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

    Youngsters learn about sustainability at Blacon Adventure Playground

    by Avenue Services, 2 months ago

    CHILDREN in Blacon are discovering more about the environment thanks to a new hands-on learning experience at Blacon Adventure Playground.

    Youngsters visiting the playground can have a go at building their own eco-friendly houses, while learning about some of the key factors that make homes more energy-efficient, such as heat pumps and better glazing and insulation.

    The learning materials are part of a wider project to improve sustainability at the playground, with the long-term goal of it becoming carbon free. This has seen a host of upgrades installed, including solar panels, an air source heat pump and energy efficient lighting.

    ... Continue reading

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

    Environmental works at Blacon Adventure Playground

    by Avenue Services, 2 months ago

    We’re committed to protecting the environment and playing our part to combat climate change.

    As part of that commitment, we’ve carried out significant work at Blacon Adventure Playground to make the site more environmentally friendly.

    As well as fitting solar panels, we’ve also installed air source heat pumps and smart LED lighting systems.

    The improvements were funded by national housing provider Sanctuary as part of its own commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions, and were designed by sustainability consultancy Anthesis and installed by Hewer FM.

    As a result of the work, we’ve already reduced our CO2 emissions... Continue reading

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

    River Sunday Litter Pick - by Welsh Dee Trust and Eco Communities

    by Eco Communities , 2 months ago


    Welsh Dee Trust and Eco Communities are working together to organise regular clean ups and litter picks to help keep the river clear of plastic and other rubbish. Please volunteer if you would like to help clean up the bank-side, numbers are limited to 20 for this event.

    REGISTRATION VIA EVENTBRITE IS REQUIRED.

    MORE INFO and BOOK HERE

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

    Tellus Magazine - by Eco Communities Community Interest Company

    by Eco Communities , 2 months ago

    Supported by some friendly Councillors we are able to create a sustainably printed copy of this magazine but here is our E-version.

    Written for businesses, individuals and families wanting to do more about sustainability.

    LINK TO MAGAZINE

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

    Free climate and nature emergencies webinars

    2 months ago


    Throughout March and April the Council is hosting a series of free webinars, working with local partners to provide advice on the actions we can all take to address the climate and nature emergencies.

    Monday 21 March, 12.30pm - Working with nature to tackle the climate emergency
    All land has an important role to play as part of wider action to tackle the climate and nature emergencies. This includes woodlands, peatlands, saltmarshes, rivers, and agricultural land, as well as parks, allotments, school or business grounds, street trees, road verges, pockets of derelict or neglected spaces, green roofs and walls, and... Continue reading

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

    Fairtrade Fortnight 21 February - 6 March 2022

    3 months ago

    This year, the borough will once again be celebrating the Fairtrade Foundation’s annual UK event, Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs from 21 February – 6 March 2022.

    The Fairtrade Foundation campaigns for social, economic, and environmental justice, and supports many producers worldwide.

    Fairtrade groups across the borough have organised the following events:

    • 25 February – Neston Fairtrade Town Steering Group is hosting a Fairtrade stall at Neston Market
    • 26 February – Fairtrade coffee morning at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Whitby Road, Ellesmere Port, 10am – 12noon
    • 28 February – Cheshire West Fairtrade steering group is hosting a... Continue reading
  • Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

    Consultations launched on HyNet North West hydrogen and carbon dioxide pipelines

    3 months ago

    Hynet North West has launched two consultations for their hydrogen and carbon dioxide pipelines.

    Combined, these pipelines will help decarbonise heavy industry in North West England and North Wales. This will protect and create thousands of jobs, improve air quality, and unlock a net zero future for the two regions.

    Because of the length of the two pipelines, we need to apply for a special kind of planning permission, known as a Development Consent Order, to develop them. Getting feedback from local people and communities is crucial. This will make sure the project is built with them in mind.

    You... Continue reading

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

    Cheshire Prize for Literature

    3 months ago

    The University of Chester is accepting competition entries for the Cheshire Prize for Literature 2021. The theme is sustainability, and it's open to all genres - short stories, children's literature, scriptwriting, and poetry. And, for the first time ever, we are encouraging children to enter as well. We are delighted to be in partnership with Storyhouse again. The closing date has been extended until 9th March, 2022. Click here for competition details.

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

    Information for Business (SMEs) on Sustainability and Net Zero

    by Eco Communities , 5 months ago

    Sustainability is an increasingly important issue for many people, especially in the business world. We have just had COP26 in Glasgow which resulted in a huge wave of support. Over 100,000 people marched in Glasgow to demand more action on the climate crisis, plus other marches took place around the world. Now more than ever before consumers are starting to ask businesses what they are doing to reduce the impact their business has on the planet. As such Sustainability is becoming more important for companies, across all industries.

    What does Sustainability mean for my business? Read full article - click... Continue reading

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

    Have a green Christmas

    5 months ago

    More of us than ever are looking to make sustainable changes in our lives, but it can sometimes feel like a difficult task when it comes to celebrations like Christmas.

    Here are a few simple ideas to help you to enjoy the festive season, whilst protecting the planet and without wasting resources.

    • Plan your perfect festive feast - save money by buying just what you need this Christmas. The Love Food Hate Waste website has a clever portion planner that can tell you how much meat or meat alternative, potatoes and veg to buy according the number of guests dining.
    • ... Continue reading