Sevenoaks Climate Action wants Unsung Heroes

Unsung Climate Heroes in Sevenoaks are to be recognised with a new award as Sevenoaks Climate Action Network (SCAN) wants to hear about anyone taking grassroots action to save the planet.

 

CommunityAd Exclusive - Sevenoaks Climate Action wants Unsung HeroesThe volunteer green group is asking for nominations across all fields related to cutting carbon emissions or environmental regeneration. This could include anything from helping toads cross the road and picking up litter to encouraging active travel or planting trees. Businesses which have gone the extra green mile to cut their carbon footprint or give back to the environment will also be considered for the award.

Winners will be invited to attend a special presentation by Mayor Claire Shea at the group’s Climate Fair on the Vine Gardens on Saturday May 4th. The event brings together charities, community groups and businesses to empower people to cut their carbon footprint. Free to enter, it includes stalls, workshops, entertainment, kids’ activities and food and drink.

Laura Clout, SCAN spokesperson said: “We want to shine a spotlight on the local climate heroes who are doing inspiring work in our communities. You might have a child who organises litter picks to help wildlife. Perhaps your granny gives away her home-grown veg or do you know a gardener who specialises in re-wilding? Anything goes – as long as it is aimed at tackling the climate emergency or mitigating ecological disaster. Even better if it brings local people together and creates community resilience.”

Entries should be emailed to [email protected] by the end of April, including the name, age, and story of nominees in no more than 500 words, with a photo.

Winners will be announced at the SCAN Climate Fair on Saturday May 4th on the Vine Gardens between 10:30am and 4pm.

 

Jo Winser

Sevenoaks Climate Action Network

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