Herefordshire is on a rapid journey towards achieving zero carbon by 2030 to create a county that we all want in the future.
Like many places across the UK, Herefordshire declared a climate emergency in 2019 which was followed by the development of a Climate and Nature Action Plan involving people across the county.
Sitting alongside and supporting these plans and the achievement of the county's net zero ambition is the Greener Footprints communications and engagement campaign. This has been designed to encourage, inspire and mobilise people and organisations from all corners of the community to be part of a Herefordshire-wide "movement of positive action" on a scale never seen before in order to tackle climate change and protect the county's rich nature and wildlife.
These environmental ambitions and activities are being steered and driven by a specially created 16-strong Climate and Nature Partnership Board who bring a wealth of expertise and knowledge through their roles in conservation, wildlife, architecture, farming, the media, community energy, research, land management, agricultural policy and running businesses.
Senior Conservation Manager at Herefordshire Wildlife Trust.
Climate and Green Spaces ambassador at Hereford City Youth Council.
Senior Visitor Experience Officer, National Trust.
Elly Deacon Smith
Director at Arbor Architects, an environmentally focused architectural practice.
Associate at Architype, an environmental consultancy and architectural practice.
Director of Pomona Solar Co-op, a Herefordshire community energy scheme, co-chair of Herefordshire Green Network and former editorial director of an international renewable energy magazine.
A craft cider and perry maker and former adviser on environmental policy to the UK government and parliament.
Founding Director of New Leaf Sustainable Development. Founding member of Herefordshire Green Network. Currently working with Transition Together (Transition Network UK).
Head of Sustainability at SMS Plc, a large low carbon energy and metering company.
Manager of acute and emergency services at Hereford County Hospital.
Board member of Marches LEP for energy and net zero carbon emissions, voluntary director of Leominster and Pomona community-owned energy Co-operatives, vice chair of Herefordshire Green Network.
Founder of Caplor Energy, a Herefordshire based renewable installation company and also board member of multiple local, regional and national bodies associated with sustainability.
Head of Estates, New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering.
Cabinet member for economy and environment, Herefordshire Council.