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Are cuts killing the Green Agenda in Local Government?

Took part in a Guardian online debate today on the impact that the cuts were having on the Green agenda in local government.

A point I made that sparked a bit of debate was about how you generate behavioural change amongst the public, the example I gave is pasted below:

Engage communities by appealing to what matters to them: Solar panel work in Birmingham provides residents with free electricity from the panels. This has resulted in people changing the time of day when they have showers and do their washing, to daylight hours. This is because they save money on electricity. Something as simple as fitting meters in homes has challenged community thinking and generated behavioural change that creates a sustainability benefit.

In APSE we recognise this is a key element of tackling climate change, if energy efficiency or renewable schemes are implemented without the public's involvement then we haven't really tackled the root cause of the problem.

Promoting excellence in public services

APSE (Association for Public Service Excellence) is a not for profit local government body working with over 300 councils throughout the UK. Promoting excellence in public services, APSE is the foremost specialist in local authority frontline services, hosting a network for frontline service providers in areas such as waste and refuse collection, parks and environmental services, cemeteries and crematorium, environmental health, leisure, school meals, cleaning, housing and building maintenance.

           

 

          

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