In November 2020, full Council approved Merton's Climate Strategy and Action Plan which aims to make Merton a net-zero carbon borough by 2050. The Council is taking a range of actions to reduce our carbon footprint, and now we are asking residents and local businesses to consider taking actions of their own.
Throughout 2021, we are encouraging everyone in Merton to join us in the effort to make the borough carbon neutral by taking steps in their day-to-day lives to reduce their carbon footprint. Each month we're focusing on a different theme where we can all play a part in tackling climate change and support Merton's Climate Strategy and Action Plan. If you're inspired to make a difference, you can pledge to make one or more changes – some big, some small – to your routines and habits. We encourage you to share your pledge stories and tag the Council with the following hashtag: #MertonClimateAction.
For updates from our Climate Change team on climate action in Merton, and for more pledge ideas next month, you can sign up for our Climate Action bulletin.
Take a look at each of our themes, and you'll see how you can start making a real difference today with our climate action pledges: