09/12/2021 - Permalink

Add your voice to the climate conversation

Related topics: Climate change / environment

People living in Shropshire are being invited to join the conversation about climate change and share their activities and best practices.

Shropshire Council is seeking public opinion to help form its climate strategy and with the Shropshire Climate Action Partnership has launched a new website to encourage people to share their ideas and highlight their climate friendly activities.

In 2019, Shropshire Council declared a climate emergency and set the bold target to become carbon neutral by 2030. Shropshire Climate Action Partnership was set up in 2020, bringing together individuals, businesses, organisations and local government to agree a way to tackle the climate emergency locally.

Sam Kirby-Bray, climate and carbon support officer for Shropshire Council, said: “We are making good progress, but we still we still have a long way to go. Reaching net zero is a considerable, but not insurmountable challenge, and one that needs the support of everyone.

“We want to encourage knowledge sharing between and would like others to inspire practical actions for a more sustainable future by demonstrating what they have done at home or at work.”

The website offers people the opportunity to feedback on and contribute to Shropshire Council’s climate action plan and find out more about climate action already taking place locally.

Sam added: “Responsibility for improving our climate does not fall solely on our individual actions.

“We need to work together to ensure we achieve the best outcomes for everyone. Collective and collaborative action is more effective than just a few climate champions.

“This is why the website is invaluable in helping us as a council shape policies and us as individuals who are committed to sharing responsibility for making change happen.”

To find out more and to share your opinion visit: Have Your Say Today – Shropshire Climate Action – Commonplace