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Herefordshire Zero Carbon and Nature Rich

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



Greener Footprints carbon workout guide, save money, save the environment

How to save money by going green: new guide launched

A new 'Carbon Workout' guide has been launched as part of the Herefordshire Greener Footprints campaign to help local people save money, while doing their bit for the environment at the same time. With spiralling energy bills, rising food prices and…

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Herefordshire businesses step up to climate challenge

Within just weeks of its launch, more than ten businesses have already come forward to join the Greener Footprints ’30 for 2030’ campaign, helping to lead the way towards a low-carbon nature-rich Herefordshire. The ’30 for 2030’ initiative puts the…


Transport contributes 36% to Herefordshire's carbon emissions.
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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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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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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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