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Be climate ready in Bury during national Climate Week

Press Release   •   Feb 25, 2013 13:39 GMT

The biggest campaign of its kind in Britain, the week is a showcase of how people and organisations from all backgrounds can come up with practical ways of creating a more sustainable future.

Bury Council will have a stall in the town’s Mill Gate centre on Wednesday 6 March (Union Street). Staff will be on hand to share information and handy tips for staying warm at home, reducing energy bills, recycling, reusing items at home, and lots more on how to live a more sustainable life while saving money.

Councillor Gill Campbell, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and regeneration, said: “You only have to look at Britain’s weather in the last year to see how unpredictable the weather can be, and more extreme weather is likely to become more common.

“Cutting carbon is essential to help us limit the severity of climate change.  But we also need to adapt to the changes we are locked into. By preparing for climate risks, you can ensure you are prepared and better able to cope.

“Adapting to climate change and reducing our carbon footprint can involve simple steps like saving water, switching to green energy, recycling more, using the car less, investing in renewable technology like solar panels and preparing for floods and droughts by protecting your home and business.”

Businesses, schools, voluntary groups and residents alike are being urged to get involved in Climate Week: visit http://www.climateweek.com/run-an-event/event-ideas/ or www.climateweek.com

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Picture opportunity: Climate Week event:  From 10:45 am, Wednesday 6 March, Union Street, Mill Gate centre Bury:

Children from Chesham CP School will be visiting the council’s information stand and will be available for photos at 10:45am – they have been working on sustainability and reducing their carbon footprint.

Also present will be the Deputy Mayor and Mayoress from 11am and they will be available for photos..

For further information please contact Peter Doherty or Katy Quinn in the council press office on 0161 253 6096 or 5007. Alternatively please email communications@bury.gov.uk