Thursday, 2 December 2010

Camden Council is hosting it's second Green Summit in Jan 2011

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Date:   2/12/10
After the success of the first green summit in July 2010, Camden Council is hosting a second event in January 2011. Residents, organisations and community groups are invited to the second Camden green summit to hear about the Council’s new draft plan for a greener, sustainable Camden (2011-2020).

Over 100 people came together to share ideas for a greener Camden at the first summit, and due to demand, places at the second event on 29 January 2011 can be booked from 1 December 2010.

The second event will also allow participants to contribute to the Camden transport strategy together with stalls providing information about Camden’s green services, and others run by groups and organisations including Fairtrade.

Attendees will be able to hear about the progress being made by the twenty seven community groups allocated funding from the Camden communities green fund.

The projects being delivered by the funded groups focus on:

- promotion of recycling and waste minimisation;
- tackling climate change by encouraging communities to reduce their carbon emissions;
- establishing food growing and gardening projects;
- encouraging more people to adopt green behaviours;
- delivering training and support for minority communities.
 
Councillor Angela Mason, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Sustainability, Camden Council, said:
“As a council, we recognise that we cannot tackle climate change alone. It is vital that we encourage local people and community groups to take action themselves and work together to share ideas and develop plans to deal with this challenge head on”. 
“Our first summit took place in the north of the borough at Parliament Hill School, and our second summit will be held in the south at Maria Fidelis School to give as many people as possible an opportunity to share their ideas for a greener Camden”.
“I would like to congratulate those groups that have been successful in their application for green funding. Their work will play a key role in our efforts to lower Camden’s carbon footprint.”
As the second summit could prove just as popular as the first, local community groups, organisations and residents are encouraged to book their place early at www.camden.gov.uk/greensummit or by calling 020 7974 6981.
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