Essex County Council colleagues boost climate change knowledge by completing Carbon Literacy training


ECC employees receive Carbon Literacy accreditation from the Carbon Literacy Project

More employees at Essex County Council continue to enrol and receive their full Carbon Literacy accreditation.

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Don’t waste the chance to have your say on the future of Essex waste management

Residents, businesses and organisations are invited to comment on proposals to rethink waste in Essex.

Residents, businesses and organisations can now have their say on ambitious plans for managing waste in Essex, as part of a new consultation.

The Essex Waste Partnership - the county and 12 district, city and borough councils in Essex - has drafted a new, joint waste strategy.

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Green planning award received by Essex County Council

Building with Nature has recognised the Essex Green Infrastructure Standards with award.

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New large-scale solar energy development to benefit net zero

Development consent for Longfield Solar Farm, a 500MW solar and battery storage facility, is granted.

Plans for a new solar energy and battery storage facility in Essex which will help to meet national and local net zero targets have moved forward.

Development consent for Longfield Solar Farm, a 500MW solar and battery storage facility located in Chelmsford, has been granted by the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero.

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Climate Action at Prettygate Schools


Earlier this year, Prettygate Schools undertook a comprehensive three-phase project to help pupils access outdoor learning opportunities and connect to nature.

The project began with pupils from all year groups contributing to the planting of 2,158 trees over a three-day period to create a new forest school.

The trees were funded through the Essex Forest Initiative, an ambitious tree-planting project from Essex County Council (ECC) that will see 375,000 trees planted in the county between 2019 and 2024.

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