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Climate Change

Climate Change is something that affects us all. As the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere rises, so does our average temperature. Warmer, wetter winters and hotter, drier summers have been predicted for the future along with an increase in the severity of extreme weather events. Mansfield District Council is aiming to reduce its own effect on Climate Change through positive action and help you to reduce your impact too.

There are a number of ways that you can make a difference, and most of them are easy and cheap to do, a lot of them even save you money!

Make a pledge to reduce your energy use and help reduce emissions within Mansfield.

Visit the sections below for more information about making a change to all aspects of your life and making a difference to Mansfield.Sunflower

What are we doing? - Details about plans within MDC to reduce its own Carbon Footprint and save money.

Climate Change - the basics - The basic facts behind the science of Climate Change.

Grant schemes - Details of grant schemes that are available for loft and cavity wall insulation in your property.

Energy - Information about electricity, gas and other energy supplies and top tips to reduce your energy use in the home.

Water - Top Tips on how to reduce water use and save yourself money.

Travel - Ways to reduce the Carbon Footprint of your daily travel and get fit at the same time, ideas for greener holidays and ways of reducing overall fuel usage.

Food - Food miles, Grow your Own and Farmers Markets in the area.

Business - Tips to reducing your businesses energy and water use, how to engage your staff and who can help.

Communities - Ideas for Carbon reduction in your community and links to other organisations that can help.

Adaptation - How climate change may affect you and how to deal with those changes in the future.

If you have any questions or queries that are not answered here you can ask the Climate Change Officer on 01623 463812 or email on climatechange@mansfield.gov.uk.

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