The City of York has ambitious targets to reduce carbon emissions by 40 per cent by 2020.
To reduce the city’s carbon emissions we need everyone to help.
In partnership with York Environment Forum, the council is launching a campaign called ENGAGEd! which aims to encourage businesses and residents to understand the implications of a changing climate and take action by building a sustainable energy future for York.
The campaign will create tailor-made posters of residents and businesses in the city taking real actions, and hopes to encourage others to engage.
Help us celebrate the launch of York Is ENGAGEd! on Tuesday, September 25 between 5pm and 9pm at the York Food and Drink Festival’s Fountain Marquee, Parliament Street, York.
Come along for free live music and to find out more about the campaign. You can also star in some of the first posters for the campaign.
There are many ways we can all help to tackle climate change. The list is endless but here are six ideas.
1. Use less energy (for example install energy efficient light bulbs)
2. Make your home well insulated (for more information or to see if you can receive free insulation, call Yorkshire Energy Partnership on 01904 55 44 06 quoting ‘Wrapping up York’)
3. Generate your own power using solar energy (for impartial advice on what may be suitable for your home call Yorkshire Energy Partnership on 01904 55 44 06)
4. Give up driving distances less than 3 miles
5. Walk or cycle to work
6. Reduce the food you waste
- Jacqui Warren is Sustainability Officer at City of York Council
- To find out more check out the York Environment Forum website or go to its Facebook page