Archive by category Climate Change

Nottingham world first: Electric bin lorries take to the streets

Nottingham world first: Electric bin lorries take to the streets

Two new electric bin lorries have started operating in Nottingham in a world first – and they’re outperforming their diesel counterparts. The sparkling new, clean and green answer to bin collections, the lorries have been doing the rounds for a few weeks and are already saving up to 70 litres of diesel and 360kg of […]

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City reaffirms global agreement to underline its ‘green’ agenda

City reaffirms global agreement to underline its ‘green’ agenda

The Deputy Leader of Nottingham City Council has reiterated the authority’s carbon-neutral aims as she prepares to sign up once more to a global commitment. Councillor Sally Longford, pictured, will make the Council a signatory again on the Global Covenant of Mayors (GCM), which it first signed up to in 2008. GCM is a worldwide […]

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Nottingham residents thanked for recycling efforts during pandemic

Nottingham residents thanked for recycling efforts during pandemic

Nottingham City Council says that national Recycle Week 2020 is another chance to work towards its ambitious carbon-neutral targets. Recycle Week runs from Monday (21 September) and aims to encourage more people to recycle and re-use the products they buy. The City Council has also thanked residents for continuing to recycle during lockdown and reiterated […]

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Nottingham’s carbon-neutral campaign signs off with bell-ringing

Nottingham’s carbon-neutral campaign signs off with bell-ringing

A 28-day challenge to show families in Nottingham how fun and easy it can be to go carbon-neutral formally ends tonight (Friday) with the sound of the Little John bell. #28For28 has been running throughout August to raise awareness of climate issues and what small things can be done which add up to make a […]

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Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Carbon Neutral Nottingham reaches global Wellbeing Cities Award finals

Nottingham has been selected as a finalist city in the Wellbeing Cities Awards, receiving international recognition for its Carbon Neutral Charter and Action Plan. It is the only English city of out of 20 across all themes and the only UK finalist in its category, Integrating Nature and Biodiversity – with Bordeaux and Florence among […]

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Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan is blueprint for a green recovery

Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan is blueprint for a green recovery

Almost 1,000 responses from residents, businesses and organisations across Nottingham have helped to shape how the city aims to become carbon neutral by 2028. A two-month consultation earlier this year has been used to inform and change the City Council’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Action Plan. And it’s hoped the Plan will help Nottingham to make […]

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Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Lockdown helps city efforts to nurture bee friendly spaces

Improved air quality is one positive outcome from lockdown – and it’s led to wildflowers and bees thriving in Nottingham’s parks and along roadsides. The council has a pledge to increase bee-friendly environments in all 20 city wards, and these efforts have been accelerated as a result of coronavirus restrictions. “Excuse the weeds, we’re feeding […]

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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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