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Travelchoice in Peterborough is one of the three DfT Sustainable Travel Demonstration Town projects.
The overall aims of this behavioural change project were to (a) improve the quality and availability of up to date accurate travel information (b) encourage and enable more people to try walking, cycling, car sharing and public transport and (c) provide a positive experience for existing and new sustainable transport users.
Peterborough City Council along with Hampton College has created a game to test citizens’ knowledge on surrounding environmental issues allowing the Council to interact with all types of residents and ensuring the participants learn valuable lessons.
Dundee City Council has joined the Carbon Management Programme to ensure the council’s commitment to greenhouse gas reduction is incorporated into new and established strategies. The city council reduced energy consumption by 11.2% and the initiatives employed included the use of 350,000 grant from the Scottish Government’s Central Efficiency Fund.
A project with the aim of raising the profile of environmental issues in Neath Port Talbot using a range of media to gain popular familiarity and recognition about a range of issues. A website and has formed the hub of the initiative with a ‘green map’. It has cost approximately 11,500 and has attracted 250 website hits per month.
This report represents the final policy recommendations from over six months of discussions, workshops and research into the policies of a model environmentally sustainable Council. Here we present some discussion around the issues and some practical examples of local government and environmental sustainability
These essays provide an insight into the current thinking on the future of mayors and local government. The essays here are persuasive, yet despite the strong differences of opinion, we can begin to see the potential for some kind of consensus for the future.
If we can protect our environment locally – if small sustainable communities can be formed – then there is no reason that these models cannot go on to protect nationally and globally.
Way out in Gateshead (WinG) trains young people to become voluntary instructors in outdoor settings – contributing to all five ‘Every Child Matters’ outcomes.
This document is a an attempt at synthesising the ideas and suggestions made by a leading group of experts from the second session. They are categorised according to themes which emerged during the discussion.
The Innovation Council was set up in to look into the work of local Councils, and to come up with innovative new ideas for them to adapt and adopt to their own individual areas. We assembled a group of eighteen senior figures from local government, business, NGOs and environmental experts in order to discuss the underlying principles for achieving a model environmentally sustainable Council.