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CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We need you! Rallying call for environment volunteers

Can you help make Leicestershire a better place?

Passionate and friendly volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds are being sought to raise awareness of waste, environment, and sustainability issues in Leicestershire.

The council are encouraging people to come forward and get involved in a broad variety of areas, such as:

  • Biodiversity
  • Carbon awareness and reduction
  • Composting
  • Recycling, reuse and waste reduction
  • Reusable nappies  

The Environment Action Volunteers have a diverse and rewarding role, where they can encourage positive behavioural change and help make Leicestershire a net zero county by 2045.

Activities include supporting community-led projects and events, advising the wider public, and supporting social media campaigns designed to help people in Leicestershire live more sustainably.

No previous experience of volunteering is needed, and full training will be given.

The Environment Action Volunteers scheme offers a range of opportunities to make a positive change. It’s a great way to meet new people, develop your skills and make a real difference in your local community. We’re always keen to hear from anyone who shares our vision to protect the environment and reduce waste in the county.

Councillor Blake Pain, cabinet member for the Environment and the Green Agenda

David Cannon, who is a current Environment Action Volunteer, said: “I enjoy making a positive difference in my community and helping the public make small changes to live more sustainably and less wastefully. It’s also great to have the backing of a professional team, as well as my fellow volunteers.”

Anyone who would like to find out more about becoming an Environment Action Volunteer and who is a Leicestershire resident aged over 18 can visit http://www.lesswaste.org.uk/volunteering/ .

Alternatively, you can contact the Waste and Environment team on 0116 305 7005 or email wasteprevention@leics.gov.uk

 

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