Green is go for new environmental campaign

A NEW year-long campaign has been launched to promote and celebrate Oldham’s natural environment.

Tandle Hill Park

Green Oldham, launched to coincide with World Environmental Day, will showcase the best in green spaces, wildlife and environmental initiatives.

Focusing on a different theme each month, it will also show off the work of members of the community who devote their time to making the area a better place.

It will also help people to find out how to make the most of the green areas surrounding the town; showcasing wildlife walks, fruit picking routes and many more fun activities for all the family.

Each month, the campaign will feature a minimum of two videos on a range of different green themes with opportunities for residents to get involved.

That starts in July when Oldham Council launches ‘The Big Green Survey’ which will ask you to feedback your green priorities to help shape the future work that is done to Oldham’s environment.

August will see the focus switch to parks and green spaces, while September will be a ‘back to school’ themed month.

Cllr Abdul Jabbar, Deputy Leader of Oldham Council, said: “Oldham has an amazing natural environment and it’s about time we celebrated it.

“We’re bringing together the very best of Oldham’s green spaces, places, people and initiatives all in one place.

“We hope it will help people to make green choices, enjoy days out in Oldham’s fabulous green spaces, enjoy local outdoor events and encourage organisations to make environmentally conscious choices.

“If you’ve got a green initiative to tell us about, all you have to do is tell us using the hashtag #greenoldham.”

The Green Oldham monthly calendar is as follows and nominations are open for topics for the first six months of next year.

To get involved, to suggest a topic or to nominate a person, organisation or initiative that is helping to make Oldham a cleaner, greener place, just post on social media using the hashtag #greenoldham.

You can also email: environmental.policy@oldham.gov.uk or visit www.oldham.gov.uk/greenoldham for more information.

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