Council launches website to communicate and inspire climate change action

Southend-on-Sea City Council has launched a new website to communicate and inspire climate change action.

Southend Climate Action Logo

The website, www.southendclimateaction.co.uk, covers everything the council is doing to tackle climate change in Southend-on-Sea, and how residents and businesses can play their part to reduce carbon emissions and help save the planet. The website will be updated regularly with the latest council news, resources, and initiatives related to climate change action.

The website supports the council’s ambitious target of reaching net zero carbon emission by 2030 and to embrace the challenges of the Climate Emergency Declaration made in 2019.

Important information about the help available to pay energy bills this winter can also be found on the website. This includes the Warm House Discount, Winter Fuel Payment and Sustainable Warmth which offers grants to residents to make their homes warmer. There are also plenty of hints and tips for how residents and businesses can reduce their carbon footprint, improve waste and recycling, and reduce water usage.

Cllr Carole Mulroney, cabinet member for environment, culture and tourism, said: “The website acts as a focal point for residents, business and partners to find out more about climate change and what steps they can take to help the City of Southend reach net zero carbon emissions by 2030. To achieve this, everybody will have a role to play.

“I also urge everyone to visit the website to check their eligibility for the various national and local benefits and grants that are available, because they can make a real difference in reducing your fuel bills and ensuring your home is warm during the winter months.”

Jo Gay, head of climate change at the council, added: “We know that the largest sources of carbon emissions in Southend are residential energy, commercial energy and road transport. It is essential as individuals and as organisations to understand how our activities contribute to city-wide emissions and, with the help of our new website, we are better able to communicate with our communities and stakeholders to reduce them.”

Visit the Southend Climate Action website at: www.southendclimateaction.co.uk

If you have enquiries or ideas you want to share please email: Climatechange@southend.gov.uk

Published: 28th September 2022

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