A HAMPSHIRE council is turning green in a bid to support residents in making sustainable changes.

Fair Oak and Horton Heath Parish Council is taking part in The Greening Campaign, a national initiative which aims to unite communities to tackle climate change.

Launching on Saturday, June 25, at Woodland Community Centre, the council’s take on the campaign will see exhibits from schools, community groups, art and writing displays and more.

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There will also be keynote speakers and fun activities at the launch, all done to encourage residents to live more sustainably and save money.

A spokesperson from the council said: “We hope that our community will pull together to help reduce their carbon footprint, create more wild spaces for nature, reduce energy bills and understand how climate change affects health by participating in the campaign.

“Some of our schools have already signed up for the campaign, with children taking part in our various competitions such as creative writing on climate change, art competition on health and wellbeing, and the pollinator patch pledge.

“All of which aim to inspire young people to help protect our planet, as well as have the chance to win some great prizes.”

The launch event can be enjoyed from 2pm and tickets are free and available from Eventbrite.

For more information on how you can exhibit or take part in the Greening Event email Michelle Leadbitter-Allen, at: enquiries@fairoak-pc.gov.uk.

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