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Surrey alternative education provision awarded prestigious Green Flag Award

Over 200 schools and education settings in Surrey, help tackle climate change by becoming Eco-Schools, a global award programme which recognises the efforts made to make sustainability an integral part of school life. Currently, 73 schools in Surrey have gained the highest Green Flag Award, which recognises their commitment to tackle environmental issues and empower … Continue reading

Funding secured for more tree planting in Surrey giving much needed boost for nature

Surrey County Council will receive £298,000 from the Defra Local Authority Treescapes Fund (LATF) to increase tree planting and keep on target with the planting of 1.2 million trees, one for every resident, by 2030, supporting the Council’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2050. This funding will help to facilitate planting in non-woodland settings … Continue reading

Summary of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Meeting (27th September 22)

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and the important announcements are summarised below: Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy Cabinet approved the Environmentally Sustainable Procurement Policy. The policy aims to improve the environmental considerations built into the delivery of goods, works and services that the council procures. The policy supports the net zero targets of the … Continue reading

Surrey County Council ranks top for sustainability efforts in Uswitch Green Council Report

Surrey County Council has ranked as a Gold Tier council in Uswitch’s first annual Green Council Report 2022 looking into council’s commitment to being more environmentally sustainable. With the UK’s net zero emissions target date set for 2050, green energy comparison site Uswitch.com wanted to see if the UK’s county councils are doing their part … Continue reading

Rewards for residents who leave the car at home

A free app launches in Surrey this week to reward residents who clock up their miles by walking, cycling, running, scooting or using public transport. With 41% of emissions in Surrey coming from transport, the BetterPoints app encourages residents to become more active whilst also helping the environment by reducing car travel for local journeys. The … Continue reading

Surrey marks COP26 and asks residents to get involved

As world leaders continue to come together in Glasgow to tackle the climate emergency, an event in Farnham next week will bring COP26 to Surrey. Surrey County Council will mark the UN Climate Change Conference with a special event in the town, and also by encouraging residents to get involved in tackling climate change by … Continue reading

34,000 new trees for Surrey

Surrey County Council and partners have been awarded almost £300,000 of funding from the Forestry Commission’s Local Authority Treescapes Fund to plant 25,000 new trees across Surrey. The funding is being topped up by Surrey County Council to allow an additional 9,000 trees to be planted as part of the scheme, bringing the total to … Continue reading

Summary of Surrey County Council’s Cabinet Meeting (29th June 21)

Surrey County Council’s Cabinet met this week and made a number of important announcements regarding the council’s future plans. These are summarised below: Strategy  Cabinet outlined the council’s main strategy as Surrey comes out of the COVID pandemic, and emphasised the four key strategic objectives:  Growing a sustainable economy  Tackling health inequality  Enabling a greener future  … Continue reading

New website to get feedback from residents on Climate Change

On World Environment Day, Surrey County Council has launched a new website designed to gather feedback from residents about their views on climate change. This follows the release of Surrey’s Climate Change strategy in April. The new website asks for feedback on four key areas including transport, waste and consumer habits, housing and development, and … Continue reading

Surrey County Council launch Surrey’s Climate Change Strategy

Following their declaration of a climate emergency in July 2019, Surrey County Council (SCC) has today approved Surrey’s Climate Change Strategy, a collective approach for how the County can be net zero carbon by 2050. The strategy was developed by Surrey’s 12 local authorities and is the result of a shared ambition across the county … Continue reading

Surrey County Council proposes ‘forward-thinking’ 2020/21 budget

Surrey County Council have proposed an ambitious and forward-thinking budget for the new financial year 2020-21, with a huge investment programme for the County. While budget pressures remain, the council’s finances are back on a stable footing after two years of emphasis on efficiencies – with around £200m of cost reductions from the budget since … Continue reading

Mike Goodman responds to publication of new Environment Bill

Responding to today’s publication of a new Environment Bill, Surrey County Council have welcomed the increased focus on local powers included as part of a strong solution to protecting and improving the environment. Surrey County Council are hugely ambitious in tackling climate change and, having declared a climate emergency earlier this year, have taken steps … Continue reading

VIDEO: First of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey planted

The first of 1.2 million new trees for Surrey were planted on Saturday (5 October) at the Surrey Hills Wood Fair. It was the launch of the Surrey County Council project to plant a new tree for every resident by 2030. The people who planted the first trees included Vice Lord Lieutenant of Surrey Bill … Continue reading

Be part of Surrey’s Greener Future

Mike Goodman, Cabinet Member for Environment and Waste, would like to hear ideas from Surrey’s communities on how we can tackle climate change.  

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