Perth and Kinross Council are looking to for answers from the public which will help inform their new Draft Climate Change Strategy.
The council are approaching this in two ways, first by putting respondents to their climate survey into a prize draw of £1,000 to individuals and community groups, or £500 to schools.
David Littlejohn, Head of Planning and Development, said, “We want to know what more we can do – for example, to encourage sustainable travel should we make walking routes safer, improve real-time bus information, or incentivise active travel with a points reward system for local shops?”
Winners of the £1,000 can contribute the money towards things which improve the environment, such as insulation and tree planting, environmentally friendly devices or active travel.
As well as looking for responses and offering a reward, the council will be holding climate cafes virtually where they will be sharing the draft of Climate Change Strategy.
Here, in these meetings Highland Perthshire residents can help influence and inform the draft strategy as it develops.
Over the month, a series of consolations will take place, starting with Energy & Buildings on the 14 October, followed by Land use on 19 of the month, then Transport on 28 October and finally Business & Industry to end the month on October 30.
Mr Littlejohn added: “How can people in Perth and Kinross help? You have already reduced your general waste by 45% over the last 10 years. What are your ideas for how we can get even better at recycling and reusing, to meet tough targets for waste reduction in the future?
“And how can we work together? For example, how can we help more people reduce their fuel use and bills while keeping their homes warm?
“’Environment’ is one of the key elements of the PK Offer because we know it is important to so many people. How we tackle climate change will have an effect on the way we live, travel, work and play, so it’s vital that we get it right. Please fill in the survey and come along to a virtual event so that we can learn from your experiences and help to keep Perth and Kinross a beautiful, sustainable place.”
A link to more information can be followed here: https://consult.pkc.gov.uk/housing-environment/climate-emergency_phase1/