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Saving pounds and the planet during Climate Week
10:10am Friday 16th March 2012 in Eco info
SHOPPERS in York have been learning how to save money and boost the environment as part of Climate Week.
The national week-long campaign aims to inspire action on climate change.
York has been playing its part with a host of educational and fun events to inspire people to take action on curbing carbon emissions - and learn how they can save money at the same time.
The highlight of the week’s activities has been a sustainable-themed market in Newgate Market.
Shoppers have been able to enter a “saving zone” to get tips on saving money and going green in their own homes. Experts have been able show how easy it is to save energy, generate renewable energy, cycle, walk, and catch local buses. Shoppers have also been able to find out more about growing their own fruit and veg by visiting a demonstration garden created by students at Askham Bryan College.
They have also had the chance to sign up for free loft and cavity wall insulation through the Wrapping Up York scheme and win a Newgate Market fresh vegetable hamper.
Counc Dave Merrett said: “Taking small steps such as growing your own food and shopping locally and seasonally can make a big difference to household budgets and there are more savings to be made outside of the home by using transport and fuel efficiently.”