Archive by category Environment

Nottingham City Council welcomes breath of fresh air from Defra

Nottingham City Council welcomes breath of fresh air from Defra

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) has today announced its plans to help Nottingham City Council improve air quality in the city centre by introducing Clean Air Zones by 2020. The City Council is developing far-reaching measures to tackle city centre air pollution, by targeting the main vehicular causes of pollution whilst […]

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Nottingham’s electric buses are a winner at UK Bus Awards

Nottingham’s electric buses are a winner at UK Bus Awards

Nottingham City Council’s electric bus fleet, operated in partnership with Nottingham Community Transport and trentbarton, has won the Environment award at the UK Bus Awards on November 24, 2015. The Council’s fleet of clean and green electric buses was in competition with industry leaders, including Stagecoach, for the award that recognises the importance of the […]

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Community grants available for green initiatives

Community grants available for green initiatives

Nottingham City Council is once again awarding grants to community and voluntary organisations to encourage communities to live greener. Grants of up to £2,500 are available and this year’s scheme has a collaborative aim, with up to £1,000 available to spend on existing projects and the remainder to be used to help set up similar […]

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EU funding to create smart energy solutions for Nottingham

EU funding to create smart energy solutions for Nottingham

Nottingham University and the City Council are taking part in a European Union funded programme INSMART to build on the city’s Energy Strategy. Already a leading city in the UK when it comes to sustainable energy creation, this project will further support Nottingham’s push to meet its 2020 targets to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by […]

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Totally Transport is a winner for lucky Ng2 workers

Totally Transport is a winner for lucky Ng2 workers

Eleven lucky people who work at the Ng2 business park won great prizes in a special competition that took place on June 25th, 2015. Rail tickets, travel passes, a year’s free membership of the City Car Club and tickets for the Nottingham Playhouse panto were among the goodies presented to the prize-draw winners. The star […]

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Calling all creative upcyclers!

Calling all creative upcyclers!

Nottingham City Council is calling on creative up-cyclers or keen re-furbishers to support a reuse project next year. ‘Trash to Treasure’ is a series of innovation exhibitions and workshops celebrating creative upcycling. They will run across a series of venues in Nottingham City Centre in February and March 2016. The project, hosted by Nottingham City […]

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Nottingham – Ultra low emission city event

Nottingham – Ultra low emission city event

The second in a series of free events exploring opportunities within Nottingham’s emerging clean technology sector takes place on Thursday 26 November. Sponsored by Nottingham City Council, the CleanTech Business Network will host six events this year with the aim to promote and support Nottingham’s clean tech economy. The next event, called ‘Nottingham – Ultra […]

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Ambitious for a low emission transport future

Ambitious for a low emission transport future

Nottingham City Council is driving the way towards a low carbon, sustainable transport future. The City Council is awaiting the verdict of the Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) to its bid for a £8.5m to help develop electric car charging infrastructure and other measures to promote a low carbon transport area in the […]

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