Green GB Week – Watford is celebrating Clean Growth

As part of the Clean Growth challenge under the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges, the government has announced Britain’s first ever Green GB Week, which the Council will be taking part in...

Published: Wednesday, 17th October 2018

As part of the Clean Growth challenge under the Industrial Strategy Grand Challenges, the government has announced Britain’s first ever Green GB Week, which Watford Borough Council will be taking part in.

Taking place from 15 October 2018, it will be an annual week designed to highlight opportunities for clean growth in the UK, and to demonstrate how businesses and individuals can contribute to tackling climate change, which is a shared responsibility for all.

Elected Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said “Climate change is one of the most urgent and pressing challenges we face today. I’m passionate about making Watford a greener, more sustainable town for people live and work in.”

The week coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the Climate Change Act, and local communities are encouraged to embrace the challenge and grow momentum from the ground up. Clean growth will bring substantial benefits to all parts of society, from new jobs to cleaner air. Alongside raising awareness in local communities, Green GB Week will highlight business opportunities from clean growth and will provide a platform for the latest research on the impacts of climate change.

The council has recently led on green projects, including major energy saving schemes which has helped to fund external wall insulation at Riverside Park, Harebreaks and Boundary Way. To coincide with the Green GB Week, the council will be working with Low Carbon Workspaces who offer small and medium sized enterprises grants of between £1,000 and £5,000 to cover a third of the cost of installing energy saving measures.

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