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20 September 2019

Campaigners given statement during climate change march

Protesters campaigning for action on climate change were handed a statement by Fareham Borough Council outside the Civic Offices today.

Around fifty people marched through the streets of Fareham this morning as part a day of global climate strike action around the world.

The campaigners in Fareham were met by Council staff and given the following statement from the Executive Leader of Fareham Borough Council, Cllr Seán Woodward:

I am aware that many councils have declared a climate emergency but not necessarily backed up their announcement with a detailed plan of action. That won’t be our approach. What we will be doing in Fareham, and I will be announcing this at a Meeting of the Executive on Thursday 26 September, is to set up a working group that will identify what further actions we can take to mitigate climate change in Fareham and reduce our carbon footprint. 

“One of the Council’s six corporate priorities is to ‘Protect and Enhance the Environment’; an important part of this is to minimise the impact on the environment by reducing our use of natural resources; minimising the generation of waste and maximising the collection of recyclable materials.’  

“Last year we launched our ‘Give Plastics the Push’ campaign, which is about reducing how much Single Use Plastic (SUP) we use. This initiative was led by Cllr Simon Martin who has the Executive Portfolio for Streetscene and is proving extremely successful. I will therefore be calling on him to help drive this new project forwards for us and to develop a bespoke action plan for Fareham.”


ENDS


For further information contact:

The Communications Team
Tel: 01329 824310
Email: publicity@fareham.gov.uk
Fax: 01329 550576

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