22 ways to show you care for the environment and nature in 2022
As Herefordshire works towards becoming carbon zero by 2030, the Greener Footprints campaign has put together a range of environmentally-led practical
ideas for New Year’s Resolutions that require next to zero effort – some of which are already well practiced and others which are very little known.
All have been put forward to help everyone living in the county to take simple green footsteps to lower their personal carbon footprints, protect nature and wildlife, whilst at the same time helping to improve health, save money, establish new networks and friends, as well as open up new interests and career and job opportunities.
According to research undertaken by Environmental charity, Hubbub, last year one in six people resolved to reduce their impact on the environment, ranking the environment higher than resolutions about romantic relationships, relationships with friends and hobbies. So, let’s ensure we go even further this year – get started now with our list of 22 ways to become greener in 2022.
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… read more on article: "How to save money by going green: new guide launched"
Hereford-based learner driving school WyeDrive has signed up to take the journey to net zero, as part of the county’s Greener Footprints campaign. WyeDrive is on course to reduce its carbon footprint by 13 tonnes a year with the purchase of two new… read more on article: "Journey to net zero: Herefordshire driving school is latest to sign the Greener Footprints pledge "
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… read more on article: "Herefordshire businesses step up to climate challenge"
The 30 for 2030 initiative has launched this week aiming to encourage Herefordshire businesses to share their journey as they work towards becoming net zero, while inspiring other organisations along the way. Find out more about how your business or… read more on article: "30 for 2030 launches in Herefordshire"
Local community groups across Herefordshire are reaping the benefits of funding awarded as part of the Community Climate and Nature Grant Scheme. Herefordshire based non-profit groups, organisations and Parish Councils were invited to apply for fun… read more on article: "Climate and Nature Grant making a difference"
Find out how you can take some positive steps to make your garden a better place for nature by downloading the new 'Carbon workout guide for gardens'. This new six point guide has been put together by Herefordshire Wildlife Trust in partnership wit… read more on article: "Give your garden a carbon workout!"
As Herefordshire works towards becoming carbon zero by 2030, the Greener Footprints campaign has put together a range of environmentally-led practicalideas for New Year’s Resolutions that require next to zero effort – some of which are already well p… read more on article: "22 ways to show you care for the environment and nature in 2022"
The Citizens’ Climate Assembly met in January to help shape how Herefordshire Council meets the challenges of climate change. The Citizens’ Climate Assembly brought together a randomly selected group of people who broadly represented the entire comm… read more on article: "Citizens' Climate Assembly"
Greener Footprints is a new county-wide campaign to encourage those living, working and running businesses in Herefordshire to be part of a game-changing “movement of positive action” to tackle climate change and protect the county’s rich nature and… read more on article: "Sign the Greener Footprints pledge – help create the county we want in the future"
The charge points have been funded by Highways England and installed by SWARCO, who will run the points. The charge points are in Herefordshire Council car parks at Edde Cross Street car park in Ross on Wye, St Martin’s car park in Hereford and Broad… read more on article: "Three new electric vehicle charge points are now online in the county."
Community groups across the county are being invited to apply for funding to tackle the Climate and Ecological Emergency through a new Community Climate and Nature Grant Scheme. Non-profit groups or organisations based in Herefordshire (or a Heref… read more on article: "Community Climate and Nature Grants - apply now!"
Funded by the Central Government Covid Recovery Grant, Herefordshire Council wishes to support up to six communities to establish community car clubs during an 18 month pilot. A community car club is a local, member-based initiative that provides ac… read more on article: "Herefordshire Community car club pilot scheme "
When you’re next out and about, you may notice that three ‘green’ bus shelters with living plants on the roofs have been installed at the Red Barn Drive stop on Yazor Road, and the Memorial and Victoria bus stops on Whitecross Road. The roofs are p… read more on article: "Hereford’s looking up – have you noticed anything different about your bus stops recently?"