Archive by category Clean and Green

Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

As part of the celebration of the redevelopments of Nottingham Castle, Nottingham City Council and The Castle Trust are giving every primary school in Nottingham city the chance to plant a Quercus Robus (Sherwood) oak tree. The plan is to create spiral of oak trees running from Nottingham Castle all the way to the heart […]

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No more fossil fuel investment, please!

No more fossil fuel investment, please!

By Cllr Sally Longford, Deputy Leader, Nottingham City Council I am calling on the Nottinghamshire Local Government Pension Fund to stop investing in fossil fuels to show our commitment to tackling climate change. This is not only an environmentally sound stance, but increasingly financially sensible too. The fund, which provides the pensions for thousands of […]

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Valley Road Park and The Day Brook – Let the River Flow

Valley Road Park and The Day Brook – Let the River Flow

Work nears completion this month on improvements to Valley Road Park with the release of the water into the newly created river alignment. The Blue Green Infrastructure project, part funded by the European regional development Fund,  delivered by Balfour Beatty with works procured through the Scape Civil Engineering and Infrastructure Framework, has realigned the river […]

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How you’re already benefitting from Nottingham’s carbon neutral ambitions

How you’re already benefitting from Nottingham’s carbon neutral ambitions

By Cllr Sally Longford Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Energy and Sustainability Nottingham City Council You might have heard that Nottingham City Council is aiming for Nottingham to become carbon neutral by 2028. You may greet this with a shrug, a snort of derision or a round of applause. Whatever your standpoint, there are […]

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Next phase of award-winning scheme will see over 150 ultra-low energy homes developed in Nottingham

Next phase of award-winning scheme will see over 150 ultra-low energy homes developed in Nottingham

The next phase of a pioneering scheme to turn hard-to-heat council houses in Nottingham into ultra-low energy homes got underway today (Wednesday 23rd January.) Nottingham is the first place in the UK to pilot the ground-breaking whole-house renovation approach known as Energiesprong, with ten homes successfully completed and a further 17 now underway. It formed […]

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New decade, new green plan for Nottingham

New decade, new green plan for Nottingham

The start of a new decade sees Nottingham City Council declaring a climate emergency and urging others to help it meet its ambitious target to be carbon neutral by 2028. The council has long led the way on environmental innovation; from galvanising councils around the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change twenty years ago to investing […]

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Cutting air pollution must be a Government priority, says leading councillor

Cutting air pollution must be a Government priority, says leading councillor

A call for the Government to commit to urgently cut air pollution levels in the UK made today by a national group of 175 doctors and health professionals has been backed by the Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council. The Group has warned that that the “severe pressures” the NHS is under this winter are […]

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Nottingham City Council awarded national Climate Champion title

Nottingham City Council awarded national Climate Champion title

Nottingham City Council has won the title of Climate Champion in a top national award, in recognition of its ambitious plans to be the first UK city to become carbon neutral. The Council was also declared overall winners of the Guardian’s prestigious Public Service Awards held in London tonight (November 26th). The Climate Champion category […]

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Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national award

Nottingham’s ultra-low energy homes win national award

A revolutionary approach to whole house refurbishment that is radically improving the energy efficiency of over 150 homes in Nottingham has been declared the Local Authority Initiative of the Year at the prestigious Energy Awards. The Energy awards, which took place in London last week, recognise excellence and celebrate the intelligent use of energy in […]

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City’s parks get behind National Tree Week and the Big Climate Fightback

City’s parks get behind National Tree Week and the Big Climate Fightback

Nottingham City Council’s Public Realm team is getting behind an annual campaign to celebrate trees and the impact they have on the environment and on wellbeing. From this weekend, The Tree Council is asking the public to get involved with National Tree Week – a celebration to raise awareness and appreciation for trees, and to […]

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