Three-quarters of councils have now declared a climate emergency in the UK and a crucial next step is working through what this means in terms of councils’ operational and residents’ carbon footprints. Many councils will be considering, or already working towards Net Zero, and a key requirement to get there, is motivating residents to recognize the benefits of a low carbon transition.
Councils’ environmental impacts are often intertwined with residents’ footprints in terms of issues such as waste disposal, transport, and council housing. As a result, a combined approach requires taking action within areas under councils’ direct control, but also engaging residents to understand, embrace and enhance these changes through their actions and lifestyle choices. The purpose of the session is to encourage community engagement with minimum resource and maximum value.