As we approach the new year many authorities are seeking to take a more sustainable approach, after many have witnessed the beneficial impact lockdown has had on the environment.
Dacorum Borough Council are amongst those and have released the results from their ‘Learning from Lockdown’ survey which saw 1,500 take part over the summer.
The survey investigated how people’s behaviours changed during lockdown and will help shape their Climate and Ecological Emergency strategy for next year.
One category focused on transport and the results include nine out of 10 people wanting to see fewer cards on the roads, after they noticed benefits such as better air quality over lockdown.
Another category centred around food which makes up a significant part of our individual carbon footprints.
The survey revealed that there was a 20 per cent increase in people that plan to grow their own food after lockdown and half of the survey participants would be interested in having a local community fridge to reduce food waste.
Find out more about the survey results at dacorum.gov.uk/home/environment-street-care/climate-change
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