Archive by category Clean and Green

Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach 

Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach 

Ten homes in Sneinton have been selected as part of a UK first pilot to radically improve older houses using energy saving and energy generation measures.  Proposed improvements will make the residents of these homes ultra-low energy consumers, dramatically reducing household energy bills and making homes warmer. Nottingham City Homes (NCH), the Arms Length Management […]

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Nottingham City Council announced as a finalist in national awards for service excellence

Nottingham City Council announced as a finalist in national awards for service excellence

Nottingham City Council has been announced as a finalist in this year’s Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards. The council has been shortlisted for the prestigious council of the year award and for three further awards for excellence within service areas. The awards are a valuable way for councils to celebrate achievements and best […]

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Nottingham gearing up for next phase of the energy revolution

Nottingham gearing up for next phase of the energy revolution

Nottingham’s position at the forefront of energy innovation led to a visit from the Minister of Climate Change today to coincide with the launch of the Government’s Smart Systems policy. The Minister Claire Perry MP came to Nottingham to meet with researchers at the University of Nottingham to hear about their pioneering work to create […]

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Celebrating 25 years of Nottingham Green Partnership

Celebrating 25 years of Nottingham Green Partnership

Members of Nottingham’s Green Partnership celebrated reaching their twenty-five year anniversary this month. Over twenty organisations in Nottingham, from business to the public sector and the third sector are part of the partnership which aims to encourage collaboration across the city to advance Nottingham’s green future. The partnership brings these organisations together to collectively work […]

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EU Sustainable Energy Week – Nottingham City Council champions sustainable energy

EU Sustainable Energy Week – Nottingham City Council champions sustainable energy

The European Union Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is underway; the aim of the week is raise awareness of sustainable energy across Europe to accelerate Europe’s transition to clean, secure and efficient energy. Sustainable energy is an area that Nottingham is leading the way in. Nottingham is currently the most energy self-sufficient city in the UK […]

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Nottingham leading the way to improve local air and protect public health

Nottingham leading the way to improve local air and protect public health

Nottingham will mark the first ever National Clean Air Day on Thursday 15 June with a range of events to encourage local people to do their bit to improve air quality and their own health. It comes on the day that former US vice president turned eco activist Al Gore presents Nottingham City with the […]

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Nottingham City Council wins prestigious Ashden Award

Nottingham City Council wins prestigious Ashden Award

Nottingham City Council’s pioneering scheme to transform the city by funding greener transport through a Workplace Parking Levy has jointly won the 2017 Ashden Award for Clean Air in Towns and Cities. Thanks to the scheme, public transport usage in the city has increased by almost five million journeys a year since April 2013 and […]

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Keeping Wollaton Park Estate Clean – Bluecoat Academy litter pickers do their bit

Keeping Wollaton Park Estate Clean – Bluecoat Academy litter pickers do their bit

  Bluecoat Academy pupils from the Wollaton Park estate campus are doing their bit to take part in the City Council’s ‘Keep it Clean’ campaign. Students will be joined by members of the Wollaton Park Residents Association which covers the Park estate, and local Neighbourhood Development Officer, Pauline Dorey, to do some litter picking on […]

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Hedge cutting will keep neighbourhoods looking trim

Hedge cutting will keep neighbourhoods looking trim

Neighbourhoods across Nottingham are to be kept in trim from Monday 5 June as the City Council’s first hedge cut of the season gets underway. Colleagues and apprentices from the City Council will be working to maintain the hedges for council tenants on Nottingham City Homes’ garden assistance scheme over a six-week period. The second […]

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