We are working with Global Action Plan to deliver its EcoTeams Programme across Derbyshire. The initiative involves training individuals to become EcoTeam leaders, who then recruit others, to encourage communities to reduce carbon emissions in their daily activities.
Once set up, EcoTeams meet approximately once a month over a period of four to five months, where team members discuss and decide upon their actions. EcoTeamers don’t have to be eco-experts, just enthusiastic and keen to do a bit more for the environment whilst saving money at the same time.
EcoTeams taking part in the project will be able to use specially developed online resources to record and monitor progress, share their experiences and measure their success.
Similar projects taking place around the UK have shown that people taking part have on average achieved the following results:
- 20% reduction in waste sent to landfill
- 7% reduction in electricity consumption
- 21% reduction in heating energy consumption
- 16% reduction in household CO2 emissions