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Local Councils Invest Almost £600M in Fossil Fuels

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire County Councils invest more than £600M in Fossil Fuel companies via their pension funds according to new data from Friends of the Earth (FOE). FOE believes that it is time for councils to divest their pension funds from companies that are driving the climate crisis, and instead work for a just transition towards a fair, renewable future. If you agree, you can write a letter to your local MP online.

Nottinghamshire Advent Waste Calendar

As a nation we produce 30% more waste at Christmas. VeoliaUK’s online advent calendar for Nottinghamshire residents is full of festive tips to help you reduce, re-use or recycle more this Christmas. Behind every door there are fun facts, ideas & competitions to help ‘slim your bin’.

 

South Derbyshire Food Waste Project Scores Hat Trick at Green Apple Awards

A pioneering initiative to help drive down food waste in Swadlincote has scooped a hat trick of prestigious accolades at the Houses of Parliament. Waste Less, Save More beat off competition from more than 500 of the UK’s greenest organisations at the annual Green Apple Awards.

The partnership between South Derbyshire’s Environmental Education Project and Sainsbury’s was recognised for the innovative methods used to reduce food waste and save money through educational activities. Eureka Primary School, in Midway, has achieved a 37% reduction in food waste over just two terms.

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December newsletter out now

Our December newsletter is out now and packed full of the latest news on community action on climate change in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. Read it online now.

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Does Your Neighbourhood Have LED Street Lights?

You can now find out if your street has LED street lights thanks to a new campaign from 10:10.

Low energy LED street lights cut carbon, save money and make people feel safer. Yet only 20% of street lights in the UK are LED. 10:10's new website let's you search by postcode for your street. If you don't currently have LED street lights there's a template letter to send to your local councillor asking them to pledge to switch your street lamps to fully LED in the next five years. 

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