Cheshire West Voluntary Action (CWVA) is running a Green Pledges campaign, in partnership with Chester Sustainability Forum, providing an opportunity for individuals and organisations to make personal pledges and support actions to tackle the Climate Emergency called by Cheshire West and Chester Council.

A Climate Emergency was declared in May 2019, with a plan for west Cheshire to become carbon neutral as a borough by 2045. The Green Pledges campaign has been set up so CWVA and its members in the community sector can play their part, encouraging individuals and organisations to change their behaviours and create a greener and cleaner environment for all.

More about the Climate Emergency

As part of the campaign, 10 green pledges are outlined, but it’s up to each individual or organisation which ones they’d like to commit to. It could be all of them, one of them or something new as there’s an opportunity to create your own pledges.

  • Flying – a commitment to reduce personal and business air flights
  • Car emissions – reduce personal or business mileage or change to electric vehicles
  • Consumption – proactively reduce consumption as an individual and/or organisation
  • Reuse and recycle – increase your reuse and recycling of resources
  • 100 per cent renewable energy – move towards using 100 per cent renewable energy sources
  • Fossil fuels and high-carbon sectors – a rapid transition to reduced investment in all fossil fuels and high-carbon sectors
  • Meat and dairy – reduce weekly meat and dairy consumption as an individual and/or organisation
  • Food waste – reduce your food waste
  • Protecting our trees – a commitment to planting and maintaining more trees
  • Plastic free – a commitment to reduced plastic use

Get involved and make personal pledges

Individuals and organisations are already starting to make their own personal pledges, support the campaign and have a positive impact on west Cheshire’s future. Individuals and organisations who sign up to the campaign will be featured to highlight the difference they’re making.

One of those organisations is Cheshire West and Chester Council, making ten pledges ahead of the COP26 event in October 2021.

More about the Council’s pledges

If you’d like to share a positive story as part of the Green Pledges campaign, please email: enquiries@chesterva.org.uk.

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