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LitterFreeDurham’s Big Spring Clean is Back

02/03/2022

Join communities across county Durham taking pride in caring for the environment and making a difference Did you know that litter picking is much more than just about picking up rubbish? Not only there are added benefits to mental and physical health, but any litter removed from the environment helps in keeping wildlife safe and […]

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Energy Prices Are on the Rise But You Can Do Something About it

11/02/2022

Our Warm Homes campaign team have prepared some no cost to low-cost tips to help you tackle some of those energy bills. There is a lot in the news at the moment around price rises and inflation, including the hot topic of the average household energy bills going up by around £693 from April. But […]

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Go Green and register your interest in a community run electric car club

17/01/2022

Parish/Town Councils, community associations and community groups are being invited to complete an online survey to register their interest in creating an electric car club in their own community. The survey, the first of its kind in the UK, aims to identify the need for rural electric car clubs that could help communities tackle the […]

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Seeing climate change through the eyes of children

17/12/2021

Children took part in an online climate conference bringing together over 4,000 pupils from 130 schools in 13 countries Schools from across Durham joined schools from around the world to share their experience of climate change and come up with actions they can do to help each other. As part of the conference, students had […]

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No need to be a Grinch to be green this Christmas

15/12/2021

Keeping your carbon footprint low and caring for the environment does not mean you need to miss out on sparkly lights and festivities Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year for many of us, with all the twinkling lights, lots of scrumptious food and gatherings with loved ones to celebrate over the festive […]

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