East Renfrewshire Council launched their ‘Think Green’ campaign on the 1st September 2015, encouraging their residents to join them in promoting sustainability and taking action on environmental issues.

Chief executive Lorraine McMillan and council leader Jim Fletcher have both signed up to Think Green, pledging their support for the council's climate change declaration, energy management policy statement and environmental sustainability policy statement.

East Renfrewshire Council Leader Jim Fletcher says

Think Green is designed to help improve upon our current duties as a council, which include promoting recycling and waste reduction; improving energy efficiency in council buildings and housing; addressing fuel poverty and helping local people reduce their energy consumption; encouraging sustainable transport; and promoting and encouraging healthy activities and lifestyles across East Renfrewshire.

We have a responsibility to balance social, economic, and environmental objectives and to ensure the wellbeing and sustainability of future generations.

We are always looking for ways to make going green, and being more sustainable, fun and engaging for staff and local people alike.

We'd love you to share your ideas for going green - we are encouraging individuals, communities, groups, and schools to share your bright ideas, or even to share 'a selfie' of yourself undertaking your idea.

We're leading the way with a number of initiatives, such as the electric car charging points established across the district, and installing recycling bins alongside many of our street refuse bins.”

For more information, see East Renfrewshire’s Think Green section of their website -http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/thinkgreen

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