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Be bright and turn out the light

Be bright and turn out the light

Recently Stanstead nursery and primary School in Rise Park was awarded its SCoRE (Schools’ Collaboration on Resource Efficiency) status.  The children at Stanstead took part in a week-long Eco programme taking an active part in measuring and assessing their school’s current energy efficiency. They used the results of their work to decide which five energy […]

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Council Squeezes Last Drops from Government’s Green Funding Stream

Council Squeezes Last Drops from Government’s Green Funding Stream

Nottingham City Council has secured £5m of Government money to improve the energy efficiency of over 1300 homes, ahead of the funding stream being turned off. The council will use the Green Deal Communities funding to deliver external wall insulation to owner occupier homes in Nobel Road and Lenton Abbey – but it’s likely to […]

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Official – Nottingham is Top City for Carbon Reduction

Official – Nottingham is Top City for Carbon Reduction

Nottingham has the lowest carbon emissions of all of England’s largest cities, according to latest Government figures. The Department for Energy and Climate Change DECC recently released carbon emissions data confirming Nottingham’s continued year on year reduction in carbon emissions since 2005. Overall our carbon emissions total has fallen by 21%. We are now producing […]

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See Tracks? Think Tram! Lessons on the right lines for learning

See Tracks? Think Tram! Lessons on the right lines for learning

Children aged three to 11 from a Nottingham school who have been studying lesson plans created by a Nottingham teacher to help them learn about the coming of the tram were rewarded for their efforts when a tram came calling at a stop just by their school. Pupils from 12 classes at  Welbeck Primary and […]

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Groups come together to clean up the River Leen!

Groups come together to clean up the River Leen!

Groups across Bulwell joined forces to help clean up the area around the River Leen on Monday 13 July from 10am. The clean-up was part of Bulwell’s Day of Action and is a partnership approach to resolving issues in the area and keep it clean and safe. The Neighbourhood Management Team for the area was joined […]

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Ellie the Electric Bus is helping to spread Nottingham’s fantastic electric bus message

Ellie the Electric Bus is helping to spread Nottingham’s fantastic electric bus message

The next stop for Ellie the Electric bus – a character developed to help spread the message of the city’s electric bus fleet to youngsters – is Crabtree Farm School in Bulwell. Since its launch in March, more than 4,500 copies of the Ellie the Electric Bus and the Lost Puppy public transport themed book […]

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‘Outstanding’ Sneinton C of E Primary School gains Sustrans Bronze School Mark

‘Outstanding’ Sneinton C of E Primary School gains Sustrans Bronze School Mark

Sneinton C of E Primary School will become the first school in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to be awarded Sustrans’ Bronze School Mark Award. On July 7th, the Sheriff of Nottingham Councillor Mohammed Saghir and Nottingham’s Cycling Champion Councillor Jane Urquhart will present the award for the school’s outstanding commitment to cycling. Funded by the Local […]

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