Solihull Council are currently finalising their Net Zero Action Plan and are keen to engage with young people. To this end they have pulled together a survey and I was wondering whether you could encourage as many pupils as possible to complete the survey. I have copied the mail I received on the survey below:
Solihull’s Youth Climate Action Survey
I am writing to share with you our latest action to give young people the chance to have their say on how we tackle climate change in Solihull.
As I am sure you already know, it is an important year for climate action both locally and nationally. COP26 will be taking place in Glasgow in November, and locally, Solihull’s Net Zero Action Plan (NZAP) is currently in draft form. The NZAP sets out proposed actions to reduce Solihull’s carbon emissions, further details of which can be found here<https://netzerosolihull.co.uk/>
To ensure that we listen to children and young people, we are running Solihull’s Youth Climate Action Survey, with a particular focus on hearing from 10 to 25 year olds. We are working with the InterClimate network, as in previous years, to deliver the survey and analyse the results, which will be presented at the Solihull Schools Climate Conference being held on 11 November. Further details on the conference can be found in the Members’ Briefing dated 1 October.
I would be grateful if you could please encourage members of your group to share this survey far and wide. Many will already have connections with local schools, either as governors or in other capacities, and we are keen for schools to give their pupils the time and encouragement to complete the survey.
This way, Solihull’s young people can have their say over the future of climate change action in the borough.
The survey can be accessed here<https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/solihullclimate>
Anything you do to encourage your students to complete the survey is gratefully appreciated.
Councillor for Lyndon Ward