Category Archives: Environment

Leeds City Region is committed to becoming a net zero carbon city region – by 2038 at the latest with significant progress by 2030 Emissions must be halved every five years according to research by respected Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research Civic leaders, businesses and school children across Leeds City Region have backed the… read more … about Politicians, businesses and young people join forces as Leeds City Region Climate Coalition>>

A new community garden has been created at Wadsworth Common just off Queens Road in Halifax.   Calderdale Council has been carrying out improvement work on the previously under-used patch of land, to boost the amount of green space in the Park ward area, using external funding from the Government’s Migration Fund.  The many benefits… read more … about New community garden for Park ward>>

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Pupils from Calderdale schools are helping the Council to combat litter. They have been busy designing anti-litter posters as part of a competition run by Calderdale Council’s Apprentice Litter Champions, to encourage people to take pride in their community and to bin their rubbish. Angharad Cuthell, aged 11 from St. Andrew’s C of E Junior… read more … about School poster competition helps spread anti-litter message>>

The Council declared a climate emergency in January 2019 and has been taking bold steps to reduce the impact of all its services on the environment. Our Safer, Cleaner, Greener team is responsible for making sure that all of Calderdale’s public spaces are kept clean, safe and attractive for residents and visitors to use and… read more … about Council reviews glyphosate use>>

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Combatting vehicle engine idling is a major focus of Calderdale Council’s new campaign to tackle air pollution. Idling (where a vehicle’s engine is left running whilst stationary) can produce up to twice as many exhaust emissions as when a vehicle is moving. Air pollution is damaging our health and the environment. Calderdale Council is fighting… read more … about Stop idling – save our environment>>

Calderdale Council is launching a hard-hitting campaign on Clean Air Day (Thursday 20 June 2019) to help tackle air pollution and urge people to do their bit to improve air quality in the borough. Shocking images will be used in the Let’s Clear the Air campaign to emphasise the seriousness of air pollution. It may… read more … about It’s time to face up to air pollution>>

Following public consultation, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet will now consider the introduction of a Public Spaces Protection Order to reduce the risk of moorland fires. Recent fires at nearby Marsden Moor and Ilkley Moor caused a great deal of damage to many acres of moorland and destroyed precious wildlife habitats. Thankfully, and on the back of… read more … about Protecting our distinctive moorland>>

An updated plan to improve air quality is being proposed by Calderdale Council as it continues to fight against climate change. On Tuesday 18 June, the Council’s Cabinet will discuss a new version of the Air Quality Action Plan, which outlines how the Council proposes to tackle air pollution from 2019 to 2030. Cllr Scott… read more … about Plans to beat air pollution in Calderdale>>

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Use of an innovative ‘green screen’ is being tested at Burnley Road Academy in Mytholmroyd, to help make the air cleaner for younger people. Calderdale Council has installed a plant-based perimeter fence around the school playground as part of its priority to tackle air pollution. As national Clean Air Day approaches (Thursday 20 June), the… read more … about Improving air quality for young people in Calderdale>>