Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

'Change one thing' for World Environment Day

Environment minister Ian Pearson has urged people to find one way to best deal with climate change on World Environment Day.
'Climate change is one of the greatest threats we face today - it threatens our precious environment, our economy, our health and well-being, and the way of life that is so important to us,' he said.Pearson joined 13 water companies in the South East to urge people to use less water. 'Water is the lifeblood of the environment and there's a balance to be struck between taking what we want for ourselves and ensuring the environment stays healthy.'What's amazing is how much impact every one of us can have through the simplest of actions. Reduce, reuse, recycle may be a small message but it has the potential to make a huge difference when we act on it together in our everyday lives.'Waterwise, an NGO that aims to highlight water over-use, proposed three things to reduce water use:Reduce - use your washing machine and dishwasher on full load;Reuse - use water from washing vegetables and fruit on your plants;Recycle - rinse items for recycling in your washing-up water rather than running the tap.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.