5th June -It’s World Environment Day
Environment Leeds are marking United Nations World Environment Day on 5th June by encouraging people, organisations and businesses in Leeds to “Kick the Carbon Habit” and make a pledge to reduce their own carbon emissions. You can take your personal pledge on this website today. If you take the pledge at a Leeds Library from 5th June to 20th June 2008 you will be entered into a prize draw to win a Carbon Reduction Kit.
The draw prize has been funded by Europe Direct Leeds and will enable the winner to take positive action to fulfil their pledge to reduce their own CO2 emissions. Libraries will also have information available on how to travel lightly by leaving your car at home.
The council is working to reduce the travel impact of its own staff and is holding it’s own Sustainable Travel Options roadshow in the Carriageworks theatre. Staff are being encouraged to drop in to the theatre where they will be given advice and information on walking, cycling, public transport, carsharing, Leeds car club, WhizzGo, and Flexible Working Options and the associated benefits, for the journey to work, and business travel.
Environment Leeds newsletter which is available from libraries and other public council buildings and will be distributed on 5th June also carries sustainable travel information for the general public.
Contact Europe Direct on 0113 247 8282, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Central Library to obtain more information on EU activity on climate change.