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.

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

Thu, 28/09/2023 - 15:42


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.

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

Mon, 18/09/2023 - 15:48

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.

Residents can sign-up to renewable electricity and fix their tariff as the Essex Energy Switch returns

Tue, 12/09/2023 - 17:29

The Essex Energy Switch returns from Monday 4 September to make it easier to find a competitive deal and support renewable energy.


The Essex Energy Switch is back from Monday 4 September, helping local communities come together to take the hassle out of searching for a better energy rate and supporting renewable energy.


Since the scheme launched in 2014, thousands of people across the county have switched suppliers using the scheme, often saving hundreds of pounds on their energy bills.