THIS summer Devon’s residents are being encouraged to keep it green and take a pledge to win one of five Big Green Days Out.

Recycle Devon has teamed up with Devon’s Top Attractions, Stagecoach South West, Great Western Railway, Devon Climate Emergency (DCE) and Clean Devon to share tips on how to enjoy a day out, the green way.

Top tips include reusing instead of using single use items, visiting local attractions and places, using sustainable transport and avoiding littering.

Residents can win one of five Big Green Days Out by pledging to adopt these greener habits on days out:

► When having picnics, cut down on cost and waste by choosing reusable containers, plates and cutlery Tips on how to enjoy a Zero Waste Picnic

Leave only footprints, take litter home Get involved, become a local litter hero

Keep it local by visiting attractions and places in Devon Devon’s Top Attractions

Use sustainable travel (cycle, bus or train) wherever you can Stagecoach  Great Western Railway

Take a look at Devon Climate Emergency for more tips and ideas on how you can reduce your carbon footprint.

The prizes consist of a Reusable/Eco Picnic Set, Reusable Water Bottles, Devon’s Top Attractions entry tickets, Stagecoach tickets and Rail tickets.

Each pledge entry will be added to a prize draw, to be drawn on August 7 2023.

The Big Green Day Out supports the need to conserve resources and save energy to help combat climate change.

In 2019 Devon County Council, Torbay and Devon’s District Councils declared a Climate Emergency. As a result, Devon County Council has committed to facilitating the reduction of Devon’s carbon emissions to net-zero by 2050 at the latest.

► To make the pledge and enter the prize draw, click here.