West Leeds residents have until Saturday 30th November to have their say in the Big Leeds Climate Conversation. Community reporter Keely Bannister explains how:
Earlier this year councillors representing wards across the city, including those throughout West Leeds, collectively voted to declare a citywide climate emergency. They agreed to work to make Leeds carbon neutral – the carbon created is offset elsewhere so the total net carbon the city produces is zero – by 2030.
To achieve this, councillors recognised that the people who live and work in Leeds would need to be onboard with the systemic changes that would be required to make this a reality.
For this reason it was decided to create a mass engagement campaign – titled The Big Leeds Climate Conversation – to connect with every community in Leeds so a citywide plan for tackling climate change could be developed.
So whether you want to see more cycle lanes to encourage active travel or you enjoy the current status quo where car is king, it’s important you have your say and make your voice heard.
The survey takes around 15 minutes to complete and is mainly made up of multiple choice questions gauging opinion on different issues such as ways to reduce our individual and collective carbon footprints.
Have your say in The Big Leeds Climate Conversation by following this link.