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How you can help tackle climate change

We need everyone in Derbyshire to pull together to help meet our targets for reducing carbon emissions to prevent further global warming.

Whether at work or at home, there are things we can all do to help tackle climate change. We'll continue to post details on our social media channels of the latest initiatives we're working on to help you make greener choices and everyday sustainable decisions.

Check out the Energy Saving Trust and Everybody's Talking About Climate Changefor hints and tips on cutting carbon emissions from your home or the exciting projects that Derbyshire communities are delivering in local areas.

If you work in, or have children at, a school, ask the headteacher about signing up to Let's Go Zero who can support them in taking climate action

You can see what your own environmental footprint looks like using the WWF's online footprint calculator.

We've already started talking to businesses and other groups about some exciting new projects to reduce carbon, but if you've got ideas about what you could do in your community then we want to hear from you.

Drop us a line and get in touch by email

Energy saving advice and tips

We've put together lots of advice about how you can reduce the amount of energy you use and save some money.

Becoming more energy efficient not only reduces the amount of energy you use and therefore reduces your carbon footprint, it also saves you money.

Energy Saving Trust has quick tips to save energy and Citizens Advice can help you save money heating your home. This covers:

  • the best use of your heating controls
  • how to check that boilers are working at maximum efficiency
  • simple ways to stop heat being lost from your home
  • hot water use in the bathroom and kitchen
  • lighting and standby
  • improving your home through insulation or other investments

Our Healthy Homes team provides more information about local funding and support to help you stay warm and cut costs.

You can also check directly with the companies who supply your energy or water as some of them offer discounted or free equipment. Most water companies offer efficient showerheads which use less hot water.