Climate change has lead to Bournemouth Council’s sustainability manager, Neil Short, urging the people of Bournemouth to help reduce it.
The Council’s response is ‘A Climate Change Strategy’ consisting of; how Bournemouth plan to tackle climate change, bar-graphs and information about how Bournemouth have already made changes to the environment and what the public can do to help.
It’s only when it reaches a certain point it becomes apparent to everyone that we’re doing something wrong.
Mr Short said: “Climate Change is an issue that seems too big to deal with, but it has only got that way because we all contribute to it.
“We can all do our bit to help reduce the amount of greenhouse gases we are responsible for. That way we stand a chance of lessening the effects that are already happening.
“It’s only when it reaches a certain point it becomes apparent to everyone that we’re doing something wrong.”
What the public can do
When asked about how Mr Short would like the public to help he responded: “Please have a go, do just one thing maybe, there is lots of little actions people could do.
“There are things you can do at work, like turning off your equipment, or at home turn off TVs, travel sensibly, buy local food.
“If you’ve got farms and producers actually around Bournemouth and Dorset, use their stuff because it’s not going far.”
Bournemouth Council wants the public to “help increase global resilience” and reach its overall target of a 30% reduction in CO2 by 2020.
Bournemouth wants to become “as close to a zero carbon town” as possible.
View the climate change section on the council’s website here.
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