In the run up to the UN’s COP26 climate change conference, which takes place this November, a series of events has been organised to highlight the work going on in Barnsley to tackle climate change and how we can all make our lives more sustainable.
Everyone is welcome to attend the events, which include online webinars and volunteering days, and focus on a variety of topics including saving money at home, food, and the benefits of walking and cycling.
Cllr Chris Lamb, Cabinet Spokesperson for Environment and Transport, said: “Sustainable Barnsley is one of the key themes of our vision for what we want Barnsley to be like by 2030 and we’ve set ambitious goals to reduce our carbon emissions by 80 per cent by the year 2030, and to net zero by 2040.
“I invite you to get involved with our events and find out about the great work the council is doing to achieve these goals, as well as picking up some tips and advice on how you could reduce your own carbon footprint while saving money too.”
The current programme of events is listed below, however, please keep an eye on our Sustainability and Climate Change Facebook page for additional events.
Go green and save money at home 5.30pm - Wednesday 6 October
Infant feeding and climate change 12pm - Wednesday 13 October
Energise Barnsley on decarbonising housing 5.30pm - Wednesday 13 October
Active travel: ‘Little changes, big impacts’ 5.30pm - Wednesday 20 October
Barnsley Council and climate change 5.45pm - Wednesday 27 October
Sustainable growing and eating 5.30pm - Tuesday 2 November
Tiny forest monitoring morning – 10.30am - Friday 5 November
Cannon Hall hedge trimming and habitat piles creation 9.30am - 3.30pm - Wednesday 10 November
Good Food Barnsley – 12pm - Friday 12 November