Climate change is one of the most important challenges we face. Often we think about this as a national or global challenge but it’s also one we must address locally as well. With this in mind, some key partners at Andover Vision like Andover Trees United, Andover Plastic Free and Transition Town Andover, came together to highlight this issue and call others to take action in our town.
And so, Andover’s Climate Day of Action was born. We know that many local people and organisations already do so much to fight climate change. The day provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate all these things whilst encouraging individuals, community groups, businesses and schools to make a pledge to go a step further and make a difference, however big or small, that will help tackle the climate emergency.
Here at Love Andover we have this year pledged to hold a monthly community litter pick . if you would like to be part of this please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your details .
On Friday 25 June. People across Andover will be marking the Climate Day of Action by taking part in activities, sharing their climate change hints and tips online and making a commitment to do things differently. Andover’s Climate Day of Action is going to be an exciting event with activities taking place across our town. We would like to share the activities taking place on the day and celebrate all of the brilliant things you are already doing to help the environment. Pease email us at email@example.com your events and activities with photos of what you are doing for this years Andover Climate day, which we will feature in the next edition of our free community newspaper, the Love Andover Observer.
What’s happening in Andover?
Visit Andover High street on Friday 25th June and chat to the people who will be in town talking about how they are helping and support our enviroment here in Andover. Andover Radio will be at at this event talking to some of the local people involved including Rooting for Andover,, Love and Joy Home, Andover Trees,, Test Valley Friends of the Earth and Andover Plastic Free. More details of this event can be found here
Winton Communty School have encouraged their students to take part in the Andover’s Day of Climate Change
Here are some examples of the pledges that have been made
Buy a tree and plant it in my garden
Turn off all the lights in my house and shut down appliances that don’t need to be on standby
Eat all my food and don’t throw any away
Buy only food with no extra wrappers
Boil the kettle with only the water I need
Make a compost bin for my garden
Here are some suggestions from Andover Baptist Church on what you can do.