World Environment Day 2012
To celebrate World Environment Day, Bedford Borough Council’s
Sustainability Team will have a stand in the Howard Centre on
6th June from 10am – 3pm.
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 Recycling Team will also be on hand to
offer residents advice on recycling and composting.
World Environment Day aims to be the biggest
and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental
This year’s theme is Green Economy which is
seeking to encourage greener business methods. If businesses can
adopt more environmentally friendly methods this would lead to
improvements in the quality of people’s lives while also
significantly reducing environmental damage and protecting our
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, 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.
“We will be offering a range of tips and
advice as we work together towards creating a cleaner and greener