E-cargo bike scheme launched by PACE Manningtree

Thu, 13/10/2022 - 15:22

Practical Actions for Climate and the Environment (PACE) Manningtree is one of many organisations which has successfully applied for funding from Essex County Council’s Climate Action Challenge Fund

PACE Manningtree has received funding for two projects. The first project is an E-cargo bike scheme, and the second project is the development of a booklet on how people can reduce their carbon footprint.

Essex tree-planting project wins prestigious green award

Wed, 05/10/2022 - 14:39

Cllr Peter Schwier and Essex Forest Initiative lead Tom Moat plant trees as part of the award-winning campaign to make Essex greener.

The Essex Forest Initiative has won a prestigious Green Apple Environment Award, as part of a campaign to reward and promote environmental best practice around the world.

Essex County Council’s (ECC) initiative is a five-year project that involves planting 375,000 trees across the county. It is now in its third year and has already planted 143,059 trees.

DigiGo service expands after passenger feedback

Thu, 29/09/2022 - 16:02

Residents to benefit from a larger service area for new on-demand electric minibus service, DigiGo.

Following feedback from passengers and local residents, DigiGo has expanded its service area.
The changes came into effect Thursday, the 22nd of September 2022.

Lighting the way to Net Zero at TCP

Mon, 26/09/2022 - 15:46

Headquartered in Maldon, Essex and with depots in Coventry, Leeds, Exeter and Scotland, Taylor Construction Plant (TCP) Group offers rental and sales of construction equipment across the UK.  

After being founded 30 years ago as a plant supplier, TCP has expanded over the years and now provides sustainable plant solutions through its new division called TCP ECO. Alongside the selling and rental of a comprehensive hydrogen-powered product range, TCP also manufactures the world’s first low-energy, hydrogen-fuelled LED lighting tower.

Councillors visit latest solar installation

Fri, 23/09/2022 - 12:53

Installation at Hadleigh Country Park is part of a long-standing Essex County Council project to install solar panels across the county.

Councillors from Essex County Council and Castle Point Borough Council visited Hadleigh Country Park where solar panels have recently been installed.

Essex County Council (ECC) councillors Peter Schwier, Graham Butland and Mark Durham were joined by Castle Point Borough Council councillors Jillian Reeves, Jacqui Thornton and Andy Thornton during the visit.

White Dragon Activity Centre hits the bullseye with Green Skills training

Tue, 20/09/2022 - 16:01

Based in beautiful woodland in Bures, North Essex, White Dragon Activity Centre offers fantastic workshops in archery, axe throwing and bushcraft training. The local business has been praised for equipping future generations with green skills through its sustainable activities.

Reuse and Recycle with ReVamp Boutique

Wed, 31/08/2022 - 12:14

In England alone, nearly 22 million pieces of furniture are thrown away each year, and fewer than one in ten people make any attempt to repair them. ReVamp Boutique in Maldon, Essex hopes to change this.

New Climate Action pack for businesses in Essex launched at farm praised for environmental efforts

Fri, 29/07/2022 - 08:56

Essex County Council Climate Czar visits north Essex farm to mark launch of new climate action toolkit for businesses.

Cllr Peter Schwier, Climate Czar at Essex County Council, has visited Fairfields Farm, home of the well-known crisp brand, to mark the launch of a new climate action toolkit for local businesses.