Climate change top of the agenda for council
Archived news: published on Tuesday 05 Mar 2013 by Fife Council
Cllr Alex Rowley with members of the Eco Committee at Dunfermline High
Fife Council is making sure that climate change is top of the agenda this week.
The annual Climate Change week begins on 4 until 10 March and the council is getting involved in a range of different ways.
Staff who are interested in finding out the part they can play in making a difference were invited along to a special workshop on climate change on 4 March. Then on Tuesday 5 March the Council’s Executive Committee agreed to sign the Climate Change Declaration.
Council Leader, Councillor Alex Rowley visited Dunfermline High School today and commented: "Fife Council's Administration is pleased to sign Scotland's Climate Change Declaration and we welcome and acknowledge its commitments. The good practice that Fife Council and the Fife Community have developed to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions is ongoing.
“To sign the declaration in Dunfermline High School, one of many eco schools across Fife is of great significance as these pupils are Fife's future to a more sustainable society."
Although this week climate change gets a higher profile nationally, the council is working year round to find new ways of helping to tackle the problems, some examples of this are:
- reducing our buildings from 91 to 33;
- increasing the number of electric vehicles in our fleet; and
- training all our employees on reducing energy use and carbon emissions.
Fife Council takes climate change seriously and is committed to tackling it. We will continue working with our partners and the local communities to reduce our carbon emissions. Working together we can make a real difference for the future.
To find out more about getting involved in Climate Week go to www.climateweek.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 020 3397 2609. You can also find Climate Week on twitter @climate_week or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/climateweek.org
For more information contactCllr. Alex Rowley, Council Leader
Tel: 08451 55 55 55 + Ext 44 22 01 Contact Alex Rowley online
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Ian Gallacher, Development Officer
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