Climate Emergency

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

The Climate Emergency facing our world is a very real issue, but there is plenty we can do to take action to help protect our planet.

Cheshire West and Chester Council declared a Climate Emergency in the borough in 2019 and put forward its Climate Emergency Response plan, which aims to help the borough become carbon neutral by 2045.

This is a space to share ideas, stories and tips about what you are doing locally to reduce your carbon emissions and impact on the environment. Now's the time to react and play your part to make our borough carbon neutral.

The Climate Emergency facing our world is a very real issue, but there is plenty we can do to take action to help protect our planet.

Cheshire West and Chester Council declared a Climate Emergency in the borough in 2019 and put forward its Climate Emergency Response plan, which aims to help the borough become carbon neutral by 2045.

This is a space to share ideas, stories and tips about what you are doing locally to reduce your carbon emissions and impact on the environment. Now's the time to react and play your part to make our borough carbon neutral.

What are you doing to tackle the Climate Emergency?

Residents, community groups, schools and businesses across the borough are busy playing their part to protect our local environment and reduce their impact on the planet by reducing their carbon emissions.

Lots of people taking action together can make a big impact and we want to hear all about the things you are doing. It could be a short tip, a blog or vlog on a certain topic, a pledge to say what you hope to achieve or about an event you’ve organised.

By sharing your story, you could inspire others across the borough to take action today and help us achieve our ambition of being a carbon neutral borough.

Please add your story here

  • You can add text, photos and videos to your story
  • Please ensure you have permission to share anything featured here
  • Please remember this is a public space, so please do not share any personal information about yourself or others in your comment.

We may occasionally contact people who have uploaded an inspiring story to ask if we could share it wider, such as on the Council's social media channels or our Climate Emergency enewsletter. We will always ask permission before we do this and we will only share stories with your approval.

Thank you for sharing your story with us.

You need to be signed in to share your story.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Just Footprints expands into Frodsham & deploys Zero-emissions Electric Delivery Car!

    by Just Footprints, about 6 hours ago

    Like many small businesses, Chester's First Single-use-plastic-free Refill shop, Just Footprints - https://justfootprintsltd.co.uk/ has battled the effects of the pandemic and subsequent reduction in customers due to the Northgate Development works. Cheshire West and Chester Council helped us to get started, with a great deal on our first space in the Forum Shopping Centre.

    We added the option of "Click-and-Collect" at the start of the pandemic, but we always had plans to expand the business into other areas and to find a way of providing home deliveries, in a sustainable way.

    The great news is that we have now opened... Continue reading

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Green Expo 2022 - June 16-19th

    by Jane Harrad-Roberts, Project Director, Green Expo 2022, about 9 hours ago

    A recent survey by CHASE (Cheshire Heritage and Sustainability Enterprises Community Interest Company) found that 84% of Cheshire residents would ‘like to know more about climate change, Net Zero and how it applies locally’.

    As a result and as well as restoring the Hydro Building in Chester and creating the Hydro Hub, CHASE is also organising Green Expo for June 16-19, 2022. Proceeds from Green Expo will go towards the restoration of what once generated over a third of Chester's electricity from water power on the Dee.

    Green Expo is FREE to attend and will run alongside the River Dee... Continue reading

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Little Leigh Active Travel Group

    by Martin Beecroft, 11 days ago

    Concerns about climate change and the need to reduce the reliance on motor vehicles have led us, as a small Parish Council, to encourage people out of their cars and to cycle or walk shorter journeys whenever possible.

    Little Leigh village is bordered by busy 'A' roads and the Trent and Mersey Canal with only one, very hazardous, narrow footpath connecting to our nearest local services in Barnton. We are not served by public transport. The result is that most residents and visitors have little choice but to use private motor vehicles for most journeys. Our successful and popular Primary... Continue reading

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Neston Earth Group

    by Rachel Smith, 15 days ago

    Neston Earth Group is a community based group focused on promoting interest and care of the local environment and raising awareness of the climate emergency. We aim to think globally and act locally. Our group was founded in 2019 following the success of the Neston EarthFestival at the Neston Community and Youth Centre with the desire to keep green initiatives moving in the community.

    Our members have networked with Wirral and Cheshire West and Chester Councils, and Mersey Forest amongst others and we are listed on the Mersey Green Map run by Transition Liverpool and the Big Green List run... Continue reading

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    THE PRIDE OF BRITAIN REDUCING A TOWNS CARBON FOOTPRINT

    by NCS, 15 days ago

    The carbon footprint of the world, your country, your community can be viewed in many ways but one of the simplest and most overlooked is the food we waste. Waste food will go to landfill. I guess that’s obvious to us all but what you might not know is that supermarkets supplying millions of pounds worth of food each week, order enough with some to spare. Just in case!

    So, in your town if the combined supermarkets sell one million pounds worth of food each week, between 1% and 5% of it goes to waste. Between £10,000 and £50,000 worth... Continue reading

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Chester Zoo Wildlife Champions

    by Hannah Brooks Chester Zoo, 24 days ago

    Chester Zoo in collaboration with partners has recently launched the Nature Recovery Network. A key aspect of this project is to train local Wildlife Champions in Chester to upskill and empower community leaders to take action to improve their local greenspace for wildlife and for people, involving their local community in the process. We’ve just announced the dates for our first course which will start on 20th November, and there will be 5 more courses running in 2022. We would love to hear from anyone who would like to participate either in the first course or in 2022... Continue reading

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Next stage of project to reduce flood risk in Tattenhall is completed

    26 days ago

    The second phase of a project designed to harness the power of nature to reduce flood risk to the people of Tattenhall in Cheshire was recently completed.

    Delivered by the Environment Agency working in partnership with the Bolesworth Estate, Tattenhall Wildlife Group, Environmental Land Management Associates (ELMS), The Mersey Forest and Pownall Plant Ltd, the project has seen the creation of three water storage areas, using earth bunds, where up to 4,500 cubic metres of water will be held upstream of the village when flooding might occur.

    The areas have been created using banks to temporarily hold water back in... Continue reading

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Responsible Investment: our pledge to climate change

    by CheshirePensionFund, 28 days ago

    Many of you will know that a Local Government Pension Scheme is what’s known as a defined benefit (DB) scheme, meaning an individual’s pension benefits aren’t linked to investment returns, rather they are guaranteed with the cost shared between scheme members, their employers and ultimately the taxpayer

    Local Government Pension Funds have historically been invested across multiple areas to achieve strong investment returns to meet their fiduciary duties - to pay pensions, and in turn minimise the cost of the benefits that fall back on to the local taxpayer.

    In recent years there has been an increased focus on ESG... Continue reading

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Video recorded by Newton Primary School pupils promotes the benefits of recycling

    28 days ago

    Pupils at Newton Primary School have collaborated to record a video that promotes the benefits of recycling and delivers a strong anti-littering message.

  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral Project

    by Ashton Hayes Community Energy, about 1 month ago

    The Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral Project was launched to the public on 26th January 2006 and since then we have met hundreds of communities, formed a village energy company (Ashton Hayes Community Energy C.I.C.) and have enjoyed global media coverage. Everything we have done is available via our website www.goingcarbonneutral.co.uk including a timeline summarising our activity over the past 15 years.

    We have 30kWp of PV panels on our village school:

    We also have 10kWp of PV panels on our environmentally-friendly sports pavilion, which have just clocked up 100,000kWh since installation in 2011.