Carbon-busting specialists will be taking to the streets of the borough as part of a new initiative to support people and businesses to take more action on climate change.
A new team for going green
One of the first of its kind in the country, the green team is being created to help communities and companies to go even further to cut their emissions and play their part in achieving a net zero carbon borough by 2030.
Once established in the summer, the six-strong green team will regularly attend events and go door to door as they help local people and small to medium-sized businesses to cut their carbon footprints and make changes to be more sustainable.
This includes by providing advice on topics such as saving energy, cutting emissions from transport, improving the natural environment and reducing, reusing and recycling waste.
The plan to create the team was approved at Council in February as part of setting the council’s budget for 2023/24.
- Sustainability Advisors – to provide advice on energy-saving measures, signpost to support and offer guidance, including grant applications and understanding utility bills.
- Domestic Energy Assessor – to offer more specialist and technical support. This includes evaluating properties and issuing energy performance certificates to set out the improvements that could be made to save energy and money.
- Green Team Leader – to ensure the smooth running of the team by managing the advisors and assessor roles, coordinating the events and activities they undertake and reporting on the performance of the team.