Woking LA21 celebrates 25th anniversary with revealing sustainability-focused AGM

Date: 

Friday, 1 November, 2019

Environmentalists, wildlife enthusiasts and those with a keen interest in sustainability are invited to attend local environmental group, Woking Local Action 21’s (LA21) Annual General Meeting on Thursday 14 November 2019, at WWF-UK’s Living Planet Centre.

During the evening, the group’s achievements over the past 12 months will be shared, including the successful Plastic Free Woking initiative. The campaign has raised invaluable awareness of the environmental damage caused by single use plastics and encouraged behavioural change amongst local residents.

In addition, guest speakers will provide thoughtful insight under the theme ‘Reduce, Reuse and Recycle’.

  • Bare + Fair and Refill & Refuel
    Find out how to make easy household switches to reduce your daily use of plastic. Founders Victoria and Mel will cover current plastic use and its impact on our planet.
  • Farnham Repair Café
    The collaborative project runs community-based workshops for people to work with volunteer fixers to repair and maintain their broken or faulty products.
  • Joint Waste Solutions
    Discover more about initiatives aimed at increasing recycling, reducing waste and tackling a number of other environmental issues within the borough and beyond.                                              

Cllr Kevin Davis, Woking Borough Council’s Portfolio Holder for Environmental Sustainability, said: “Our borough has a proud record in addressing climate change and its associated causes. Whether it be establishing environmental community group, Local Action 21 twenty five years ago, or championing the use of solar energy, we have led the way.

“Thanks to increased media coverage, the threat to our environment through climate change should be of paramount importance to everyone. Attending LA21’s Reduce, Reuse and Recycle event, residents can discover how we can all do our bit to reduce our impact on the planet.”

Norman Johns, Chairman of LA21, said: “As a voluntary group of individuals taking action locally on issues relating to climate change and sustainability, LA21 works to help us all to look after our environment.

“Over the past 25 years we have achieved much and developed many initiatives that have helped bring environmental issues to the forefront locally. Our free-to-attend AGM offers a great way to find out more about what we’re doing, hear from informed speakers and find out how you can get involved in a range of projects that benefit our environment.”

During the AGM, LA21 will also be proposing to change their name to Woking Environmental Action.

All are welcome at the free-to-attend event. Booking is essential. To reserve your place, please visit www.wokinglocalaction21agm.eventbrite.co.uk

For further information about the event, please contact Woking Borough Council’s Green Infrastructure Team, on 01483 743888 or email green@woking.gov.uk