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Could you do "One Green Thing"?

Councillor Tony Miller and volunteer Rob Whitehouse with pupils from Franche Primary school wave their pledge cards in the air
Left to Right - Erin, Councillor Tony Miller, Cameron, Nathan, Rob Whitehouse, Lydia, Alice
Published Thursday, 11th July 2019

Being more environmentally friendly can sometimes feel overwhelming.

Worcestershire County Council is encouraging people in the county to think about what they can do to cut their waste, even if it is just one thing.

Residents are being asked to just focus on one change; it could be as simple as buying a compost bin, promising to cut down on food waste or recycling more. 

One Green Thing pledge cards can be filled in at events or you can get an online pledge card on the Lets Waste Less website.

Councillor Tony Miller, Cabinet member for Environment and Rob Whitehouse a Let’s Waste Less volunteer visited Franche Community Primary School to speak to pupils about things they can do to help the environment.

Councillor Tony Miller, cabinet member with responsibility for the environment at Worcestershire County Council said, “I was thrilled to be able to spend time with Franche Primary School hearing the One Green Thing pledges they are making. The pressure to be greener and waste less can become quite overwhelming, but if we all made one small change it can make a big impact.

“Your one green thing pledge can be as simple as ensuring you always have a reusable shopping bag ”

Pupils at Franche have the opportunity to become Eco-councillors, promoting environmentally friendly ideas to their peers. The eco-councillors all shared their pledges with Councillor Miller.

Alice, 7, an Eco-councillor at Franche Community Primary School said: “My one green thing is to plant more flowers and tress to help birds, bees and the environment.”

For more information on where you can sign up to pledge to reduce your waste further please visit the Let's Waste Less website.

One Green Thing pledge cards will also be available from Let’s Waste Less volunteers at the following events:

  • Warndon Villages Events (Worcester) Sunday 14 July
  • Lickhill Playday (Stourport) Wednesday 7 August
  • Morton Stanley Festival (Redditch) 17 & 18 August
  • Pershore Plum Festival 26 August
  • Kidderminster Greener Living Fair 5 October