Climate change - news and funding

Local action

We are:

  • Working to reduce the carbon emissions of our buildings and the impact of staff travel. We are installing electric changing points to car parks
  •  Increasing biodiversity through management of our green spaces
  •  Working with schools, businesses and community groups to increase funding and activities to reduce carbon emissions across the borough

The funds the Borough Council ring-fences to support voluntary and community sector organisations (VCS) and its many volunteers will consider environmental impact as key criteria this year. In addition, the borough’s 'making a difference' awards will include an award for best environmental project; the criteria will include carbon reduction within a particular area.
We are identifying climate change champions across the borough:

  • Several of our parish councils have identified wildflower meadows and verges, and some, like Carlton and Burbage have introduced wildlife habitats for bugs, hedgehogs and birds and/or tree planting initiatives
  • Sport in Desford has introduced electric vehicle charging points with the support of the Borough Council
  • Carlton has replaced stiles with kissing gates to encourage more people to use footpaths
  • Groby and Stoke Golding are working to introduce cycle paths

To register as a climate change champion, please complete the climate change contact form with details of your activities.

Last updated: 25/10/2023 11:24