The clock is ticking for Stirling’s young people to have their say in the climate emergency, with less than two weeks left to complete the Council’s Climate Survey.
The local authority has been canvasing public opinion on ways to tackle the climate emergency for the past six months through an online survey, which will close on Sunday, 30 August to begin the process of analysing the feedback received.
More than 700 completed surveys have already been submitted, all of which will feed into the Council’s wider Climate Emergency Action Plan.
A special appeal is now being made for Stirling’s young people to have their say, with the survey closing in less than a fortnight.
Cllr Jim Thomson, convener of Environment and Housing, said:
“This survey was launched only a matter of days before life changed for all of us with the Coronavirus Pandemic.
“However, the number of responses we’ve received prove that, despite the current crisis, many people are still concerned about the climate emergency and what we can do to avert it.
“One of the strongest voices in the global fight against climate change has been the youth voice and we want to make sure the young people of the Stirling Council area have their say.
“This is a genuine opportunity for people who care about the environment to talk to us, and help us do more to protect it.”
The climate survey takes around 15 minutes to complete, and focuses on opportunities to improve the quality of life for people in the entire Stirling Council area, while shaping a city and surrounding area to be cleaner, greener, healthier, and fairer for everyone.
Vice convener, Cllr Danny Gibson, added:
“This survey is just the first step on a long road but it’s important to capture as many voices as possible in these early stages to make sure our plans represent the diversity of our community.
“So whether you want to see more active travel in the city centre, or care passionately about letting grass verges flourish on rural roadsides, time is running out for you to have your say in this initial conversation.”