Our Climate Commitment
Tackling climate change at a local level
Our objective is to be Carbon Neutral by 2030 or sooner.
We understand that a local change can make a global difference. We are paying attention to global warming, wildlife extinction and pollution. Weston Town Council recognises the climate emergency as the defining issue of our times.
Also, we will investigate and challenge inaction by those in power. We will inform our community about threats to the environment based on scientific facts, not driven by commercial or political interests.
We will find the best methods by consulting experts on how we can do our part in these crises and we will educate our community.
We plan to plant at least 10,000 trees by 2023, has adopted the Tree Charter and is creating bee-friendly areas in all neighbourhoods. We are also researching ways to raise funds for making our buildings and vehicles as green as possible.
Town Council is committed to reducing the Town Council’s net carbon emissions to zero by 2030 and the Town Council have agreed:
- To review and update the Council’s 2005 Environment Policy
- To undertake ‘rewilding’ where appropriate on its land to support biodiversity
- To commission a professional Carbon Audit of all the Town Council’s services and activities
- To also commission a step by step ‘Road Map’ of how the council will move to net-zero by 2030
- To organise a public meeting led by Chris Sperring, naturalist and broadcaster
These are the first steps and we plan to do much more.
The idea of being carbon neutral is scary for many people as it involves significate change. However, a carbon-neutral town has benefits for everybody and we hope you can join us in our ambition.