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Herefordshire Zero Carbon and Nature Rich

The county-wide action plan and how you can make a difference

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The Great Collaboration website home page

The portal to the Great Collaboration is ready to go!

The Herefordshire Green Network, in collaboration with Caplor Horizons and with funding from the MCS Charitable Foundation, has developed an innovative online web-platform for local councils as an engagement tool for their communities.

Cllr Harrington trying out the new Beryl e-bike

New e-bikes will help power City’s green recovery

Taking greener journeys across Hereford has become even easier and more accessible to the wider public with the introduction of the Beryl e-Bike. 30 Beryl e-Bikes are now available to hire from Beryl Bays across the city, as part of the existing b…

Example results screen of the Parish Carbon Calculator

Parish carbon calculator

The parish carbon calculator is now live! The Midlands Energy Hub, the Centre for Sustainable Energy, Exeter University, BEIS and parish councils from across England have developed a carbon footprinting tool that can be used to support local action.…

Transport

Transport contributes 36% to Herefordshire's carbon emissions.
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Energy

Three quarters of the energy consumed in Herefordshire is used to heat and power buildings (both residential and commercial) and the appliances they contain….
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Food

Emissions resulting from food consumption for an average family of four are almost double the emissions from their transport and heating usage combined...
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Housing and buildings

Over one-third of Herefordshire's greenhouse gas emissions come from heating homes and other buildings.
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Waste

75,000 tonnes of household waste is generated in the county every year. 41% is sent for recycling and composting.
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Farming and land use

The way we manage land is a key part of the solution to getting to a net zero and nature rich county. There are significant opportunities to capture carbon in the soil, plant hedges and trees…
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