Case Studies

Before the lockdown, our Environment Working Group had been working hard to promote action to reduce Fownhope’s carbon footprint. With the easing of lockdown, it seems the right time to start talking about it again.  We declared a Climate Emergency in June 2019 and since then have been working to turn this into meaningful action focused on five key areas: Transport, Energy, Waste, Land Use and Buildings.  We have been working with the Herefordshire Green Network and attended their ‘Great Collaboration’ workshops, designed to bring other local councils and community groups together to encourage a collaborative approach.

This report sets out a series of the first publicly identified practical projects and steps that Transition Leominster, the wider community, partners and Leominster Town Council can take in the decade 2020 to 2030.

Frieburg, Germany - Example of a Successful Green City

A wealth of projects and the innumerable activities and initiatives that help to implement Freiburg‘s sustainability targets, attest to the city‘s comprehensive commitment to sustainable development. For its commitment, the city of Freiburg was honoured with the German Sustainability Award in 2012, presented for the first time to towns and municipalities, as the most sustainable city in Germany.