Staff at Lambeth Council are organising a Climate Change Forum to find ways for staff to help make the council climate neutral by 2030.
Lambeth Council has declared a climate emergency. A group of staff have responded to this and have set up a Climate Change Forum. This forum meets every 3 to 4 weeks, generally on a Wednesday at lunchtime. The aim of the group is to see what we can do as individuals and within our roles as council officers to reduce our impact on the environment. It is a diverse group with members from highways, regeneration, children’s services, corporate services, communications and IT. Through the group we provide support to colleagues while also looking at how we can drive forward change within the council through our roles.
So far the group has looked at; how carbon can be accounted for as a council, twinning with an island which will disappear if we go over 1.5degrees of warming, changing the search engine in the council to Ecosia which plants trees with the profits, waste in the council and divestment.
We meet over our lunch hour and everyone brings their lunch to eat, so it is very relaxed. All are welcome and we are keen to get as many people on board as possible. So if you have an idea to help mitigate or prevent climate change, please come along we would love to hear from you. If you want to find out more you can get in touch with us on Yammer.
The next meeting is on 4th September 1pm in room CC04-07