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Bollington 2030

In 2019 Bollington Town Council declared a Climate Emergency so affirming a strong and positive commitment to take action on climate change.

This is a working page and will be regularly updated with information, resources and events related to carbon neutrality and how the council and residents of Bollington can reduce their carbon footprint.

 

Strategic Plan for a Sustainable Green Bollington

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Bollington Goes Green Week

Bollington celebrated its first Green Week 10th-18th June 2023, alongside the Great Big Green Week  – the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature.

The 2024 Great Big Green Week is 8th-16th June.
Watch this space for events during that week in Bollington !

Resources

Calculate your environmental footprint

Use the WWF Footprint Calculator to find out your UK based environmental footprint.

Be a tree champion

Learn about the importance of trees and how you can help from the Tree Council.

Things you can do about climate change

The Wildlife Trusts has a range of easy things we can all do to reduce our carbon footprint.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

Find out more on our Reduce, Reuse and Recycle page.

Eco tips

Monthly ‘hot tips’

Biodiversity

Insect populations are declining. What we can do to help.

Travel

Consider sustainable travel alternatives such as walking and cycling.

Food

What we eat is a major part of our impact on the planet, both in terms of our carbon emissions and on biodiversity.

Community Groups

Local sustainability community groups.

Online Resources

Find out more from a selection of online resources.

Sustainable Living in Congleton course

This course has been put together Congleton Town Council and the Congleton Partnership.  Inspiration was taken from the Congleton Sustainability Group’s Sustainable Living in Congleton (SLIC) face-to-face course.

The course helps you to make simple, practical changes towards a reduced carbon, greener lifestyle that will not only help the planet, but can also save you money and support your health. Whilst it was made for a Congleton audience, there is lots of valuable information for those living in other towns.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the current risks posed by global warming and what is causing it.
  • Describe what a carbon footprint is and why it’s important to reduce it.
  • Make changes to your home, heating and electricity use to save money and use less carbon based energy.
  • Choose the greenest mode of transport for all your journeys.
  • Choose foods with more confidence and understanding of their carbon footprint.
  • Reduce, reuse and recycle the things you buy to limit their environmental impact.
  • Make a list of things you can do right now to live sustainably in Congleton.

 

Take the course.