We’re supporting Welsh Government’s “Low Carbon Heroes” campaign in the lead up to Wales Climate Week (2 – 6 November) and looking for an environmentally responsible route of lockdown towards a more prosperous and sustainable Wales.
Since March, Covid-19 has changed the way we live our lives and many of us have started doing more environmentally friendly things.
We’ve been exercising outdoors more, upcycling clothes, growing vegetables and buying local produce – many of them have resulted in reduced our carbon footprint and if this is what you’ve done we’d love you to take part in sharing your examples.
These solutions are not only low carbon, but are also helping people to become more active, reduce costs and support local shops and communities. In recognition of this the #LowCarbonHeroes campaign aims to highlight and promote the positive behaviours of people as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
You are invited to make your efforts known by sharing your experiences on social media, and using the hashtag #LowCarbonHeroes (or #ArwyrCarbonIsel, in Welsh).
Cllr David A Bithell, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We declared a climate emergency last year and we know that people in Wrexham are keen for Welsh Government and ourselves to do even more to reduce our carbon footprint. That’s why we’re supporting this campaign and we want you to use the #LowCarbonHeroes in order to share your experiences.
“It could be you’ve been buying local and visiting the supermarket less, cycling and walking more meaning less fuel or you’re using less fuel, cycling and walking more meaning less car usage. Whatever it is you’ve been doing we and Welsh Government would love to hear from you.
“We’ve already done a lot before the pandemic by planting thousands of trees and planting wildflower meadows, installing electric charging points and using solar energy but we know we can still do more in order to reduce our carbon footprint even further.”
We can’t wait to hear your news so use the hashtag #LowCarbonHeroes and let us know.APPLY FOR A PUPIL DEVELOPMENT GRANT