Penzance library has become one of the first in the country to benefit from a new range of books and resources on climate change that are to be rolled out across Cornwall.
The new climate change collection of books and other resources span over 150 titles from the weighty report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) through to new and bestselling titles such as Wilding by Isabella Tree.
It is just over a year since Cornwall Council voted to declare a climate emergency. Since then Lib Dems on the Council have led the way in promoting the message that Cornwall must play its part in protecting the planet.
Edwina Hannaford, Lib Dem portfolio holder for Climate Change on Cornwall Council said,
“Where better than Penzance to launch our new range of books and resources on climate change? Penzance has a great reputation for caring about the environment. It became the first town in Britain to receive ‘plastic free’ status for its crackdown on single-use plastic, fishermen collect litter at sea, schoolchildren here march about climate change, and organic vegetables are grown to feed the homeless. Mounts Bay School this month won an Eco-Schools Green Flag Award, as one of the most environmentally friendly schools in the country.”
Rob Nolan, Lib Dem portfolio holder for the environment said,
“I am delighted to see Cornwall leading the way on climate change. It is so important that everyone in Cornwall gets on board with the message that it is local action that will lead to great change. The book and other resources made available by the council be of use to students, schoolchildren and also adults. Every generation in Cornwall must play their part in tackling climate change. I am really proud that Liberal Democrats on the Council are at the very front of this.”