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Council invites everyone to reduce waste and drive biodiversity

Congleton Town Council is encouraging residents and businesses to help drive biodiversity and reduce waste and carbon emissions as part of its ‘Congleton Green’ campaign.

Each month for the rest of 2022 the Council is asking everyone to join in with a ‘selfie video’ campaign. Everyone (residents and businesses) is invited to create a 20-second video (filmed on a phone is fine) showing what they are doing on the topic of the month.

For April the campaign is ‘Stop Food Waste Day’ on the 27th of the month, and for May the topic is ‘No Mow May’.

Video’s can be shared any time during the month, on social media such as Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn with a short description and the relevant campaign hashtag plus #CongletonGreen.

In April make a video showing what you are doing about food waste and share with the hashtags #CongletonGreen #LoveFoodHateWaste and #StopFoodWasteDay (on 27th).

In May, you are invited to share a video showing the impact of not mowing the lawn with the hashtags #NoMowMay and #CongletonGreen.

Cllr Margaret Gartside, Chair of the Council’s Green Working Group, said: “We would like to reach out to the people and businesses of Congleton to work together with us on biodiversity and the climate emergency.  No-one has the answer, but together we can all be part of the solution.

Please share your short videos and the Town Council will re-share them and make a montage of some of them as a celebration at the end of each month. Many thanks to all those who take part.”

Future months will have their own themes, for example:

  • June – Cycling and Walking
  • July – Going Plastic Free
  • August – Keeping it Local

More information will be communicated as the year progresses. Follow Congleton Town Council on Facebook and Twitter to keep up-to-date with each of the themes and hashtags.

To help householders and businesses plan for their own carbon neutral and biodiversity programme, the Council is also creating a new Green Resources Centre on its website.

The Sustainable Living in Congleton (SLIC) e-Learning course is available for everyone free of charge on the Town Council’s website at https://learn.congleton-tc.gov.uk/