World Environment Day
Ahead of World Environment Day on the 5th of June 2011, Bedford
Borough Council’s Sustainability Team will have a stand in the
Howard Centre (outside New Look) on Wednesday 1st June from 10.00am
The stand will have useful information from the Sustainability
Team on how people can reduce their energy and water consumption to
help them save money on their bills and cut their carbon emissions.
The Waste Services team will also be on hand to offer residents
advice on recycling and composting.
World Environment Day is an annual event, taking place on the
5th of June every year and aims to be the biggest and most widely
celebrated global day for positive environmental action.
Councillor Charles Royden, Portfolio Holder for the Environment,
said: “Bedford Borough Council is committed to reducing its carbon
emissions and is targeting a 40% reduction by 2015. We also want to
work with local residents and help them to reduce their own impact
on the environment as well as reducing their energy costs.
“This stand ties in with World Environment Day and will be
offering loads of tips and advice as we work together towards
creating a cleaner and greener borough.”
Since 2011 has been declared by the United Nations as the
International Year of Forests, this year’s theme is ‘Forests -
Nature At Your Service’. Forests play a key role in our battle
against climate change, releasing oxygen into the atmosphere while
storing carbon dioxide.