Georgina Rae, head of planning and projects at Chichester Festival Theatre. She committed to 'using less plastic, making more visits to the refill shop and swapping milk bottles to glass milk bottles'. Pic S Robards SR2110261 SUS-211026-165626001

COP26: In pictures eco-conscious Chichester residents commit to saving the planet

Chichester Festival Theatre and The Great Sussex Way invited people to make pledges towards a greener future yesterday (October 26).

By Megan Baker & Joss Roupell
Monday, 1st November 2021, 10:14 am

Local residents came together at Oaklands Park to form a human sign spelling out the word 'commit' to encourage others, and themselves, to do their bit for the environment. Everyone involved took a look at their daily habits and wrote down how they planned to make more sustainable choices.

Georgina Rae, head of planning and projects at Chichester Festival Theatre, said: “We really wanted to do something that would help Chichester make a nod to COP26 and show our support for the goals of COP26.

"We wanted something that wasn’t just a photograph but it actually supports action and supports us making a commitment, hence the word ‘commit’."

The commitments, written on leaves cut out of recycled posters, will be displayed in the Festival Theatre foyer from October 31 to November 12 while the UN Climate conference takes place in Glasgow.

Find out more about the event here.

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