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Could you be part of Surrey’s Greener Future?

Published: 29 August 2019

Climate change

Help shape Surrey's long-term climate strategy

Whether you're reducing waste, travelling more sustainably to improve air quality, or repairing and rewearing your clothes, making small changes to help tackle climate change can make a big difference.

That's why Surrey County Council (SCC) wants your help as part of the Surrey's Greener Future programme to make positive changes in our county so we can all do our bit for the environment.

In July, the council declared a climate emergency and committed to meet the national objective of being carbon neutral by 2050 at the latest. SCC are now looking at ways to plan for the future and to help communities to make those changes.

Could your community make a difference?

We're looking for creative, innovative and exciting ideas for how communities can work together to tackle climate change in their neighbourhoods.

Your idea could relate to any part of the climate change agenda, such as reducing your waste, going plastic free, encouraging sustainable transport, helping our green spaces, or reducing our energy or water use.

At this stage we're looking for ideas that will clearly help the environment, need minimal investment to get started, make a long term impact, could be replicated across the county and bring different sections of the community together.

People who submit ideas will be invited to a series of workshops over the autumn so they can meet people with similar ideas, develop their proposal, and link up with organisations and businesses which could help turn those ideas into reality.

Visit Surrey's Greener Future Design Challenge web page for more information and to submit ideas.

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