Posted on Thursday 22nd April 2021
Individual small steps can make a big difference to our lives collectively.
Residents of Staffordshire are being urged to do their bit to think green to help the environment on Earth Day.
Clive Thomson, Staffordshire County Council's Assistant Director for Connectivity and Sustainability, said:
We can all do our bit to make Staffordshire greener. If a lot of people come together to take small steps, we can make a big difference to the environment."
This year’s annual Earth Day celebration is being endorsed by Staffordshire County Council, which declared a climate change emergency in 2019 and has made a firm commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Staffordshire County Council has shared some tips that residents can follow to make Staffordshire greener, including:
- replace lightbulbs in the house with LED Lightbulbs;
- switch home energy provider to one that uses green energy.;
- reduce travel by car: walking, cycling and public transport are also great ways to get about which are much better for the environment;
- learn how to reduce, reuse and recycle your waste with helpful tips and tricks from Waste Savvy Staffs ;
- review your local recycling guidance so you can be sure that as much of your waste as possible is being recycled correctly.
Clive Thomson added:
We can all do our bit to reduce our impact on the environment by thinking differently about how we live our everyday lives, how we travel, heat our homes, how we work, what we buy and how we dispose of our waste.
Doing our bit to make Staffordshire greener means we will breathe cleaner air, create greener communities and make Staffordshire a healthier place for our residents to live and work.
Small actions, when they come together, can make a big difference. We can all do our bit to make Staffordshire more environmentally friendly.”