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Could you be part of Surrey’s Greener Future?

Published: 29 August 2019

Climate change

Helping 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.

Communities making a difference

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

Ideas put forward have related to the climate change agenda, such as reducing waste, going plastic free, encouraging sustainable transport, helping our green spaces, or reducing energy or water use.

Projects that are being considered are 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.

Next stage

The deadline for ideas has now passed and the next stage will be for project teams to come for 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. We'll keep you posted on the ideas that have been shortlisted but in the meantime visit Surrey's Greener Future Design Challenge web page for more information.

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