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Nottinghamshire Climate Change Partnership wins award
A Nottinghamshire partnership to tackle climate change has won Best Collaborative Working Initiative in the APSE Service Awards.
Green Rewards, an online platform which helps Nottinghamshire and Nottingham City residents take action to reduce their carbon footprint and to help tackle climate change received the award last week.
The initiative allows residents to accumulate points for undertaking sustainable actions which lower their carbon footprint and in turn helps to tackle climate change. The programme also captures the user’s carbon avoidance metrics; helping support the Nottinghamshire Partners commitments to work towards becoming carbon neutral.
To date, Green Rewards has nearly 7000 members and together have undertaken 261,500 actions, which has avoided emitting nearly 762 tonnes of carbon. That’s the equivalent of charging 92,691,696 phones1 or not driving 1,953,4242 miles in an average petrol powered car. That distance is the equivalent of driving round the earth over 78 times!
Portfolio holder for Environment, Councillor Helen Skinner said “It is fantastic that Green Rewards and the collaborative effort amongst the Nottingham Partners have been recognised by APSE.
The platform aims to inform and reward users for small actions we can all take to address climate change. Whether that’s making sure we’re recycling right or choosing active travel over taking the car, we are all encouraged to do what we can.
We are proud that the number of users making the effort together through the platform continues to rise.”
In October 2021, seven Nottinghamshire District Councils, Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council, the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and platform creator Jump joined together to create the trailblazing Green Rewards partnership. Nottinghamshire is the first County in the country to see all its local authority and education partners collaborate on a climate change reduction project in this way.
Nottinghamshire residents in Broxtowe, Bassetlaw, Gedling, Mansfield, Newark and Sherwood, Rushcliffe and Nottingham City can sign up online at www.notts.greenrewards.co.uk (Opens in a new window) or download the app in your app store.