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Success at Big Green Business Event!

Herefordshire Council and Herefordshire Means Business hosted a sold-out business networking breakfast earlier this week, at the Shell Store on Skylon Park, as part of Greener Footprints Week. Some 100 delegates from a broad range of Herefordshire or…

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Greener Footprints Week 8-16th June 2024

Greener Footprint Week is here!

This year, Greener Footprints is again taking part in the Great Big Green Week with events, a competition, and other opportunities for you to engage with. The theme of the week is ‘swapping for good’ – can you make a swap to help the climate and nat…

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Pond dipping delight at Bosbury Primary School

Tadpoles, Dragonfly and Water Boatman – a school pond, and new equipment, offers students at Bosbury Primary School the chance to see a wonderful array of wildlife up close. In late April, officers in the Sustainability and Climate Change team at H…

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Themes

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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