Becoming carbon-neutral will mean that there will be no carbon dioxide emissions released into the atmosphere. According to the NHS, air pollution has contributed to 36,000 deaths annually and states that a third of asthma cases could drop from lower emissions.
The plan will explore different ways the council will reduce its carbon footprint. Some of the actions consist of; making streets around schools pedestrian/cycle zones during school hours, community tree planting programmes and revised school travel plans for all schools to promote alternatives for car use. It is clear that the new measures will bring about a new way of life, but how will this impact people’s day- to-day?
Bournemouth councillor, Simon Bull and business owner Barclay Hoare discuss the pros and cons of Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole area becoming carbon neutral.
Sephora Landu finds out how these new actions will change the lives of those in our local community:
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