Biodiversity News: May 2022
The Biodiversity Working Group was set up in late 2020, pulling together their action plan and have made a good start on increasing biodiversity in the town.
The group met in March along with the Climate Emergency group and decided to embark on a 3 month campaign to raise awareness with residents on three important subjects to support biodiversity and climate change: Food waste, Travel and Energy consumption. This campaign falls in live with the increasing cost of living, so it is hoped residents will welcome the suggestions.
Adjustments were made in 2021 to the mowing regime in St Andrews Gardens which saw some areas left to grow wild. It is hoped more will be done with this space in 2022, however the Council are taking baby steps on this subject in order to get it right….watch this space!
Climate Emergency News: May 2022
The Climate Emergency Working Group, which was set up in 2020, have been working hard even through the pandemic on achieving their actions to reduce climate change.
The group met in March along with the Biodiversity group and decided to embark on a 3 month campaign to raise awareness with residents on three important subjects to support biodiversity and climate change: Food waste, Travel and Energy consumption. This campaign falls in live with the increasing cost of living, so it is hoped residents will welcome the suggestions, please see the energy campaign below.
The Town Council were pleased to be the first Council in the County to be awarded funding through the Public Sector Energy Efficiency Programme. This partially funded the installation of Solar PV panels on the Town Hall roof, which completed last summer. The Town Council have now installed all appropriate equipment in order to export energy back to the national grid, and it is hoped this will prove beneficial this summer.
Continue to keep an eye on this page for further information on the actions the group are taking.
Save our plant - climate change is REAL
Pershore Town Council is promoting action to limit climate change, but what can you do?
- Enjoy some meat free days – skipping one serving of meat a week for a year saves the equivalent of driving 348 miles in your car
- Enjoy locally grown produce – this reduces the miles your food has travelled to get to your plate and supports the local economy
- Try to grow your own – a fun and fulfilling way of introducing new vegetables into your diet, and one to get the whole family involved!
- Eat with the seasons. Did you know eating asparagus from Peru out of season produces more carbon than locally reared Herefordshire beef?
MANAGE YOUR FOOD WASTE!
- Don’t overbuy – keep track of what you are purchasing
- Take note of use by dates
- Make use of your freezer
- Compost uncooked green food waste
- Get creative with leftovers
- Recycle food packaging or leave behind at the supermarket
SAVE MONEY ON YOUR SUPERMARKET SHOP!