Doing your bit

for climate change


Wind turbines ruining the skyline near Biggleswade and distracting passing motorists. Nicola Jenkins photo.

Words and photo by Nicola Jenkins

We can all help to mitigate climate change and reach our net zero carbon emissions target by 2050.

Read on for some tips and keep up with what’s going on…

South Cambs District Council adopted a Zero Carbon Strategy on 21 May 2020 which outlines how the council is supporting the district to halve carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 and reduce them to zero by 2050, including delivering a reduction in our own carbon footprint of at least 45% by 2025, (on a 2019 baseline), and at least 75% by 2030.

The Zero Carbon Communities Newsletter gives further support and advice to all of us on how to tackle the climate emergency we’re facing.

The June issue tells us about Orchard Park’s shared electric trike project, funded though the first round of grants from SCDC’s Zero Carbon Communities Grant.  (Use this link for details of SCDC’s second round of grants.)

It also describes how SCDC is planning to make greener South Cambs Hall with a solar carport and a ground source heat pump as well as describing initiatives towards net zero farming, tips on home composting and an app which might influence where you shop for clothes.

The first, March issue has an article about electric cars and another on Swaffham Prior’s project to provide thermal energy to the community through a ground source heat pump which should replace their use of oil by 2021.

Post created 3rd July 2020.