Climate change

How we are tackling climate change in Rushmoor.

Rushmoor Climate Promise

Climate change in Rushmoor

We are seeking to have a positive impact on future generations by working with businesses, communities, and organisations to protect and enhance our local environment. Through direct action and by encouraging and supporting others, we will address the challenges and opportunities presented by climate change.

There are many challenges that our areas could face as a result of climate change. Some of these include more frequent heat waves, increased flooding and biodiversity losses.

What have we done so far?

Carbon footprint report 

The Carbon Trust has produced our Carbon Footprint Report which shows our carbon footprint as a council and the borough as a whole.

The majority of our emissions come from car travel and other transport, as well as heating and powering our buildings through electricity and gas. This report will be re-run every two years as an indicator on how the boroughs emissions are changing. 

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Food waste 

Our food waste programme has been rolled out across Rushmoor and properties with shared bins will have this new service commencing in spring 2022.

Food waste is a big contributor to climate change. When food breaks down in landfill, it releases methane which is a major greenhouse gas. When recycled, food waste is broken down by anaerobic digestion (where bacteria breaks down the organic matter).

For more information on food waste, visit our food waste recycling webpage.

 
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Contacts

Climate change
sustainability@rushmoor.gov.uk
Tel: 01252 389399
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