A small village in the UK's Surrey Hills has created its own Environment Group to advise the Parish Council and promote local environmental initiatives. It maintains an overview of village environmental initiatives aiming to facilitate, not constrain, good ideas. Volunteers with differing backgrounds, but all keen to help make Shamley Green a better place for wildlife and people living there.

The group understands that many projects will require compromises that balance promoting the environment with neighbours’ or recreational needs, such as changing the mowing regime to promote biodiversity, but they are keen to be as collegiate and consensus-driven as possible.