Archive by category Environment

Miyawaki-style mini forest to be planted in Nottingham

Miyawaki-style mini forest to be planted in Nottingham

Green Hustle, in collaboration with the Sherwood People’s Forest Project, Nottingham Open Spaces Forum and Nottingham City Council Parks and Open Spaces team, is planting Nottingham’s first Miyawaki-style mini forest. The planting of what will be known as the Hustle Holt, takes place on Woodthorpe Grange Park on Friday 29 and Saturday 30 October. It’s […]

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Green housing project to be showcased as part of COP26 Climate Change Conference

Green housing project to be showcased as part of COP26 Climate Change Conference

A project to transform some of Nottingham’s hardest-to-heat council homes into super warm and energy efficient houses, has been chosen to be showcased at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). The Energiesprong NCH2050 Homes project is just one of 17 projects worldwide that will be on show at the conference, which takes place […]

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Get great discounts and prizes when you combat climate change with Green Rewards

Get great discounts and prizes when you combat climate change with Green Rewards

Join Green Rewards today and earn great discounts, vouchers and prizes at local businesses in your community for playing your part to combat climate change and achieve net zero. That’s the message from all nine local councils in Nottinghamshire who have joined forces with local universities and creator Jump for a trailblazing partnership. It provides […]

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Energy projects help scoop regional title for second successive year

Energy projects help scoop regional title for second successive year

Nottingham City Council has defended its ‘Best Local Authority’ title at a regional energy awards ceremony. The Council held off strong competition from Derby, Leicester and Peterborough to land the East Midlands Energy Efficiency Award for the second year running. The accolade recognises one ‘exceptional’ council which has shown a true commitment to promoting energy […]

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Giant wall and roof panels to be craned in to make greener homes 

Giant wall and roof panels to be craned in to make greener homes 

The first of the super energy efficient wall panels will be craned in and installed on council homes in Sneinton this week, as work continues to make them greener and more energy efficient. This work is part of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) funded Deep Retrofit Energy Model (DREeM) project. This project will make 138 […]

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Free solar energy for over 600 city homes

Free solar energy for over 600 city homes

Low-income homeowners and private renters in Nottingham can apply to the City Council to have solar panels fitted to their properties free of charge, in a bid to reduce energy bills and reduce carbon emissions. Nottingham City Council has secured £4,367,540 from the Government’s Green Homes Grant to fit solar panels to around 655 properties […]

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Nottingham City Council launches new recycling points for small electrical items and Tetrapak cartons

Nottingham City Council launches new recycling points for small electrical items and Tetrapak cartons

Small electrical items and Tetrapaks can now be deposited for recycling at a leisure centre and the City Council’s HQ, thanks to a council pilot scheme starting today (Monday September 6th). Clifton Leisure Centre and Loxley House in the city centre are two of the first designated drop-off points taking part in the scheme, with […]

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National triple whammy impacts Nottingham waste services

National triple whammy impacts Nottingham waste services

Nottingham residents are being urged to remain patient and do what they can to help bin crews who like others across the country have been impacted by a combination of Covid and driver shortages. Nottingham’s thinly stretched crews are prioritising general household and recycled waste – meaning that garden waste and bulky waste are not […]

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Nottingham’s renewed pledge to take local action against climate emergency

Nottingham’s renewed pledge to take local action against climate emergency

City Council Deputy Leader Cllr Sally Longford has today signed the Glasgow Food and Climate Declaration, as Glasgow prepares to host the pivotal COP26 conference in the wake of a stark UN report on global warming. It comes over twenty years after Nottingham led the charge against climate change among local councils with its Nottingham […]

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Council’s £140million plan to retrofit more homes and cut energy bills

Council’s £140million plan to retrofit more homes and cut energy bills

Nottingham City Council is leading a regional bid for up to £140million of Government funding to help tackle fuel poverty. As the accountable body for the Midlands Energy Hub, the Council plans to apply for the grant from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), through its ‘Sustainable Warmth Competition’. The Midlands Energy […]

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