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Herefordshire Zero Carbon and Nature Rich

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



Pictured left to right are: Mark Stacey (4R Group), Jonathan Lloyd (4R Reassurance), Richard Vaughan (Sustainability & Climate Change Manager, Herefordshire Council), Nigel Box (4R Reassurance), Ali Parker (Herefordshire NFU), Steve Klenk (Chair, of Farm Herefordshire and Chair of Climate and Nature Board's  farming sub-group)

First of 30 farm carbon audits takes place

The first carbon audit has taken place at a Herefordshire farm this week as part of the county's drive to reach net zero by 2030. The audit, which was funded by Herefordshire Council's Climate Reserve as part of the Greener Footprints campaign, took…


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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