People in Eastleigh Borough are being asked to make a difference in tackling the climate and environmental emergency.
Residents are being asked to pledge to make small lifestyle changes in order to reduce their carbon emissions and the impact daily living can have on the environment.
Leading climate scientists are clear – lifestyle changes can make a big difference and 'everyone is going to have to be involved’ if we are to secure a safe environment for future generations.
Around a third of the Borough’s carbon emissions come from the lifestyles of our residents. That means people can make a real difference by changing to the way they travel, the food they eat, the products they buy, the energy they use and how they support wildlife.
Making these changes will not only help the planet, but could also save residents money, for example by cutting their energy bills or avoiding unnecessary costs.
To stay within the targets set out in the Paris Climate Change Agreement, Eastleigh Borough has a carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions budget of 3.8 million tonnes (MtCO2) that it can use between 2020 to 2100. But if Eastleigh carries on releasing CO2 emissions at the levels it did in 2017, it will use the entire 80 year CO2 budget within just seven years.
Many people in the Borough are already making big changes and the Council will be sharing their stories to inspire others to do the same.