Sustainable Living

There are plenty of small things we can do every day to make Worcester a 'more sustainable' place to live, work and do business in. Small things like turning off the tap when you're brushing your teeth, taking your own bag to the supermarket or switching to energy saving light bulbs may seem small and insignificant on their own, but together they will make a big difference.

For specific information on making your home more energy efficient and 'green', see the Sustainable Homes page.

Your Carbon Footprint

Fancy discovering how much carbon you currently produce? Use a Carbon Calculator to input information about you and your lifestyle, and find out what your current carbon footprint is – how many tonnes of CO2 you are responsible for each year.


Worcester City emits 5.0 tonnes of CO2 per person, which is lower than the County average of 7.2 tonnes per person. Since 2005, Worcester City’s emissions have reduced by 0.8 tonnes per person (a summary of the information from Worcestershire is in the table below, for the full report visit DECC’s website)

District

2011* (CO2 tonnes per capita)

2005 (CO2 tonnes per capita)

% change

Worcester

5.0

6.5

23.1%

Wychavon

10.2

11.9

14.3%

Wyre Forest

5.7

6.9

17.4%

Malvern

8.5

9.4

9.6%

Bromsgrove

8.4

10.0

16.0%

Redditch

5.1

6.8

25.0%

*2011 is the most recent data available

Want to reduce your carbon footprint?

The Worcestershire Green Directory is a free resource packed with handy tips and useful contacts to make it easier for you to live a sustainable lifestyle.

We’d also recommend taking a look at:

Pledge to reduce your emissions

More than 90,000 people have already signed up to the 10:10 campaign, committing themselves to reducing their carbon footprint by 10% each year. The 10:10 campaign gives lots of information and advice on how to do this, and serves as additional pressure for Government to understand that people are ready to take action.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you need any more information or support (Ruth Corrall on 01905 722056 or by e-mail)