What are you doing this GreenTember?

What pledges you will you and your family make

What pledges you will you and your family make - Credit: Selaine Saxby MP

Selaine Saxby MP is encouraging local residents to get involved with GreenTember, and pick three personal pledges during the month to help us all be a little greener. 

Selaine herself is hosting the CPRE “Hedge fund: investing in hedgerows for climate, nature and the economy” on the first day back at Westminster on Monday, September 6, with keynote speaker, Environment Secretary George Eustice. 

Selaine has become a Hedgerow Champion and lesson plans will shortly be available to schools on how they can get involved with increasing our beautiful North Devon hedgerows. 

Selaine is also hosting the free, virtual North Devon Climate Summit which has an exciting array of speakers including Lord Deben, Chair of the Climate Change Committee; Katharine Fletcher MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, President of COP26; and a particularly exciting session on Blue Carbon – which if you don’t know what it is all about – please come along and find out more. 

The event is completely free to attend, and you can dip in and out of the sessions on ‘The road to COP26 and where to next’, ‘The role of education”, and “Blue Carbon’. The event runs from 10am-1pm on Saturday, September 18, and you can register online at: https://north-devon-climate-summit.eventbrite.co.uk 

A summary of key issues raised at the event will be sent to the President of COP 26 ahead of the main conference in November. This is a unique opportunity to ensure North Devon’s voice is heard in the environmental space on the road to net zero. 

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Selaine Saxby, MP for North Devon, said: “I hope that residents, businesses and schools will join my North Devon Climate Summit and contribute to the debate and ensure their voices are heard this GreenTember. 

“I also hope that families will take this opportunity to make some greener choices as we can all make a difference, however small, and we need to start taking steps to mitigate the impacts of climate change sooner rather than later.”

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