CLIMATE EMERGENCY ACTION WILL REQUIRE:

  • Our homes and businesses to be dramatically more energy-efficient, with carbon-free heating sources.
  • 100% clean electricity grid energy and more renewable energy generation within the Holme Valley.
  • Ending our reliance on fossil-fuelled personal cars, vans and goods vehicles, with more shared transport and fewer journeys.
  • Healthier lifestyles based on locally grown food, less red meat, more walking & cycling and a sustainable local farming economy
  • Significant planting of woodland, restoration of our peatlands, preservation of green spaces and the maintenance of biodiversity in our flora and fauna.
  • Working together as community residents, businesses, community organisations and all levels of government to respond to the Climate Emergency.

OUR 8 POINT ACTION PLAN FOLLOWS

Holme Valley Parish Council will work with other councils and organisations to show what is possible at the local level. Some of the largest changes, such as decarbonising our domestic energy and transport sectors by moving to 100% clean energy generation and leaving fossil fuels in the ground, will require concerted action at all levels of government, both local and national. We will build support for this action in our local area and work with community groups and Kirklees Council to advocate for change at higher levels of government. We will build support for this action in our local area and work with community groups and Kirklees Council to advocate for change at higher levels of government.

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