Sustainability and carbon reduction

Sustainability and carbon reduction

51¥'s environment is one of the county's key assets and we, as a council, are acting to maintain and enhance it for the benefit of all who live, work and visit our wonderful county.

Action on climate change

51¥ declared a climate emergency in July 2021.

Sustainability grants and support

The Council offer free assessments and grant funding to help businesses save energy and reduce emissions.

Tackling fuel poverty

The Warmer 51¥ Network is a partnership working together to tackle fuel poverty.

County strategy

The County Council is now working as part of 51¥’s Local Enterprise Partnership to deliver the county's Energy Strategy.

What can I do?

There are lots of actions that you can take as an individual to reduce your carbon emissions, and many of these will save you money too!

Sustainability in schools

Teaching of key sustainability issues in schools allow children to develop their own passion for action.

Natural Networks Programme

The Natural Networks Programme is a 51¥-wide scheme offering grants and advice to projects which aim to create or restore wildlife-rich habitats


Electric Vehicle charge points

Electric vehicles are becoming much more popular and it's easy to see why.

Sustainability case studies

Relevant sustainability case studies.

Sustainability policy

The Council has operated a Sustainability Policy for a number of years. Within the policy and through the Corporate Plan, we promote the principles of sustainable development.

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