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York joins Europe-wide move on climate change
8:20am Tuesday 25th September 2012 in News
YORK is joining forces with cities across Europe to encourage residents and businesses to tackle climate change.
City of York Council , together with York Environment Forum, will today launch the ENGAGEd! campaign, designed to boost awareness and usage of sustainable energy in the city. Posters of people and companies who take genuine action to deal with climate change will be produced as part of the drive, which is also taking place in cities such as Dijon and Helsinki. Aside from Leicester, York is the only UK city taking part in the initiative.
Kate Lock, who chairs York Environment Forum, said: “This campaign not only shows the many different and simple actions we can all take, it also encourages people because you can see others making a personal commitment.”
The ENGAGEd! team will be at the York Food and Drink Festival marquee in Parliament Street between 5pm and 9pm today for a night of free music from Conor Mellor and Isis Dunthorne, Reasons Breeds Monsters, Tandem and Eclectic Sparks, as well as films on what other European cities are doing on the issue.