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ONE SMALL CHANGE: Croxley residents pledge to take action to protect their environment

 Published on: 29th November 2021   |   By: Amy Pollard   |   Category: Uncategorized

Around 100 Croxley residents have pledged to make one small change to protect the environment in a bid to generate wider change to combat the climate emergency.

On Saturday, November 13, residents attended the One Small Change event, an evening filled with informative discussion and debate about how we can all do better to protect the environment.

The event organised by St Oswalds and Croxley Baptist Church took place at Croxley Danes School after attendance outgrew the original venue.

Attended by local councillors and South West Hertfordshire MP Gagan Mohindra, attendees asked insightful questions about the future of the village and beyond.

The event was organised as part of the wider Green Croxley movement, with one of the organisers Jonathan Cox heralding the event as a huge success.

He said: “We are very pleased with how it went, it was a great evening of collaboration, idea sharing and hopefully inspiration.

“Whilst it started out as a church-led event, it was great to see the community come together with a desire to combat climate change.”

Lib Dem councillor, Stephanie Singer, said: “The One Small Change event was an opportunity to learn more about what we can do individually to live more sustainably. The consequences of inaction to tackle the climate emergency were told by those who it will impact the most – the young. I am particularly concerned what climate change will do to the world my grandchildren will grow up in.

“The event really hit home just how far off we are globally from hitting the required cut in emissions to keep temperature increases to no more than 1.5c. It is important we keep pushing for more radical action because the simple truth is that there is no alternative.

“A huge thanks to the organisers and I hope there are more events of this nature in the future.’’

As part of the evening attendees were asked to add their one small change onto a tree which will soon be taken around local schools throughout the community.

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