Reduce your carbon footprint and earn rewards

Essex County Council has partnered with Greenredeem to launch Carbon Cutting Essex.

Complete fun activities to understand how to reduce your carbon footprint and earn points. Use your points to enter the prize draw, donate to good causes, and earn discounts and gifts. That’s great for the planet and great for you!

Taking action on climate can help improve your physical and mental health and wellbeing. It can also help improve local air quality and help you save money at the same time.

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Essex County Council plants 50,000 sq metre meadow in Mersea Island to rejuvenate natural habitats


The new Mersea meadow marks the council’s first move in ensuring habitats are in a better state than before developments take place.

A meadow spanning 50,000 sq metres has been planted in Mersea Island to help rejuvenate 30% of green spaces around the River Blackwater and River Colne.

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Essex County Council seeks feedback to inform the Essex Local Nature Recovery Strategy

There has never been a more urgent need to tackle the environmental crisis we face. Whether you are escaping into the countryside for a walk or simply encountering a moment with nature in our county’s urban centres, the joy we experience from the wildlife and natural spaces around us is essential for our well-being and a vital resource for the health of our planet.

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Essex praised by climate change expert


A climate change expert has praised the leadership behind the county’s climate action work.

“I’m hugely inspired by the leadership being shown in Essex.” 

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Young entrepreneurs kickstart green businesses with new Essex funding programme

The Green Entrepreneurs’ Programme has helped three startup owners grow their businesses.

Three young entrepreneurs were awarded seed funding to enhance their green startups following six weeks of free training and workshops.

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