Monday 25 October saw the launch of a new initiative to help combat climate change!
Residents from across Broxtowe are being encouraged to help reduce carbon emissions with a new programme that will reward you for taking action. This comes at a time when global leaders are soon to be meeting at the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
Called ‘Green Rewards’, you will be able to win vouchers for yourself or work together with other residents in your ward to win a biodiversity prize for your area, all whilst undertaking actions that help reduce carbon emissions in Broxtowe. These include travelling sustainably, enjoying nature, reducing waste or energy use and for each action you log through the website or app you’ll earn ‘Green Points’.
What do Green Points make? Prizes of course! Every month there will be 2 x £20 vouchers given out; one for the top points earner and another in a raffle of all residents taking part.
Councillor Helen Skinner, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee said:
“The Green Rewards Programme is a fabulous initiative which all Broxtowe residents can take part in. Every effort, however small can earn points to climb up the leader board. Broxtowe is committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2027 and projects like this will enable us to reach this ambitious target by working together and encouraging one another.”
All Broxtowe residents are invited to join their neighbours in taking action on climate change. You can sign up to Green Rewards, for free, at: https://notts.greenrewards.co.uk/
In similar fashion to rewards points at retailers, all residents need to do is log their day to day activities that highlight how they are decreasing the amount of carbon they create, such as:
- Walking to work or school instead of taking the car
- Cycling or using public transport
- Putting your recycling bin out with all the correct recyclables
- Switching off a light or switch at home
- Taking a shower of four minutes or less and many, many more!
A full list of how you can redeem points is available on the app or at https://notts.greenrewards.co.uk/ and when you accumulate sufficient points you can then earn the discounts, vouchers and prizes.
There’s also a free app for iOS and Android which you can download by searching for ‘Notts; Green Rewards’ in your device’s app store.