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Monday, 5 April 2010

The Sustainable Stoke Newington Pledge

You may have noticed posters going up in shop windows and flyers on counters about the Sustainable Stoke Newington Pledge.

We’ve launched a campaign to support local businesses in Stoke Newington.
Local residents tell us all the time that the main thing they value about Stoke Newington is its independence and individuality. One of the other main priorities locally is playing a part in making our area more sustainable and doing our bit to cut carbon emissions.

The Sustainable Stoke Newington Pledge brings together these two key interests and we’re asking:
  • Local businesses to pledge to take steps to cut their carbon emissions by 10%
  • Local residents to pledge to shift 10% more of their spending locally each month
30 businesses in Stoke Newington signed up straight away and we will be launching a newsletter next month to share tips and ideas on cutting carbon emissions and news from local businesses.

We wanted to do something practical, bringing together shops and residents so that we can all play a part in making our area more sustainable.

More about the Sustainable Stoke Newington Pledge:

LOCAL SHOPS CUTTING CO2 EMISSIONS

5 tips for businesses to help cut carbon emissions:
  • Encourage staff to share lifts to work
  • Sign up to the cycle to work scheme
  • Use energy saving light bulbs in your shop
  • Switch to a green energy supplier
  • Turn off unnecessary lights and electrical appliances
LOCAL RESIDENTS SHOPPING LOCALLY
5 good reasons to buy locally:
  • Helps to keep Stoke Newington unique and independent
  • Supports local jobs and the local economy
  • Reduces CO2 emissions as you don't need a car
  • Local businesses are part of the local community
  • More choice based on local customers' needs rather than a national sales plan
Let us know if you want to get involved and we look forward to working together on the Sustainable Stoke Newington Pledge.

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