Resident views key to shaping our environmental agenda

The environment is a huge talking point and we wanted to get your views to find out what you think we should be doing as an organisation to help protect our environment and reduce our carbon footprint.

We want to involve residents in the decisions that affect your homes and local communities so on Saturday we invited a large group of residents to an event to see what’s most important to them.

The National Marine Aquarium plays such an important role in local marine conservation and provided the perfect backdrop for people to come along and tell us how they see PCH working in partnership with other organisations across the city to make a greener Plymouth for everyone who lives here.

The group covered lots of topics including how we can improve our green spaces, reduce emissions and our water footprint as an organisation before being given a tour of the Aquarium to learn more about what they do to protect our oceans and marine wildlife.  

The feedback that we’ve received will feed into our Environmental Strategy for the next five years which will set us some new targets to achieve to make sure we not only have a positive impact but lead by example with greener ways of working and making sure the goods we buy where possible are local and sustainable.

Paul Landsell, Environmental Performance Officer said: “Understanding the thoughts and suggestions of our residents provides an essential element in the continued success of PCH’s environmental performance.

“We were absolutely delighted by the enthusiasm and interest shown by Saturday’s participants. Once we have read through the huge amount of feedback provided, we will be able to further improve our future environmental activities. We’re hugely grateful for everybody’s contribution.”

Jill Palmer, Resident Involvement Coordinator added: “There was a really diverse audience from all over the city including young families. Residents gave us great ideas on how to save water and energy as well as how they would like to see green area developed.”    

The online survey is still open so you can get involved in the Environmental consultation and also have the chance to win a £50 Love to Shop voucher.