DEESIDE'S Assembly Member has pledged to lower his carbon footprint and is urging others to do the same.

Jack Sargeant AM is backing the 'Go Green Day' campaign on June 21 which is an annual day of environmentally friendly, green action across Wales.

The Assembly Member said he is pledging to lower his personal carbon footprint for the sake of the planet. He has pledged to consume less and reuse, including a simple change of using a refill bottle.

He has also pledged to save energy at home.

The Alyn and Deeside AM supported the Welsh Labour Government’s decision to declare a climate emergency.

He said: "The declaration sends a clear signal that the Welsh Government is determined to act to address climate change, which threatens our health, economy, infrastructure and our natural environment."

The Welsh Government has committed to achieving a carbon neutral public sector by 2030 and earlier this year, it published Prosperity for All: A Low Carbon Wales, which sets out 100 policies and proposals to meet the 2020 carbon emissions targets.

Mr Sargeant added:“I completely support the Welsh Labour Government in their decision to declare a climate emergency.

“it is important we all do what we can but tackling climate change is not an issue which can be left to individuals or to the free market. We need collective action and government has a big role in making that happen.

“I hope the government’s decision triggers a wave of action from governments, companies, communities and individuals.”

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