Lichfield residents have been finding out how to help tackle climate change at an event in the city.
The Go Green conference, organised by Lichfield District Council, focused on how to reduce the area’s carbon footprint.
More than one hundred people came to the free event at the Lichfield Garrick on Saturday (January 30), to find out more about making the district greener.
Councillor David Smith, Leader of Lichfield District Council, said:
“We’re delighted the conference has proved popular with local people, and places booked up so quickly. This shows that, as a community, we are ready to act on climate change. The day was extremely interesting, and we heard from experts who presented simple ways that we can cut our emissions, and tackle the district’s carbon footprint.”
Guest speakers at the Go Green conference included The University of Birmingham’s Dr Mark Gaterell, Corinne Le Quéré – Professor of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia and researcher at the British Antarctic Survey, Richard Davies from Marches Energy Agency, Malcolm Harbour MEP and Michael Fabricant MP.
Cllr Smith added:
“We hope the conference has inspired people to get involved in local climate change groups, such as Whittington and Fisherwick Environment Group or Low Carbon Lichfield. However, if you couldn’t make it to the conference, but are interested in become a Climate Change Champion, by joining a local action group, or setting one up in your area, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/gogreen or call the council on 01543 687545.”
The Go Green conference was organised by Lichfield District Council, in partnership with Low Carbon Lichfield, Whittington and Fisherwick Environment Group, Midlands Co-operative, M6 Toll and Fairtrade.