Sustainability is about protecting our environment from harm as a result of human activities and taking positive action to improve it. There are many ways that people can adopt sustainability, some of which involve making just small lifestyle changes.
Sustainability is also important to help tackle climate change. Climate change is a big global challenge. The greenhouse gases we produce through everyday activity, such as heating our homes and driving our cars is causing global warming leading to climate change. In addition, the wastes we are producing are having a detrimental effect on the environment.
Sustainability in Warwick District
We have recently declared a climate emergency to become net-zero carbon as an organisation by 2025, and by 2030 to ensure total emissions in Warwick District as a whole are as close to zero as possible.
Councillors unanimously agreed for Warwick District Council to declare a Climate Emergency.
We have committed to planting 160,000 trees over the coming years, one for each resident living in our district.
Plastic waste created by human activity can have devastating impacts on the natural environment.
We have partnered with Act on Energy to offer free advice and various grants for insulation and boilers and switching energy suppliers.
How you travel for work and leisure has an impact on the climate.
Declaring a climate emergency is a top priority for the Council.