Festival to inspire a ‘greener’ borough

Friday, 15th October

Cllr Rowena Champion

Cllr Rowena Champion

A FESTIVAL tackling the climate emergency has just released its programme.

“Islington Together: Let’s talk about a greener future”, organised by the council, will start on Monday and run for two weeks.

Featuring a range of free activities and events, the festival hopes to inspire residents to help tackle the climate crisis.

The council hopes the borough – which produces around 679,600 tonnes of CO2 a year – will achieve net zero carbon status by 2030.

Organised in the run-up to the COP26 conference, Islington Together will encourage residents to reflect on the funding, powers and legislation needed to combat climate change.

The festival line-up includes a series of talks, guided walks, online tours and food-growing events.

Town Hall environment chief Councillor Rowena Champion said: “The climate emergency is a very real, very pressing issue, and it’s clear that we must all take urgent action to protect our planet before it’s too late.”

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