife-rich places.
The 3 Valleys Nature Park will provide opportunities for recreation and active travel, and an appreciation of the value of wildlife and historic features. Progress in achieving this vision has happened by bringing people and organisations together to develop the park.
E-bikes are a viable, cost effective, low-carbon solution to future travel in Kirklees. Our e-bike trial schemes give individuals the opportunity to try an e-bike for themselves.
Low Emission Deliveries
We are running an e-cargo bike pilot scheme to reduce traffic and cut harmful emissions from delivery vehicles in the Holme Valley.
This low-carbon alternative will support local traders and suppliers, serve local residents and help to demonstrate the versatility of cargo bikes.
We work with partners to raise the profile of waste minimisation and the principle of the circular economy.
We have co-hosted conferences at the University of Huddersfield that stimulate debate about the potential to rethink waste as a resource that can be used to save energy, boost the local economy and help tackle poverty in Kirklees.