Subject: NCC Climate Change newsletter - February 2021

Welcome to your monthly edition of our Climate Change newsletter!

As you may already know, last summer Northumberland County Council declared a climate emergency. Since then we have laid out clear objectives to help tackle climate change in Northumberland.

Cutting the council's carbon emissions in half by 2025.
Making Northumberland carbon neutral by 2030.
It’s not going to be easy, and we'll need everyone to get involved and do their bit to help reduce Northumberland’s carbon emissions. We have set out a detailed action plan for the next few years to help give us the best opportunity to meet these ambitious goals, and how we can fight climate change together.

Look through our seven priority action areas for climate change. Where can you help make a difference? 👇👇👇

Climate Change Q&A, 17 March 5pm

Following our inaugural Q&A webinar last month, we are planning additional sessions that will focus on each of our seven priority action areas giving us the opportunity to answer questions in more detail. And we’re kicking off with a Renewable Energy Q&A on 17 March, 5pm-6pm.

Council Leader Glen Sanderson will be chairing the session, with a panel of our climate change team answering your questions on the night.

Local Authority Delivery bid

To support the residents of Northumberland to move to lower carbon living the Council has been successful with a bid to central government for the implementation of low carbon technology.

Partnering with Eon, the £3.4m scheme will support the wider Green Homes Grant voucher scheme and enable fuel poor homes to access additional measures and support.

We are also planning to bid for the next round of funding, which will enable us to extend the programme even further.

Watch this space!

Ride it Out

Love to Ride is back with their Ride it Out Spring cycling challenge.
The challenge begins on March 1 and lasts throughout the whole of March. Log your rides to compete against friends and family. Each week Love to Ride will share a theme to motivate you to get back in the saddle.

A chance to saddle up and enjoy all the health benefits of biking, from sleeping better to living longer and everything in between.

🌈 Week 2: RELAXED
A week dedicated to the wellbeing aspects of biking. Whether it’s riding with friends, reconnecting with nature or reducing stress levels.

🌍 Week 3: GREEN
Help save the planet by swapping cars for handlebars!

☀️Week 4: FREE
Ride it Out will finish with a week of adventures from the saddle. We want everyone to do something new on their ride!

Good luck!

Want to save on household bills? 🏡

Save energy and reduce your bills this winter, with help from the Big Energy Saving Winter campaign. Each small step adds up to a bigger saving and will help keep your home warm.

Check to see if you’re eligible for discounts, grants and support.

Switch your tariff or energy supplier to get the best deal.

Save money by becoming more energy efficient.

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