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A Greener Bolton

Bolton Council declared a climate emergency in 2020 and we’re working with Bolton Vision partners across the borough to become carbon neutral.

We’re developing a new strategy to achieve net zero emissions. This will include things like electric powered vehicles and using more renewable technologies to provide warmer homes that are cheaper to run.

We’ll keep you updated on our developing strategy to reduce our impact on the environment and manage the effects of climate change.

94.5%

of our waste from refurbishments and developments recycled.

573

A rated replacement boilers installed.

We’ve been measuring our scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions since 2010. These are emissions from activities under our direct control (scope 1) and purchased energy (scope 2).

Our emissions between April 2020 and March 2021 were 45% lower compared to what they were in 2010. While our business operations might not have been at the same scale because of the pandemic, last year’s performance continued the positive trend from 2019/20 when we reported a 35% decrease from our 2010 level.

Going forward, we’ll establish new reporting methods to include scope 3 emissions (other indirect activities linked to our business operations) as part of our plans to move to a net zero position and do more to reduce our impact on climate change.

We’re assessing the retrofitting of our homes to make them more energy efficient, and looking at using our 86,000m2 of open space for tree planting to offset emissions as well as for more local food growing initiatives and habitat creation.

In December 2020, we acquired Trinity Retail Park, and are working on transforming it into a green skills hub. It’ll allow us to train staff and businesses from across Greater Manchester on green housing technology and how to install, maintain and repair it.

It’ll also provide a space for carbon literacy training for the community and support new and existing green businesses. For more details, visit: www.boltonathome.org.uk/greenworks