The council is holding two virtual events next week to discuss its climate and environmental emergency action plan with residents.
It's been a very challenging time since we last met with residents at our Eastleigh Climate Champions event, held in the Point theatre last February. But that doesn’t mean we have all stopped working towards our important goal of bringing the Borough's carbon emissions to net zero by 2030.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we have still made important progress, including:
- Moving all council sites over to 100% renewable electricity
- Setting up a new tree nursery and planting a tree for every employee
- Changing our StreetScenes team's power tools from petrol to electric
- Purchasing two new electric vans and testing a new electric bin lorry
- Planning to install eight electric charging points in our car parks and carrying out a consultation on on-street electric charging points
- Piloting for fortnightly glass and battery recycling and food waste for flats
- Supporting the government Green Homes Grant
- Supporting Solar Together - a group solar panel buying scheme
- Developing new policies for development on Pollution, Biodiversity, Sustainable Transport and Trees
As well as an update from the Council, we want to hear from you too. What challenges do you have locally in making a difference and what help do you need to overcome them?
There will also be a Q&A session for you to put questions to the Climate and Environmental Emergency team but we ask, if possible, to email in your questions beforehand to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The events will be held via Zoom. Please click the links below to register for your preferred time slot: