Council gets behind Climate Week

 28 September 2018  |  


staff get the recycling message

staff get the recycling message

South Ayrshire Council is celebrating Climate Week, engaging with staff on topics such as single use plastics, active travel, fairtrade and much more.

Running from 1-5 of October, Climate Week is a chance for us all to reflect on the good work taking place to ensure South Ayrshire continues its journey toward a low carbon society.

The Council is doing its bit with a series of information stalls hosted in County Buildings, Ayr. The stalls will provide staff with advice on energy efficiency, sustainable ways of working and changes they can make at home to reduce their carbon footprint.

The Council's Green Champions are members of staff who promote sustainability within the organisation. They are holding their annual conference which brings people together to share best practice. One of the key items on the agenda this year is the Council's pledge to remove all single use plastics from operations within the next four years

As well as Council staff, a key priority is to instil sustainable values in our children and young people. In secondary schools, we have the Provost's School Footprint Challenge and Energy Agency lessons in primary schools are ensuring the next generation are committed to tackling climate change too.

Councillor Ian Cochrane, Sustainability and the Environment Portfolio Holder for South Ayrshire Council said: "There's always more we can do, but we're continuing to reduce the Council's impact on the environment. Ensuring staff are aware of their responsibilities is pivotal as is our commitment to stopping single use plastics."