Monthly Archives: October 2021

New Community Forest in the North East – Newcastle City Council

4th October, 2021 / Andrew

A new Community Forest in the Northeast of England will see up to 500 hectares of trees planted by 2025. This 30 year, multi-million pound project will see tens of thousands of trees planted and all new woodland in the region, whether established on land owned by your local council or on a privately owned ...

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Green City – Greening food deliveries in Glasgow – Glasgow City Council

3rd September, 2021 / Andrew

Bho Glaschu Le Gradh “From Glasgow with Love” Wholefoods, Scotland’s largest worker co-op wholesaler, has started delivering food to cafes, restaurants, and retailers in an electric powered trike. In an effort to reduce diesel pollution in Glasgow the company is trialling the trike this summer. The Iceni trikes are made in Wiltshire and can take ...

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Partnership working: food, green spaces & the environment – Oldham Council

3rd September, 2021 / Andrew

In recent years, the council and its partners have set up many projects around food, green spaces, and environmental stewardship. Get Oldham Growing, launched in 2014, aimed to build skills within communities, reduce loneliness and isolation among residents and offer support to community-based food businesses. This fits well with the aims of Well North, a ...

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Working together for social justice – Hull City Council

16th May, 2019 / Nicola, CCIN

The Hull Fairtrade Partnership Group, supported by Hull City Council and chaired by a cabinet member, has members from the Council, voluntary sector, local communities, faith sector, university, NHS and local business, and meets on a regular basis to plan our local Fairtrade campaigns, especially for Fairtrade Fortnight and World Fairtrade Day. Within the Council, ...

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WARPit – online recycling tool – Sunderland City Council

10th April, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

WARPit was an equipment, furniture and resource re-use online tool that helps individuals and organisations to loan or give surplus items to each other for free. Council employees were encouraged to use WARPit to source equipment and consumables wherever possible as part of our Sustainable Sunderland Policy. Read more…

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Generation Oldham – Oldham Council

28th March, 2018 / Nicola, CCIN

Generation Oldham is Oldham’s community energy programme. The original objectives for the programme, set in November 2014, were as follows: One community energy scheme under development or fully operational in each of the six districts within the first twelve months A network of community energy collaborators in place and operating effectively Increased resident awareness of ...

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Green Wheels Travel Scheme – Salford City Council

5th October, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Transport sustainability and air quality are high priorities for Salford, so Salford City Council has launched the Green Wheels Travel Scheme, with the aim of encouraging staff to play their part in tackling climate change and promoting sustainability, by making environmentally friendly travel choices when travelling to, from and during work. Read more…

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Recycle and Reward – Salford City Council

5th October, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Salford City Council has introduced an innovative community recycling reward scheme to drive up recycling rates in city neighbourhoods, and achieve improvements such as decreasing levels of contamination in recycling waste streams and reducing levels of residual waste. It also rewards clubs, charities, groups and organisations in neighbourhood areas. Read more…

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Free parking for electric vehicles – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow is serious about encouraging low carbon travel options.  That’s why it became the first and only city in the UK to announce in 2012 that parking for electric vehicles would be free.  At the same time, the city has expanded its own network of free charging points on the street and at Council venues.  ...

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Green Year – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow came a close second to Bristol for the title of European Green Capital 2015.  It is one of the city’s great traits that a bid like that should always have a legacy so Glasgow is during a major programme of activities and events across all twelve months of 2015 – Glasgow’s very own Green ...

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Recycling and renewable energy – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Work continues apace on the GRREC, which is due to begin operations next year.  It will take Glasgow from being one of the worst performing to one of the best local authorities in the country for diverting waste from landfill (with a 90% diversion rate).  It will save on 90,000 tonnes of carbon emissions every ...

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Wind Turbines – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow has worked with its partners in SSE to construct one of the largest on-shore wind turbines in Europe at Cathkin Braes – with all Council revenues from it already pledged to support the city’s affordable warmth ambitions.   Future City Glasgow has led the way with open data mapping which allows communities to see if ...

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Tommyfield market goes solar – Oldham Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Oldham Council has installed a solar array on the roof of Tommyfield Market Hall as it looks to become one of the greenest local authorities in the country – while also saving money. Electricity generated from the 110kw solar array will be used to power the hall, which is home to more than 90 independent ...

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Street Lighting – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow signed the first deal of its kind in the UK with the Green Investment Bank to replace 10,000 street lights. Work is being undertaken right now to replace 10,000 lanterns with energy efficient LED lights.  They’ll provide a 53% saving on current energy usage and help to deliver a further 3% savings on the ...

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Reducing Greenhouse Gas emissions – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The city is almost half way towards its reduction target for greenhouse gas emissions. Latest DECC (Department of Energy & Climate Change) data shows that Glasgow has made 14% of its overall reduction target of 30% by 2020.  This is derived from a 2006 baseline so is equivalent to the Scottish Government’s own 42% reduction ...

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Delivering on local renewables – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow has worked with its partners in SSE to construct one of the largest on-shore wind turbines in Europe at Cathkin Braes – with all Council revenues from it already pledged to support the city’s affordable warmth ambitions. Future City Glasgow has led the way with open data mapping which allows communities to see if ...

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Climate Ready Clyde – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

The Climate Ready Clyde vision for a city-region adapted to climate change was launched in November 2013. The other side of the carbon coin is local adaptation to the predicted and inevitable impacts of global climate change.  Glasgow is now at the forefront of action to manage excess surface water and flooding and to engage ...

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Energy and Carbon Master Plan – Glasgow City Council

26th June, 2017 / Nicola, CCIN

Glasgow was one of the earliest UK signatories to several EU-wide pledges on climate change and has recently worked with other European partners to deliver an Energy and Carbon Masterplan.  This is a key framework for leading Glasgow through the transition to a low carbon economy and it is a major legacy of the city’s ...

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