Surrey County Council and the Wildlife Aid Foundation are working together to encourage residents to do one small thing and play their part in climate change.

As world leaders come together for COP26, Surrey County Council is encouraging Surrey residents to play their part in tackling climate change by pledging to “do one thing.”

Spearheaded by the Wildlife Aid Foundation, iDot (I do one thing) asks individuals to make small changes that benefit the environment and register their efforts on the iDot platform.

Since COP26 Surrey County Council have been working with the Wildlife Aid Foundation to encourage residents and communities to do one small thing to reduce carbon in the way that they travel. If everyone takes some action to change their behaviours, the impact on reducing carbon emissions in Surrey will be significant.

iDot encourages people to “Do One Thing” every day. Actions we can all do, that, when carried out by many people, together as one population, deliver great impacts to nature and the planet.

How it works

The campaign is part of Surrey County Council’s efforts to tackle the climate emergency and become a net zero county by 2050, as outlined in the recently agreed Climate Change Delivery Plan.

In addition, Surrey County Council hosted ‘Greener Transport Surrey’, a transport-themed event, in Farnham on 10 November. The event, which was open to the general public, focused on showcasing opportunities to reduce carbon emissions through transport, was live-streamed, globally, online and into the main event in Glasgow. Activities included:

  • Electric bike demonstrations from Canyon
  • A pedal-powered Scalextric challenge
  • Free bike repairs and maintenance advice
  • Information from Energy Saving Trust
  • Free test drives of electric cars and a van from Energy Saving Trust
  • The chance to see a hydrogen bus, similar to those that will be on Surrey’s roads, next year
  • Information on climate change in Surrey, and the trees programme, including free seeds and saplings.

For more information, please, see Climate change – Surrey County Council

Sign up to iDot now to start “Doing One Thing” every day for the planet.

Together we can encourage and support others to live happier, healthier lives surrounded by flourishing ecosystems, and thriving wildlife populations.

Get involved!