Budding environmentalists take part in South Staffordshire youth climate event

Released on 31 May 2022

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Pupils from Glenthorne Community Primary School at the event

The next generation of environmentalists were bursting with ideas of how to preserve their planet when they joined a climate change committee at South Staffordshire Council.

More than 30 school children from across the district took part in the Youth Climate Committee – the first of its kind for the council – at the award-winning Codsall Community Hub on Wednesday, May 25.

The primary and secondary school youngsters took part in a lively debate, discussing how we can all work together to mitigate the effects of climate change.

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Members of the Eco Committee from Lane Green First School present

Council officers and local volunteers told the pupils of the importance of local action and each of the children committed to a 'climate pledge': one simple thing that they can do at home to help the local environment.

Ideas from the youngsters included creating more electric vehicle charging points across the district, planting more trees, and improving opportunities for cycling and walking.

Birmingham-based comic strip artist Laura Howell was also on-hand at the event to capture and illustrate the children's ideas.

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Children from St Nicholas CE First School show their climate pledges

Councillor Len Bates BEM, Cabinet Member for Community Services at South Staffordshire Council, who hosted the proceedings, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed this event, and it is refreshing to see the interest that the children have in climate change and the environment. 

“Through the council's climate change strategy, we are committed to engaging with our residents and partners to promote what collective action we can all take."


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For further details contact
South Staffordshire District Council
Council Offices,
Wolverhampton Road,
Codsall,
South Staffordshire,
WV8 1PX

Tel: 01902 696000

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