Search to find Plymouth's local climate legends

Do you know someone who goes that extra mile to look after the environment? From schools to businesses, and from residents and families, Plymouth City Council is on a mission to celebrate Plymouth’s unsung climate heroes.

That's why the council is asking you to nominate people to become an official Local Climate Legend. Is there that one person in your family who takes household recycling very seriously? Perhaps you know someone who has ditched their car in favour of their bike?

If so, the council want to hear from you so that person can have the honour of walking Art and Energy Collective’s mossy green carpet at our Big Green Trail event this summer, on Saturday June 22.

The council area also looking for nominations for businesses, schools and community or social organisations that go the extra mile for our planet.

They may have cycling friendly policies, switched vehicles to electric, made allotments or wild spaces. Or perhaps they work tirelessly to encourage others to make planet friendly decisions.

As well as walking the mossy green carpet, our five overall winners will receive a climate friendly goodie bag and star in a professionally made film to celebrate their good work.

Winners will be decided by a panel of experts from Nudge Community Builders, Net Zero Exchange (University of Plymouth), Plymouth City Council’s Councillor Tom Briars-Delve and Community Connections as well as our own Youth Climate Ambassadors.

Councillor Tom Briars-Delve, Cabinet member for the Environment and Climate Change, who is also one of the judges, said: "I'm really looking forward to hearing more about some of the amazing things local people are doing to help look after the planet.

"This is a scheme about raising awareness; about celebrating the everyday actions and decisions that people make in a bid to make a better environment for all of us."

Local Climate Legends is being run by Climate Connections, the go-to website for all things climate in Plymouth.

Climate Connections is designed to be a common point of reference for the city's net zero mission and a place where everyone can share knowledge, activities and experiences around their net zero journey.

While currently funded and operated by the Council, Climate Connections is a place where individuals and organisations can see at a glance where the city's employers, suppliers, educators, charities and more are on their journey towards net zero.

Find out more at climateconnectionsplymouth.co.uk