Residents urged to back Greening Leesland drive

By Hilary Percival

THE Greening Leesland team is inviting people to come along and celebrate the launch of our campaign at a family fun afternoon at Leesland Junior School on Sunday, September  26, 2pm to 4pm.
Local residents will be able to enjoy music from St Vincent College students,  face-painting, story telling and arts and crafts as well as Fairtrade refreshments at the free event.
People will also be able to find out more about the Greening Leesland campaign and what small changes people can make locally to reduce CO2 emissions and save money.
The campaign is supported by Gosport Borough Council and we are very pleased to be able to welcome the Deputy Mayor of Gosport to our event. We are all becoming more aware of the effect climate change will have on our lives if we don’t take action. Greening Leesland aims to show how a community working together can make a real difference, just by making small changes.
The Greening campaign began in Petersfield in 2008 and has spread around the country with more than 200 communities taking part so far. Any community of between 250 and 8000 households can take part. For more information go to www.greening-campaign.org or contact climatechange@gosport.gov.uk.