The Climate Action Strathaven Manifesto, was developed in September 2020, and sets out our ambitions towards Strathaven becoming a leader in environmental sustainability.
The document will evolve and develop as circumstances change, projects get delivered, and our response to the climate crisis evolves.
We want to work together with individuals and community groups to deliver ambitious targets which better reflect the urgency of the climate emergency than those adopted by Governments. To these ends, we intend to work with a range of stakeholders to design and deliver:-
• Influence, through agreeing specific requests and expectations of politicians at both local and national level to promote, in the short term, a green recovery from the disruption of coronavirus and, in the longer term, more ambitious progress against environmental damage;
• Local Action, including finding ways to access resources to improve the energy efficiency of local housing, supporting local businesses based on the principles of a circular economy and encouraging local initiatives, including reducing and recycling waste;
• Sustainable Travel and Transport, through finding ways to make safer walking and cycling options easier than using cars and better public transport for commuting to school and work; we will also explore the development of a Strathaven Car Club to address the proliferation of cars and offer better and cheaper options for getting around.