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Residents in Wyre Forest are being urged to calculate their carbon footprint as part of this year’s campaign to mark World Environment Day.

World Environment Day takes place on Sunday 5 June and members of Wyre Forest District Council’s sustainability team are hoping at least 100 local people will complete the short online survey to see just how green they are.

They hope residents will email their results – which will remain anonymous – to give a baseline result for the district.

The theme of this year’s World Environment Day is : Join the race to make the world a better place.World Environment Day Nslotj

Wyre Forest District Council supports a range of schemes to help residents live more environmentally-friendly lifestyles.

Its sustainability team organises regular Greener Living roadshows and works with Transition Kidderminster and Bewdley to encourage the general public to consider living more sustainably by conserving energy, growing your own fruit and vegetables, purchasing locally, cycling and walking, recycling, reusing or using electric vehicles.

Councillor Sally Chambers, cabinet member for health, well-being and housing, said: “I hope as many people as possible take five minutes out of their busy schedules to work out their score.

“I’m looking forward to completing the survey myself and seeing if there are any simple things I can do to reduce my carbon footprint. It’s not about making radical changes but looking for small steps such as composting,  recycling batteries or maybe taking advantage of the newly established Repair Cafe in Bewdley, to help offset damage to the environment.”

Anyone wishing to share their score can email it to elaine.halford-bishop@wyreforestdc.gov.uk


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