An East Lancashire borough council has launched its climate action website as part of Global Recycling Day.

Burnley Council launched the site on Monday (March 18) to highlight the actions it has taken to reduce its carbon footprint since announcing a climate emergency in 2019.

The Our Journey to Net Zero site also gives advice to residents on how they can save money and protect their local environment by making a few simple changes.

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It comes shortly after the council became only the fifth authority in the UK, and the first in Lancashire, to achieve a silver award status with the Carbon Literacy Project.

Last week, the council’s executive approved a strategy which outlines its commitment to tackling the climate emergency, reducing its carbon emissions, improving the quality of life for its residents, protecting the environment, and encouraging nature recovery.

It sets out a potential timeline for climate actions to guide the council’s work in reaching net zero by 2050 at the latest.

Cllr Scott Cunliffe, the council’s executive member for sustainable development and growth, said: “Talking about climate change on a global scale can be daunting and difficult to take in.

“This work is about the impact we have on our borough’s environment, what the council is doing to minimise its carbon emissions, and how residents can make a positive difference by changing a few simple things in their day-to-day lives.

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“We’re not preaching; we’re not saying ‘this is what you should do’. All we’re doing is highlighting the fact that a few small changes all add up and will help make our borough cleaner, greener and healthier which is good for everyone, and for generations to come.

“The Climate Action web pages will be updated regularly and we hope they will become a useful source of information.

“They’re just part of a much wider commitment by Burnley Council to take climate action, reduce our carbon footprint and become a net zero borough by 2050.”