First-ever interactive climate installation in Brent brings residents out to make pledges for the planet

1 November 2021

An interactive and fun climate installation was launched in Brent today to attract local residents to explore issues to do with climate change, inviting them to take a pledge of action to save the planet.

As part of the Brent Climate Festival (1-12 November), the climate pledge structure allows residents to contemplate and absorb the impact of climate change, whilst inspiring them to take coloured tokens and ‘vote’ on the climate pledge they would like to take.

The Brent Climate Festival and installation is part of a wider programme of activities for residents and businesses, which helps bring the discussions taking place at a global level at the COP26 International Climate Conference in Glasgow, to life in the grass roots community of Brent.

Residents can step inside the climate pledge structure and discover 16 practical actions to take that will help tackle climate change. The great news is lots of these changes could also save money, or improve health and wellbeing.

Councillor Krupa Sheth, Cabinet Member for Environment said: “We’ve seen climate disasters in the news and we’ve felt it in the weather – it’s not surprising if we’re feeling overwhelmed at the state of the world. What can we do in Brent to have a positive impact? With so much jargon flying around it can be confusing to know where to start or what role we play. The climate installation helps to make things clear and simple.

“Come down and visit the structure at Brent Civic Centre from 1 to 12 November and take a pledge of action.

“Brent Council is committed to tackling the climate emergency, and doing all we can to make Brent a carbon neutral borough by 2030. Together, we can make a difference.”

Community and culture is at the heart of the Brent Climate Festival programme – from the residents who contributed family recipes to From Brent To Bowl: a community cookbook to the religious leaders from Brent’s mosques, churches, synagogues and temples who shared how they are thinking about climate change and their faith for a photo series, ‘Climate and my religion’.

Get involved and be part of local and global change. To see the full programme of events, or take a climate pledge online, visit: www.brent.gov.uk/brentclimatefestival

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