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Rushen Parish Commissioners opt to join Climate Change Coalition

Sun, 07 Apr 2019

Rushen Parish Commissioners have chosen to add their support to an environmental lobby calling for ‘drastic climate action’.

The local authority has voted to join the Climate Change Coalition, after it was proposed by chairman David Radcliffe.

Commissioners were keen to assist the coalition in achieving its aims which include investment in renewable energy, reduction in emissions, and to ‘keep sustainability promises’ to UNESCO.

Rushen Parish has embarked on two initiatives in recent months, including conversion of street lights to low-energy LEDS, and to work with the Department of Environment Food and Agriculture to plant several thousands trees in the parish.

Alice Quayle, a representative of the Climate Change Coalition, says the lobby wholeheartedly welcomes local authorities getting involved.

She’s recently returned from a climate emergency conference held by Lancaster City Council, where local authorities from across the UK shared ideas on tackling the issues.

Rushen chairman David Radcliffe told Local Democracy Reporter Ewan Gawne the climate issue was bigger than just the parish:


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