‘Haywards Heath Town Council has endorsed the Plant Based Treaty, becoming the first town in Europe to join the initiative to tackle emissions from animal agriculture.
Green Councillor Dr Richard Nicholson, who first presented the Plant Based Treaty to the Climate Change Committee, said: “The Climate Crisis is no longer a distant future threat but an existential crisis that is upon us in 2022. The South East of England has endured the highest ever summer temperatures in history and people’s properties have been destroyed by fire and flood. We cannot wait for governments – we must all act immediately – and moving to a plant-based diet is the most impactful thing any individual can do to help address the grave situation we face. I’d encourage all Town, District, County and Metro councils to sign the Plant Based Treaty immediately.”
Having already supported the 2022 Veganuary initiative, endorsing the Plant Based Treaty was the obvious next step in an ongoing journey for Haywards Heath Town Council.
Haywards Heath Town Council who takes a science-based approach to the climate crisis using research from project drawdown is launching an Education and Business Environmental Awards Scheme. The Plant Based Treaty and food waste reduction will be cornerstones of these initiatives. They will seek to engage local community, environmental groups, and Parish councils to help progress these ground-up activities.’