Published on 4 May 2022
Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Councils are on the lookout for South Warwickshire's Climate Champions, those residents or businesses that are doing their bit - no matter how small - to reduce their carbon footprint.
The initiative aims to highlight the tips, tricks, life hacks and simple changes that people have made that are making a big difference to their climate impact, in the hopes of inspiring other residents and businesses to try them out and make a collective difference.
Councillor Alan Rhead, Warwick District Council Cabinet member for Climate Change said: "Being a climate champion doesn't mean living off-grid - going meat-free a couple of days a week, swapping the car for sustainable transport for some trips and planning a shopping list to minimise food waste are just some of the simple ways that we can reduce the impact we have on the planet. Being a champion is about being conscious of your impact and doing something about it.
"Perhaps you run a local repair café, grow your own veg or have managed to go plastic-free - whatever you're doing, we'd love to hear about it and champion it, so we can encourage and motivate others to consider reducing their impact."
Councillor Ian Shenton, Stratford-on-Avon District Council Cabinet member for Climate Change said: "The smallest change can make the biggest difference when it comes to climate change.
"We want to champion those residents and businesses that are working towards our common goal of a low carbon South Warwickshire by 2030. We can only achieve this by working together, and hope that by showcasing the broad range of steps people are taking, we'll be able to inspire others to make a change and make a difference."
To find out more about the initiative and to submit your story, visit www.warwickdc.gov.uk/climatechampions
Climate Champions will be featured on the Council's websites and across social media as part of an ongoing campaign.
Though Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon District Council's will no longer be pursuing a full merger, some joint working arrangements - such as the shared ambition for a low carbon South Warwickshire by 2030 - remain in place.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575