Calendar highlights beauty of North Yorkshire
A NEW calendar highlighting the beauty of North Yorkshire will be gracing homes across parts of the Northern Dales and the City of York next year as part of a campaign to encourage residents to think green.
Hambleton District Council, the City of York Council and the Energy Efficiency Advice Centre have joined forces to produce their first 'Quality of Life' calendar which captures some of the beauty and majesty of the county.
The calendar will also provide useful advice on how everyone can contribute to protecting and enhancing the local area and live more sustainably. To that end, it includes a 'pledge' card that local residents are asked to complete and say what changes they will make in their everyday lives.
The calendar has been developed following the increasing importance attached to the protection of the environment and concerns over climate change.
"Changing lifestyles and encouraging the community to get involved is vital to make a difference locally and protect the environment for our future," said Hambleton Cabinet Member, Councillor Bob Baker.
Changing lifestyles and encouraging the community to get involved is vital to make a difference locally and protect the environment
Bob Baker - Dales Councillor
"Each month displays an image from within North Yorkshire along with information on the issues surrounding sustainable development - water, flooding, transport, energy efficiency, local produce, health and sustainable building design. It also includes suggestions on what our communities can do to help.
"We hope it will help them think about what they can do to help improve their quality of life and that of our county."
The calendar is now available from libraries, leisure centres and council offices across Hambleton and will be available from the City of York Council and the Energy Efficiency Advice Centre in York - from Friday (October 27).
- Pictured launching the calendar are (from left to right) Laura Collins - York Energy Efficiency Advice Centre; Victoria Hoggarth-Hall - Environment Agency; Councillor Andrew Waller - Deputy Leader, City of York Council; Caroline Williams - Sustainable Development Officer, Hambleton District Council