Climate Change

The council is committed to tackling climate change. We've declared a ‘climate emergency’ - vowing to half our carbon footprint by 2025 and make the county carbon neutral by 2030.

Climate Change

Welcome to our climate change webpages where you can find information about how we are commited to reducing our carbon footprint 

In recent years the council has reduced its carbon emissions by a third and the area is now ranked as one of the greenest in the country. However we acknowledge we have a significant role to play in both further reducing our own greenhouse gas emissions and providing the leadership to encourage residents, businesses and other organisations to take action to cut their own carbon footprint.

The need to continue to reduce our carbon emissions has accelerated recently with a growing understanding that restricting global temperature rises is the key priority in avoiding the issues associated with climate change.

 

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Climate commitment action plan

The council is committed to tackling climate change. We've declared a ‘climate emergency’ - vowing to half our carbon footprint by 2025 and make the county carbon neutral by 2030.

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Solar Power

Solar power is the technology used to harness the sun's energy and make it usable.

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Renewable energy

An ambitious renewable energy programme is being developed in Northumberland

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Refill Water Scheme

Refill not only makes refilling a reusable water bottle easy, but it saves you money too. Through the campaign we aim to stop millions of single-use plastic bottles at source each year, preventing plastic pollution from entering our rivers and sea.

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Reduce, reuse and recycle

Here you will find tips, advice and guidance on everything from what you can recycle to where to take your rubbish and how to reduce your food waste and Love Your Clothes.

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Sustainable transport

Northumberland County Council promotes sustainable transport under the Go Smarter banner.

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