Bury Climate Action group is calling for residents to join them in demanding a green and fair recovery plan for the borough following the coronavirus pandemic.
This autumn the UK government will publish the Comprehensive Spending Review detailing the sectors and areas where they aim to spend money and climate action groups across the country are demanding a recovery plan that changes everyone’s lives for the better, leaving no-one behind.
Member of Bury Climate Action Lesley Downing said: “The coronavirus pandemic has thrown our world upside down. As we look to recovery, we have a rare opportunity to rebuild our systems to better serve people and the planet.
“This is a crucial opportunity to implement a green and fair recovery. We need to tell the government how we want our money to be spent – we need to invest in green industries and green projects.
“We will be engaging with MPs to make sure Bury residents have their say and re-engaging with Bury Council on their climate action pledges with a clear message to all: to prioritise a green recovery that has social justice at its heart, with no locations, sectors, or parts of the population left behind.”
The action group has set out a plan to work with Bury residents to help them have their say. This includes: completing a survey on what a green and fair recovery looks like to them, by downloading a signpost template to engage with young people, joining the conversation on their facebook page and twitter feed, printing out a poster for local shops to display in their window and thinking of three people who might not be very active in the climate movement and asking them to sign up to the Bury Action Group newsletter.