As part of Wealden’s campaign for a carbon-neutral District, the Conservative-run council would like to hear how Covid-19 changed people’s lifestyles since restrictions were introduced last year.
“The response to Covid-19 created a period of significant lifestyle change,” said Councillor Roy Galley, Cabinet member with responsibility for Wealden’s Zero Carbon policy.
“Many people have been working, shopping and interacting in new ways. Some of the changes are good for the environment. Others, such as avoiding public transport, are less desirable in the long term.
“We are asking people to take part in a short online survey to find out more about these changes in behaviour.
“Transport is by far the biggest contributor to greenhouse gases in Wealden, accounting for 47% of all our CO2 emissions.
“If people’s intentions are to continue to do more ‘virtually’ (like work from home) than they used to do and to travel less, it will help us in our plans towards a more sustainable future. However the desire to go back to how we did things before may also be strong. The results of our survey will help us identify measures to encourage low-carbon habits to be maintained for the long-term.”
You can take part in Wealden’s climate change and lifestyles questionnaire here. It closes on 29 March.