There are many actions that individuals, businesses and the Council can take to tackle climate change. These include switching off lights and appliances when not in use, recycling and walking and cycling more often instead of using the car. Please see the information below to find out what is happening in the borough to combat climate change and some of the things you can do as an individual or business.
Saving energy in the home
Please visit the Decent and safe homes information to see what is available to you to reduce energy consumption in the home.
Energy Saving Trust
Tips and myth busting for saving energy in the home.
Energy monitor loan scheme
Energy monitor packs are available to library members to help residents understand more about their own energy consumption in the home.
Renewable energy technologies and planning
Easy to understand information on small scale renewable energy technologies and the planning requirements associated with them.
Blackburn with Darwen’s Greenhouse Gas Report
The Government expects local councils to measure and report the greenhouse gas emissions from their own estate and operations
Climate change adaptation
The Council’s climate change adaptation Strategy and action plan sets out the priority risks associated with climate change and the existing and proposed adaptation measures that should be implemented to ensure that the Council’s services continue to operate in a changing climate.
Offering a range of services to help your business cut costs, save carbon and gain a competitive edge.
Consultancy service providing support and advice to companies to enable them to reduce their negative environmental impacts. You can find out more information at www.newground.co.uk.