Working together to make west Cheshire carbon neutral

Vivo Care Choices is supporting Cheshire West and Chester Council’s campaign as part of the Climate Emergency it declared back in May.

The Council has been asked to work out the earliest date before 2045 that both itself and the borough as a whole can become carbon neutral and revise its targets to meet that date.

A taskforce has been created to understand and plan for the implications, risks and new opportunities for the borough presented by climate change, and the research gathered from this group will be used to inform both a report to full Council within six months and a summit to bring together people interested in the topic from a range of backgrounds.

Vivo will be working on its own Climate Emergency plan over the next couple of months to highlight the ways it can contribute to help make west Cheshire carbon netural.

Alistair Jeffs, Vivo Managing Director, said: “All of us have a responsibility to support the Council’s Climate Emergency campaign.

“We will be doing everything we can at Vivo to play our part in making the borough carbon neutral and, as a Council company, it is particularly important that we work closely with the Council and other partners to lead the way in this area.

“We will be encouraging our staff, those who use our services and their families and carers to play their part so we can create a greener and cleaner environment across the borough.”

The Council has recently launched a climate emergency enewsletter, keeping residents up-to-date with the activities taking place as part of its campaign to become carbon neutral.

The Council is asking for the public to send in their ideas and suggestions for ways the borough can reduce its impact on the environment and help tackle climate change.  These will be used inform a public evidence session on 6 November and will feed in to the Climate Summit, which is being held later in the month.

You can get involved by sharing your views – big or small – on how carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions across energy, water, air, land, food and waste can be reduce, and adapt communities to be more resilient to the impact of climate change. Please email you suggestions to: climatechange@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk by 18 October.