The Town Council has made the following pledge with Investors in the Environment to support the Climate Emergency declared for County Durham.
“Bishop Auckland Town Council endorses the climate emergency declared for County Durham and adopts the target of being 60% carbon neutral by 2030 and will investigate what further actions the Town Council can adopt to help make the County carbon neutral by 2050”
We will help tackle climate change by:
1. Reducing our own environmental Impact.
2. Working towards accreditation with Investors in the Environment.
3. Raising the profile of climate change locally and highlight positive activity taking place.
4. Encouraging others (individuals and businesses) to make positive changes.
The Town Council has made decisions recently to minimise its carbon footprint, such as installing low energy LED lights at the skatepark in the Town Rec, ensuring that the lights operate only in hours of darkness and turn off at 8.00 pm. We have also made arrangements to replace windows with double glazing in our new office premises.
Further information about climate change in County Durham can be found on the Durham County Council website.