Archive by category Clean and Green

Businesses in Nottingham sign up to Refill campaign

Businesses in Nottingham sign up to Refill campaign

Businesses across Nottingham have signed up to an initiative which allows people to easily find places to fill-up reusable water bottles for free. Over 60 local businesses, including restaurants, cafes and coffee shops, signed up to the Refill Scheme last week which is being rolled out across Nottingham by water company Severn Trent, Nottingham City […]

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Free garden waste collections to be extended into November in 2019

Free garden waste collections to be extended into November in 2019

Free garden waste collections in Nottingham are set to be extended into November by the City Council next year after a consultation found the vast majority of people were in favour of the idea. Over 1,000 people responded to the consultation with nearly 92% supporting an option to offer garden waste collections into November in […]

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City’s solar power champion recognised for outstanding achievement

City’s solar power champion recognised for outstanding achievement

Long-serving City Councillor Alan Clark, who died last year, has received a posthumous award for his outstanding contribution to the solar industry at this year’s prestigious Solar Power Portal Awards. The awards aim to recognise leadership, innovation and best practice in the field of renewable and clean energy. Cllr Alan Clark was the Portfolio Holder […]

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City Council consults on extending free garden waste service into November

City Council consults on extending free garden waste service into November

Nottingham City Council is consulting on potential changes to its free garden waste service which could see collections extended into November next year. Garden waste collections currently take place every 2 weeks from the beginning of April until the end of October. However an option being put to city residents is to offer the service […]

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Nottingham City Council’s work to reduce carbon emissions wins national award

Nottingham City Council’s work to reduce carbon emissions wins national award

Nottingham City Council’s Energy Services have won The Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Award for Best Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Initiative. The APSE awards, which took place in Edinburgh last night, celebrate outstanding achievement and innovation within local government. Energy Services were recognised for their innovative approach to reducing the council’s energy demand […]

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Innovative technology enables more homes to connect to Nottingham’s District Heating Network

Innovative technology enables more homes to connect to Nottingham’s District Heating Network

Nottingham City Council is working with Nottingham City Homes to connect four low-rise apartment blocks in Sneinton to the District Heating network. As part of the city’s ongoing Greener HousiNG programme, 94 households in Bryon, Keswick, Morley and Haywood Courts will be receiving energy efficiency measures, including a connection to the city’s energy-from-waste, low carbon, […]

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No Clean Air Zone for Nottingham

No Clean Air Zone for Nottingham

Citywide measures already under way to improve air quality mean a Clean Air Zone is no longer being considered in Nottingham. Cllr Sally Longford, Portfolio Holder for Energy and Environment, said existing measures would reduce air pollution to below the legal limit, without the need for a Clean Air Zone. Projects contributing to the fall […]

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Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national innovation award

Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national innovation award

A project that has radically improved the energy efficiency of ten homes in Sneinton won last night’s prestigious UK Housing Award for Innovation of the Year. The UK Housing Awards, run by the Chartered Institute of Housing and Inside Housing, are known as ‘the Oscars of the housing world’ and showcase the very best the […]

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Awards for green, clean neighbourhood projects  

Awards for green, clean neighbourhood projects   

  Communities who are working together to make their area a greener and cleaner place to live are invited to sign up for ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ – part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom campaign. Last year, 51 groups from Nottingham received awards to celebrate their efforts in brightening up their own patch […]

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