Climate news

Climate literacy accreditation

The council has recently been awarded a Bronze award from the Carbon Literacy Trust. 

Carbon literacy is 'an awareness of the carbon dioxide costs and impacts of everyday activities, and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis.' Carbon literacy training will allow us to further embed green thinking into our plans and policies moving forward. 

You can read more abut this in our press release.

Climate emergency update webinar

Find out what we've been up to regarding our goals to address climate change in our more recent webinar below. 

Green homes grant scheme

The Prime Minister has announced an extension of the Green Homes Grant in his 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, designed to help the country build back greener and help reach the UK’s key target for net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The Green Homes Grant will continue to allow you to obtain funding for up to two-thirds of the cost of the energy saving measures identified - up to £5000 – in the form of new vouchers. Lower income households could be entitled to have as much as £10,000 of the costs covered.

How to apply

First you can visit the Simple Energy Advice website, which will give you a quick energy survey. In five minutes, you can receive a personalised energy plan, as well as options on how to make improvements at a lower cost. 

Rewilding updates

Our rewilding project is currently underway. To date, we have planted 5,000 trees with the help of around 400 volunteers across North Somerset. Additional planting will continue in November and over the next two years. 

Read more in our latest press release, or on our Rewilding page.