Students call on council with ideas for greener future

Students call on council with ideas for greener future

More double-decker buses, less packaging waste and more opportunities to recycle were some of the key messages delivered by students to Stockport Council at a special town hall address

The College’s Equalities Council presented their views on a cleaner and greener future to members of the Children and Families Scrutiny Committee at Stockport Town Hall this month.

The group chose to speak about protecting the environment as this year’s most topical issue for debate as voted for by young people up and down the country in UK Youth Parliament’s Make Your Mark survey.

Equalities Council member Talha Muhammad said: “It was great to be able to present our ideas to members of the council, who asked us questions and really listened to our opinions, as a group representing young people.

“Stockport Equalities Council is glad to be part of making changes in College as well as the wider community to create better future in Stockport. I’d really recommend that students across Greater Manchester join their own Equalities or Student Councils as a way of getting their voice heard.”

The Stockport Equalities Council have made such an impact they were invited to become part of the Stockport Climate Action Now strategy aimed at reducing the town’s carbon footprint.