Inspiring others to combat climate change

Staff at Daventry District Council (DDC) are hoping their efforts to tackle climate change throughout this week will inspire others to do so too.

People across the district are being encouraged to join staff members in supporting a national initiative to take action on climate change.

Climate Week, which started on Monday and runs until Sunday, is a national campaign which aims to shine a light on the simple changes people can make to help protect our planet.

Thousands of businesses, charities, schools, councils and others have held events during Climate Week each March since 2011.

Activities planned at DDC include a recycling challenge for staff, planting at Daventry Country Park, rewards for anyone travelling to work using a green mode of transport, and a collection for the National Canal Flood Appeal to help make repairs to canals and rivers following the recent floods.

The council’s environment portfolio holder, Cllr Daniel Cribbin, said: “It is great to see staff getting behind this national campaign that aims to focus attention on the small changes we can all make to move towards a low-carbon society.

“It is an opportunity to share ideas with colleagues, friends and community groups, and for us all to get inspired and do our bit to combat climate change.”

For more information about what the council is doing to reduce carbon emissions in the district and how you can take action on climate change, visit