How our district is tackling climate change


See how local people are tackling climate change.

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Ollie says no to plastic

Ollie is very passionate about the impacts of climate change and the future of our planet. He wants to inspire everyone to do their bit to protect our environment by taking action now.

Watch Ollie’s video to see what he has to say.

Jenny is calling on everyone to act now

Jenny is a local resident whose awareness about the dangers of climate change started 30 years ago. As a technology teacher, Jenny remembers talking to a class of teenagers and showing them a poster produced by Friends of the Earth. The picture showed a ‘clock’ representing known historical time, within a 24-hour circle. In that 24-hours, mankind had been on the planet less than 2 minutes and during that time had ‘turned a paradise into a quagmire’. Since then, Jenny has been on a mission to reduce her carbon footprint and saving money along the way too.

Here’s a few of Jenny’s tips:

Household cleaning: Bicarbonate of soda, white vinegar, and lemon juice to clean virtually everything. Make a solution or just sprinkle the bicarb over and use water to wipe over with a reusable cloth made from cut up old towels.

Personal: Change to shampoo bars and soap as they tend to last longer. Try to buy conditioners and toothpastes that do not contain harmful ingredients. Refills shops have a variety of items available such as shower gel . One family member makes our own deodorant.

Saving fuel: I’ve cut down on car journeys and turn my heating down.

“We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. When I hear someone say, ‘Oh well, I can’t make a difference’, my answer is always, “Well, believe me you can. No one person can do everything, but we can all do something!”

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