Award-winning team exemplifies Essex’s commitment to net zero housing

Mon, 13/05/2024 - 11:42

Essex County Council’s new Climate and Planning Unit is dedicated to achieving net zero goals.

A new team has been created by Essex County Council to drive forward net zero and sustainable development in the county.

The Climate and Planning Unit (CaPU) has been formed as part of the council’s plan to meet key net zero targets.

Reduce your carbon footprint and earn rewards

Wed, 31/01/2024 - 17:47

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.

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

Wed, 24/01/2024 - 10:47


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.

EssexAir website launched to help highlight the issue of air pollution

Tue, 28/11/2023 - 10:13

New site includes a dedicated school zone with resources, activities and online games to teach young people about the causes of pollution.

A new website has been launched to raise awareness of air pollution in Essex and highlight the simple actions people can take to reduce emissions and help protect themselves and their families.

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

Fri, 17/11/2023 - 16:46

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.

Essex praised by climate change expert

Tue, 14/11/2023 - 11:56


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.” 

Young entrepreneurs kickstart green businesses with new Essex funding programme

Thu, 09/11/2023 - 09:49

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.

Essex County Council launches consultation on booking process at recycling centre

Tue, 10/10/2023 - 14:43

Residents are being invited to have their say on proposals to keep a permanent booking system in place at all 21 Essex recycling centres.

Essex County Council has today, Monday 9 October, launched a consultation on the booking process currently being trialled at Essex recycling centres. This will give residents the chance to have their say on proposals to keep the booking system in place at all 21 recycling centres on a permanent basis.

Essex businesses embark on innovative renewable energy programme

Mon, 09/10/2023 - 09:06

Essex businesses receive up to £25,000 worth of support to grow their offshore renewable energy services.

Three Essex SMEs have been selected to take part in an award-winning technology acceleration programme.

The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult’s Launch Academy supports innovative businesses in the offshore wind industry.

The latest Launch Academy programme is the first in the East of England. It recognises the region as one of the UK’s largest offshore renewable energy hubs.