Every person, home, business and visitor adds to the carbon emissions of the City. So everyone has a responsibility to help reduce carbon emissions. There are many easy ways you can help.
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You can calculate your own carbon footprint here.

Calculate my Carbon footprint

What you can do to reduce your carbon footprint

We are all responsible for reducing carbon, even in small but meaningful ways. Each of us can make small changes that amount to big outcomes by thinking about:

  • the way we use energy
  • the way we travel
  • the things we buy
  • the things we throw away

An example of a small thing you can do it

  • switching off lights when leaving a room
  • turning electrical items off rather than to standby

by doing both of these, each year you could save:

  • £44 per household
  • 244-kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy
  • 61 kg of Carbon Dioxide

multiplied across all 110,000 homes in the city that would equal:

  • Savings of £4.8 million across the city
  • 27 million kWh of energy saved
  • 6100 tonnes of CO2 (equal to taking 3,600 cars off the City's roads for a whole year)

Find out how to reduce your carbon footprint and save money by looking at our Climate Emergency Toolkit. You can find this in the Downloads section.

You can make a pledge as an individual, a household or a business. Pick some actions to take and commit yourself to change your behaviours. and help contribute to the City’s sustainability goals.

Pledge to reduce my Carbon Footprint

Useful links for residents

Energy advice for your home

Switch to low carbon travel modes

Useful links for business

Advice for businesses and local authorities

Find funding to help your business become greener


Energy Entrepreneurs Fund

Royal London Changemakers Programme

Green Heating Projects

Grants for Good Fund

Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust Sustainable Futures Fund

Green Heat Network Fund

Low & Zero Carbon Heat Networks

Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme

Creation and Maintenance of New Woodlands

Development of New Homes