Council launch Your Future Solihull to help rally residents in fight against climate change - The Solihull Observer
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16th Aug, 2022

Council launch Your Future Solihull to help rally residents in fight against climate change

Sarah Mason 21st Jun, 2022

PROJECTS and plans related to climate change across Solihull have been bought together under the Council’s new Your Future Solihull campaign.

Solihull Council say it will help residents and businesses make sustainable choices and better understand the environmental and financial benefits of a low carbon society as the borough’s ambitious target to become net zero is less than 20 years away.

Your Future Solihull will also highlight work already being carried out to help in the fight against climate change across the borough by schools, businesses and residents.

As part of the launch of the campaign a website has been created which offers information on projects, tips for residents and businesses and the Council’s key climate policies.

The campaign has been launched after the Council was ranked as one of the top performing UK local authorities when it comes to having a strong and robust climate action plan in place.

Solihull Council say to the logo will become a frequent part of the Council’s corporate communications and has been placed on the new waste disposal lorries.

Councillor Ian Courts, leader of Solihull Council said: “Our vision for the future of Solihull is to make sure we are one of the most sustainable, prosperous and inclusive regions in the country, helping to lead the fight against climate change.

“Our view is that pursuing net zero targets creates huge opportunity for financial well-being, rather than pitting environmental protection against economic growth.

“With the cost of living increasing, investing in renewable technologies and energy self-sufficiency has the potential to save us all money in the long term.

“It’s an exciting time for climate action in Solihull, and there is so much good already taking place.

“However, in order to reach our ambitious target of becoming a net zero emission borough by 2041 we need your help.

“Together, we all need to adapt our lifestyles and behaviours wherever possible to live more sustainably, if we are to achieve our vision.”

Councillor Andy Mackiewicz, cabinet portfolio holder for Climate Change, Planning and Housing said: “With Solihull at the forefront of the low-carbon transition and a key part of the wider ‘Green Industrial Revolution’ taking place in the West Midlands, we’ve got to capitalise on our position and deliver benefits for everyone.

“Minimising our reliance on fossil fuels and reducing energy bills through retrofitting homes demonstrates our commitment to tackling the cost of living crisis that is affecting so many people.”

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