Greener Footprints is a new county-wide campaign to encourage those living, working and running businesses in Herefordshire to be part of a game-changing “movement of positive action” to tackle climate change and protect the county’s rich nature and wildlife. Created and spearheaded by the county’s Climate and Nature Partnership, an initiative made up of local people and supported by Herefordshire Council, the campaign will play a central role in the Herefordshire Climate and Nature Plan which has been created to achieve the county’s ambition to become carbon net zero by 2030 and ensure its natural wildlife flourishes. The Plan focusses on six key areas, namely sustainable transport, energy, housing and buildings, waste management, land use and farming, and food consumption.
To kickstart Greener Footprints Herefordshire, the campaign website has published top tips, ‘Twenty-two ways for 2022 to care for the environment and nature across Herefordshire’
Anyone across the county can get involved in the campaign, from individuals and communities to businesses and other organisations such as schools, colleges and hospitals. Simply click here to go to the pledge page, sign up, get started and share the actions you take and inspire others to do the same. You can also download a suite of digital and print out materials to help your participation in the initiative and encourage others to do so. There is also the opportuntiy to give feedback on your progress, helping to inspire the county to take action.
Jackie Jones, Co-Chair of Herefordshire Green Network (HGN), said: “Businesses, farms, schools, households – there’s so much scope for making changes that cut emissions and support nature once you decide what to focus on. That’s why making a commitment to do something specific is so useful. HGN is looking forward to working with and supporting Greener Footprints”
Together we can make a real difference and create the county we want in the future.