A report on ensuring a green post-pandemic recovery in Barnet will be brought to the next Environment Committee in September following a member’s item from Labour councillors.

The member’s item from Labour’s Environment lead, Cllr Alan Schneiderman, was discussed at this week’s Environment Committee (30 June) and said:

“The pandemic gives us an opportunity to build back better and help ensure our ambitions for a greener and more sustainable borough are mainstreamed into the way we do business as a Council. I ask that the Environment Committee reviews its green and environmental sustainability policies to see what more can be done to support a green recovery post-pandemic.”

 

Cllr Schneiderman said:

“There is overwhelming support for a green and sustainable recovery and Barnet needs to play its part. I therefore welcome the Environment committee unanimously supporting my motion and look forward to seeing the report in September. We need to start doing things differently and can’t just continue with business as usual. We need to make Barnet genuinely pro-cycling and pro-walking, encourage electric vehicles, boost our recycling, bring back separate food waste collections and work towards making the council carbon neutral. There is a lot to do and no time to waste.”

 

Ends.

Notes:

  1. A copy of Cllr Schneiderman’s member’s item can be found here: https://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s59137/Members%20Items.pdf

For more information contact:

Cllr Alan Schneiderman: 07956 487 144

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