Carbon Neutral Council
We believe in taking action against climate change
In May 2019, we committed to becoming carbon neutral in our own operations by 2025, and to assist with reducing the borough’s carbon footprint.
To protect and enhance the natural environment of Cheshire East, we must think differently about how we do things to reduce the extent of climate change in the long term.
Tackling climate change in Cheshire East
To understand more about climate change, what we are doing to become carbon neutral by 2025 and how we are working together to combat climate change across the borough, watch our animated video.
We will work together to reduce carbon emissions
Our Carbon Neutral Action Plan focuses on actions we should consider taking in support of our carbon neutral by 2025 target.
Reducing our own emissions
We are reviewing and reducing our own carbon emissions across our operations.
Our Carbon Action Plan sets out how we aim to halve our carbon across the following areas:
Our Carbon Neutrality Support Technical Annex (PDF, 3MB) explains the evidence base used to inform and support our Carbon Neutral Action Plan. It details our emissions profiles and provides further information on borough-wide energy system pathways and measures. You can also read more about agriculture land use profiles and scenarios and approaches to carbon neutrality and offsetting.
Influencing behaviour change
We are focusing on internal policies, culture and behaviour to ensure that carbon emissions are understood by all. This includes empowering our staff, through training and other engagement activities, to think about and reduce their emissions, and ensuring that carbon considerations are included as part of the business planning and procurement process.
How you can help
We can all act now and take steps for positive environmental action – and some of them are easier than you might think.
The WWF My Footprint calculator is a quick and easy way to understand your own carbon footprint – and suggests ways you can live life with the planet in mind.
Download the My Footprint app and track your progress
Sign up for our climate change in Cheshire East newsletter
If you want to receive regular updates on how we are working together to reduce carbon sign-up for our e-newsletter and receive the latest updates direct to your email address.
Support for town and parish councils
We know that our actions alone won’t make Cheshire East a carbon neutral borough. We must work collectively to take positive steps to reduce our carbon footprint.
We have developed a Climate emergency toolkit (PDF, 2MB) to support Town and Parish Councils across Cheshire East to consider their role in achieving targets, delivering change and accelerating their own carbon neutral transition.
It can be difficult to know where to start with the scale of change that is required to have a real impact on the climate emergency. We have created an online Activator Hub, to support and promote collaboration and knowledge sharing between Town and Parish Councils, where members can share resources and ask questions.
Complete our form to request access to our sustainability hub, and we will be in touch with you to confirm access details.