The 12 Days of Low Carbon Christmas

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We could all do with kindness and hope all year round and especially at Christmas time. So could our planet.

For tips on a sustainable low carbon Christmas visit The Carbon Trust and the Carbon Footprint

Have a Happy and Low Carbon Christmas everyone.

Here are 12 gifts, that we are giving to our planet, that are helping Cornwall become carbon neutral by 2030.


Day 1: A Forest for Cornwall

An ambitious tree planting project to lock carbon in 8,000 hectares of new trees and hedgerows across Cornwall

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/forestforcornwall


Day 2: A new smart-grid wind turbine

A huge wind turbine to create enough renewable power for over 1,440 homes to reduce Cornwall’s greenhouse gas emissions

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/xavjwbug/cornwalls-first-smart-grid-connected-wind-turbine-flier.pdf


Day 3: Grants to support low carbon projects

Three new Crowdfund Cornwall Climate Emergency funds to help tackle climate change, grow trees, and prepare action plans

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/programmes/cornwall-climate-emergency


Day 4: More electric vehicle charge points

150 more EV charging points to help people making the switch to electric cars to get around Cornwall sustainably

https://www.cornwallislesofscillygrowthprogramme.org.uk/cornwall-council-to-install-150-new-electric-vehicle-charge-points/


Day 5: The Carbon Neutral Cornwall Hive Ideas Bank

An online space with ideas and information for inspiration to help low carbon thinking and living

https://letstalk.cornwall.gov.uk/ideas-bank


Day 6: Making space for nature

Wildflower rivers, ponds, wildlife corridors and meadowbanks to protect pollinators and help wildlife thrive in Cornwall

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/parks-leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/making-space-for-nature/


Day 7: Capturing methane on farms and turning it into biogas

Making renewable biogas fuel from manure slurry using world leading technology, on six of our farms, to use in our road maintenance trucks

https://bennamann.com/the-6-farm-pilot-with-cormac-biomethane-fuel-supply/


Day 8: More planning powers to protect the environment

A Climate Emergency Development Plan to encourage eco-friendly building, transport, land use and energy production

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy/adopted-plans/climate-emergency-development-plan-document/


Day 9: Climate Change books in Cornwall’s libraries and e-library

Books and resources with some of the latest thinking and writing to help everyone keep informed about climate change

https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/cornwall/items?query=Climate+Change&offset=0


Day 10: Making homes more energy efficient and cheaper to run

A pioneering Whole House Retrofit programme in Cornwall to make homes cheaper to run and reduce their carbon emissions by up to 80%

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/psdojyjj/whole-house-retrofit-project-flier.pdf


Day 11: A new tool to help make decisions

A decision-making wheel to help us make decisions that place people and the climate at the heart of everything we do

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/43hpmphv/decision-making-wheel-flier.pdf


Day 12: A new vision for Cornwall 2030~2050

Together we can: The Cornwall Plan to make Cornwall cleaner, greener, fairer and carbon neutral. Now we need you to help shape Cornwall’s vision to reach carbon neutral and put it into action.

https://democracy.cornwall.gov.uk/documents/s141031/The%20Cornwall%20Plan%20for%20Council%20-%20Appendix%202%20Supplementary%20Pack.pdf


We could all do with kindness and hope all year round and especially at Christmas time. So could our planet.

For tips on a sustainable low carbon Christmas visit The Carbon Trust and the Carbon Footprint

Have a Happy and Low Carbon Christmas everyone.

Here are 12 gifts, that we are giving to our planet, that are helping Cornwall become carbon neutral by 2030.


Day 1: A Forest for Cornwall

An ambitious tree planting project to lock carbon in 8,000 hectares of new trees and hedgerows across Cornwall

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/forestforcornwall


Day 2: A new smart-grid wind turbine

A huge wind turbine to create enough renewable power for over 1,440 homes to reduce Cornwall’s greenhouse gas emissions

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/xavjwbug/cornwalls-first-smart-grid-connected-wind-turbine-flier.pdf


Day 3: Grants to support low carbon projects

Three new Crowdfund Cornwall Climate Emergency funds to help tackle climate change, grow trees, and prepare action plans

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/programmes/cornwall-climate-emergency


Day 4: More electric vehicle charge points

150 more EV charging points to help people making the switch to electric cars to get around Cornwall sustainably

https://www.cornwallislesofscillygrowthprogramme.org.uk/cornwall-council-to-install-150-new-electric-vehicle-charge-points/


Day 5: The Carbon Neutral Cornwall Hive Ideas Bank

An online space with ideas and information for inspiration to help low carbon thinking and living

https://letstalk.cornwall.gov.uk/ideas-bank


Day 6: Making space for nature

Wildflower rivers, ponds, wildlife corridors and meadowbanks to protect pollinators and help wildlife thrive in Cornwall

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/parks-leisure-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/making-space-for-nature/


Day 7: Capturing methane on farms and turning it into biogas

Making renewable biogas fuel from manure slurry using world leading technology, on six of our farms, to use in our road maintenance trucks

https://bennamann.com/the-6-farm-pilot-with-cormac-biomethane-fuel-supply/


Day 8: More planning powers to protect the environment

A Climate Emergency Development Plan to encourage eco-friendly building, transport, land use and energy production

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy/adopted-plans/climate-emergency-development-plan-document/


Day 9: Climate Change books in Cornwall’s libraries and e-library

Books and resources with some of the latest thinking and writing to help everyone keep informed about climate change

https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/cornwall/items?query=Climate+Change&offset=0


Day 10: Making homes more energy efficient and cheaper to run

A pioneering Whole House Retrofit programme in Cornwall to make homes cheaper to run and reduce their carbon emissions by up to 80%

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/psdojyjj/whole-house-retrofit-project-flier.pdf


Day 11: A new tool to help make decisions

A decision-making wheel to help us make decisions that place people and the climate at the heart of everything we do

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/43hpmphv/decision-making-wheel-flier.pdf


Day 12: A new vision for Cornwall 2030~2050

Together we can: The Cornwall Plan to make Cornwall cleaner, greener, fairer and carbon neutral. Now we need you to help shape Cornwall’s vision to reach carbon neutral and put it into action.

https://democracy.cornwall.gov.uk/documents/s141031/The%20Cornwall%20Plan%20for%20Council%20-%20Appendix%202%20Supplementary%20Pack.pdf

Page last updated: 06 January 2022, 10:38