Archive by category Environment

Wollaton Hall leading the way for greener heritage buildings

Wollaton Hall leading the way for greener heritage buildings

Historic Wollaton Hall is set to save over £5,000 a year by switching to state-of-the-art LED lighting. Better known for their commitment to preserving the past, the staff at the Hall have worked with the City Council’s energy team to utilise the latest lighting technology to save money on electricity and cut carbon emissions. With […]

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Growing Nottingham’s Energy Sector  

Growing Nottingham’s Energy Sector   

Nottingham City Council’s domestic solar panel programme has teamed up with local companies Robin Hood Energy and EkkoSense to further develop the energy sector in Nottingham. The Council has an extensive solar panel programme across its council houses which are manged by Nottingham City Homes and the city has one the highest take ups of […]

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Nottingham shortlisted for European Mobility Week Award

Nottingham shortlisted for European Mobility Week Award

Nottingham is one of ten authorities across Europe shortlisted for a prestigious European Union award for encouraging people to choose greener ways to travel. The winner of the European Mobility Week Award 2015 will be announced at an award ceremony on April 20 in Brussels, Belgium. The award focuses on local authority activities to coax […]

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Nottingham City Council builds on award-winning public solar carport initiative

Nottingham City Council builds on award-winning public solar carport initiative

Nottingham City Council has expanded its capacity to generate green energy with a further solar carport installation at the Ken Martin Leisure Centre. With ever tighter budgets to manage, councils across the country are looking at ways to not only save money but to earn income too.  This solar panel scheme is part of a […]

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Progressing the Western Cycle superhighway

Progressing the Western Cycle superhighway

Work to build the city’s new cycle superhighway ‘Western Corridor’ Section 1 from Palatine Street to Haslam Street continues it’s next phase on Tuesday March 29 and will be completed by May 6 2016. The Nottingham Cycle City Ambition Programme (NCCAP) is funded by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, which approved the £6.1m funding on […]

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Nottingham City Council awards £26,000 in community grants for green initiatives

Nottingham City Council awards £26,000 in community grants for green initiatives

A dozen community groups with great green ideas are benefiting from a share of £26,000 of grant money handed out by Nottingham City Council. The Greener Nottingham Community Grant is designed for community, voluntary and not-for-profit organisations to encourage communities to live more sustainably.  Grants have been awarded to projects that will bring communities together […]

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Nottingham comes together in mass litter picks!

Nottingham comes together in mass litter picks!

Nottingham City Council is hosting a series of mass litter picks as part of its support for the country’s biggest – ever community clean up. The national Clean for The Queen campaign aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in April. Supported by anti-litter charity Keep Britain Tidy, the […]

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Free flood and water management event – future challenges and business opportunities

Free flood and water management event – future challenges and business opportunities

The fourth in a series of free events exploring opportunities within Nottingham’s emerging clean technology sector takes place on Wednesday 9 March. Sponsored by Nottingham City Council, the CleanTech Business Network is hosting six events this year to promote and support Nottingham’s clean tech economy. The recent severe storms and floods that affected many parts […]

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Exciting new waste exhibition launches in Nottingham

Exciting new waste exhibition launches in Nottingham

An exciting new exhibition has launched in Nottingham which celebrates creative upcycling. ‘Trash to Treasure’ is a series of innovative exhibitions featuring artwork and everyday objects which have all been created from waste. It is the brainchild of knowtrash – who have a unique collection of more than 4,000 contemporary upcycled artefacts from more than 30 […]

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