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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 – 3.00pm.

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.

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