The Great Big Green Week takes place between 18 – 26 September 2021. Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) is supporting the initiative and encouraging local businesses and residents to join in.
The Great Big Green Week is the largest event for climate and nature ever seen in the UK, with thousands of initiatives celebrating community efforts to tackle climate change.
MVDC is encouraging residents and businesses to make a pledge to do more for the environment . The pledge can be found on the MVDC website.
MVDC’s website already hosts a range of Climate Change and Sustainability pages with information about what people can do to reduce their carbon impact, where they can find out more and details about how Mole Valley District Council itself has started its journey to becoming carbon neutral by 2030.
MVDC has also facilitated the opening of a Mole Valley Climate Hub in the Swan Centre in Leatherhead, during September and October. The hub, which is operated by local volunteers, aims to engage a wider audience by hosting a range of educational events promoting the benefits of living a lower carbon lifestyle. There has already been a positive reaction since it opened and has provided an opportunity for many local people to understand more about what they can do to have a positive impact on the environment.
Cabinet Member for the Environment, Councillor Claire Malcomson, said, “I’m really pleased to be supporting the Great Big Green Week. If we all make our own pledges and make even small and simple changes to our own lives, we can have a massive impact on the environment. We all need to take our own personal decisions about what we can do to have a positive impact on our environment. A suggestion is to join in with our Mole Valley Lottery and choose to support our Environment Fund, or have a look at our Mole Valley Go Green pages for ideas. ”