New sustainable behaviour scheme that rewards residents to be launched online by NSDCPosted on: Wednesday, February 9, 2022
A new green behaviour scheme to encourage residents to make more sustainable choices and win rewards for doing so will be launched next week by Newark and Sherwood District Council.
‘Green Rewards’ will allow residents to log their green activities through a dedicated mobile app or web browser, and potentially win vouchers. The programme is the District Council’s latest project to tackle climate change, promote behaviour change and work towards making Newark and Sherwood a Safer, Cleaner Greener place to live.
The programme aims to encourage all local residents to take action against climate change, by making sustainable changes in their daily lives that may seem small but can make a big impact!
Allowing residents to log sustainable activities they have done to reduce their carbon footprint, such as walking to work, avoiding single use plastics, or eating a plant-based diet on some days, they will then earn Green Points, which can result in vouchers to be used locally.
Each month 2 x £20 vouchers will be awarded; one for the resident who has logged the most Green Points, and another selected at random in a raffle of all resident users of the platform. Vouchers can be used in the local area, and residents will have the choice of the following:
- £20 National Garden Gift voucher
You can spend this locally in the district at Southwell Garden Centre, Pearsons Nursery, Reg Taylor's Garden Centre and Hollybeck Garden Centre
- £20 National Book Token
This can be spent in a selection of our local book stores
- £20 Love2Shop voucher
- £20 Odeon cinema voucher
- £20 Boobalou voucher
Councillor David Lloyd, Leader of Newark and Sherwood District Council, said: “I am delighted to announce the launch of Newark and Sherwood’s involvement in Green Rewards. We all know the effects of carbon emissions, and how we must all make a change.
“Reducing your carbon footprint is more important than ever, but it can be overwhelming to know where to start, and not everyone is aware of what changes they can make to improve.
“We are always working towards a Cleaner, Safer, Greener Newark and Sherwood and this is a brilliant scheme to get residents engaged and involved, but also rewarded! I hope residents feel motivated to be more sustainable once they see how even small changes can have a significant impact.
“I encourage all residents to sign up when it launches on 16 February, and I am looking forward to seeing the progress we make as a district to reduce our carbon emissions and be kinder to our planet.”
This is the latest green initiative from the District Council following the planting of thousands of trees, delivering of its first two electric vehicles, recently achieving its highest ever recycling figure and the approval of plans for solar panels to be installed on a number of council buildings, including the leisure centres in Newark, Southwell and Ollerton.
From Wednesday 16 February, residents can sign up to Green Rewards, for free, at: notts.greenrewards.co.uk. There’s also a free app for iOS and Android which can be downloaded by searching for ‘Notts; Green Rewards’ in a device’s app store.
Join Green Rewards and make small changes for a big impact.
For more information visit: Green rewards app | Newark & Sherwood District Council (newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk)