Carnforth Town Council is delighted to be officially supporting the Great Big Green Week from 24th September – 2nd October. This is a national celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.
The full programme for the week is being put together but already guaranteed is the Carnforth Great Big Green Day on Saturday 24th September at Crag Bank Village Hall from 10am. This will be a celebration of what action the Carnforth community is taking to protect our planet and our parks and green spaces.
You will hear how the Carnforth Neighbourhood Plan, now in its final stages and one of the first in the country to be carbon neutral, focuses on improving air quality and traffic control, protecting our environment and promoting sustainable, affordable and self-sufficient housing.
You can find out about the electric car sharing scheme – jointly developed by Lancashire County, Lancaster City and Carnforth Town Council’s that will be launched soon and the children (and their adults) will get the opportunity to look at a range of electric vehicles including the World’s first all-electric Refuse Collection Vehicle!
There will be also be an opportunity to hear what volunteer and community groups are doing to enhance our local environment and how you can get involved.
That afternoon, from 2pm to 4pm there will be a River Walk from Mill Lane (LA2 6ND) that will include fish counting and health checks, an explanation of the solar and hydro micro gris and a woodland walk return.
On Thursday 29th September, Carnforth Town Council will be hosting the Carnforth Great Big Clean-Up, including litter picking and weed clearance. We are encouraging as many people as possible to join us at the War Memorial Gardens, Market Street at 10am to spend a couple of hours on what we hope will be our biggest clean up yet! Everyone taking part will be awarded with a drink and a piece of cake!
Carnforth Town Council would also like to hear from anyone who can pledge a ‘random act of greenness’ to reduce their impact on the environment either as a one-off during the Great Big Green Week, or as part of a permanent lifestyle change.
Councillor Malcolm Watkins, who is leading the project said ‘The Great Big Green Week is an opportunity to show our local and national leaders that we care about the environment and tackling climate change. For the next generation to have the future we want and they deserve, we have a duty to tackle the climate crisis and protect nature today. This week of events will celebrate how the Carnforth community is working together to create meaningful change.
For more information, please visit the Carnforth Town Council website, Facebook or Twitter pages. Please email Leah: firstname.lastname@example.org with your ‘greenness’ pledge and we will profile these in a future edition of the bi-monthly Carnforth Express.