Southampton City Council’s Labour leader hails the City’s Green Charter
The Labour Leader of Southampton City Council, Christopher Hammond in launching the Green City Charter says that the City Council is proud to be introducing some of the most ambitious measures ever adopted by a UK council to help improve air quality and avert a climate crisis.
He went on to say, “Through the Charter, I’m calling on everybody to get involved in efforts to clean up the city and make it a greener and healthier place to live.”
“It’s encouraging that many of the city’s biggest players are getting behind the vision for the Green City Charter including Southampton Football Club, Bluestar, University of Southampton, and the port companies, ABP and DP World. Together, we can show future generations of children in the city that we helped to create a better future through the Green City Charter.”
The Council’s Green City Charter will be launched at the Guildhall from 12-2pm on 20th June, which is National Clean Air Day. At the launch, the council will make a commitment to creating a cleaner, greener, healthier and more sustainable city. Through the Charter, the aim is to make Southampton a better place for present and future generations and which is prepared for the challenges presented by climate change. The council aims to achieve this by ensuring we are ambitious, leading by example and by setting challenging goals.
You can find out more about National Clean Air Day Here: https://www.cleanairday.org.uk