Redbridge Council are holding the virtual event on Wednesday
The virtual event is taking place on Wednesday, 14 July to give residents the opportunity to discuss lowering the borough’s carbon footprint.
The Council’s Action Plan details measures the council is taking to reduce its own carbon footprint by tackling two of the largest sources of carbon emissions, coming from council owned buildings and vehicles.
It also details steps being taken by the council to support communities across the borough to tackle climate change.
The Deputy Mayor of London for Environment and Energy, Shirley Rodrigues will be a guest speaker at the event.
Residents can look at how they can play a part in tackling climate change and the borough’s response to the climate emergency will be discussed.
Green schemes and initiatives that can help lower the borough’s carbon footprint and save residents money, including Solar Together, London Power and Redbridge Go Green Grant will be a focus area also.
The event will also open up the virtual floor for a Q&A session.
Leader of Redbridge Council Cllr Jas Athwal, said: “This event is a real opportunity for our local communities to be part of one of the most important conversations of our time. Together we can help create a cleaner, greener and healthier Redbridge for ourselves and our neighbours.”
“We’re committed to stepping up to the challenge of climate change across the council, and the borough – but we can’t do this alone, and need to work together as one community to help cut carbon emissions in Redbridge.
“Our online event is a great way to find out what we can do and achieve together to address the causes and impacts of climate change in Redbridge.”
Speaking about the launch of the Climate Change Action Plan, Cabinet Member for Environment and Civic Pride Cllr Jo Blackman said: “We’ve already seen some important work taking place within the council and across the community to promote green growth in the borough, but there is more we can do and our Climate Change Action Plan is the first chapter in our journey to do more.
“Please do sign-up and join our event to find out more about the work being doing to tackle the borough’s climate emergency, how it impacts on all of us and what each of us can do to make a change.”
‘Tackling Climate Change in Redbridge’ is free to attend and takes place between 6pm – 7.30pm.
To join the event on Wednesday, 14 July at 6.00pm please register online ahead of the event.
To view the Action Plan, or for more information on climate change head to the Redbridge Council website.
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