Lincoln Climate Commission publishes Summer Newsletter

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 18:04

The Summer edition of the Lincoln Climate Commission Newsletter is now live.

Including; the countdown to COP26 in Lincoln, #rewildingLincolnshire, the first school in Lincolnshire to sign up to the Let's Go Zero campaign and more:

Read it here:

https://lncn.ac/lccnews2

Local Climate Impacts Profile for Lincolnshire

Tue, 09/07/2021 - 17:48

A summary report has been undertaken to help understand the local impacts of extreme weather events on public services, places and people, helping us to prepare for future climate change. 

City council ‘rewilding’ initiative to introduce more wildflower areas to Lincoln

Wed, 09/01/2021 - 17:40

There are 47 Local Wildlife Sites, making up 740 hectares and account for 21% of the land in the City of Lincoln administrative boundary.  Local Wildlife Sites are defined areas identified and selected locally for their substantive nature conservation value. They play a crucial part in the natural processes that maintain, air, soil and water quality and reduce the effects of flooding, pollution and climate change.  They represent local character and distinctiveness and symbolise the best of our urban green spaces.  

Lincoln Climate Commission submits second letter of objection to Biscathorpe oil operation

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 17:31

Following new evidence, members of the Lincoln Climate Commission submitted a second letter of objection on 9th August 2021 to the Edgon Resources’ application to drill for and extract oil from Biscathorpe in the Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Read the second letter below:

From: Undersigned members of the Lincoln Climate Commission PLANNING REFERENCE: PL/0037/21 DEVELOPMENT: FOR A SIDE-TRACK DRILLING OPERATION, ASSOCIATED TESTING AND LONG-TERM OIL PRODUCTION

Success Stories in Lincolnshire

Fri, 08/06/2021 - 15:30

 

 

The Lincoln Climate Commission is looking for examples of individuals, businesses, or community groups that have successfully implemented sustainability principles in the running of their homes, operations or engagement practices.

We would like to share these examples as case studies on our website, in order to inspire others to think differently about how they manage their environmental and social impact.

If you'd like to contribute a case study, please complete the below form and send it back to us.

 

Let's Go Zero - Call for Lincolnshire Schools to join national climate action campaign

Tue, 05/18/2021 - 12:53

Are the staff, governors and students at your school concerned about climate change?

Would you like to make your school carbon neutral by 2030?

Would you like some support and advice in achieving this?

Then why not join the free ‘Let’s Go Zero’ campaign?

Let's Go Zero Website

Climate Action in Lincoln Survey

Tue, 05/18/2021 - 11:07

The climate is changing rapidly with effects being seen all over the UK and across the world.  People, now, more than ever want to take action to reduce their carbon footprint, and live in ways that are less carbon-intensive, use less of our planet's precious resources, and want to support the target set by Lincoln to be a zero-carbon city by 2030. To achieve this citywide, emissions will need to reduce by 11 percent every year until 2030. Supporting residents and communities to take action is a crucial part of achieving this ambition.

Lincoln Climate Commission writes letter of objection to the Edgon Resources’ application to drill for and extract oil in Biscathorpe

Fri, 04/30/2021 - 16:04

Lincoln Climate Commission has written a letter of objection to the Edgon Resources’ application to drill for and extract oil from Biscathorpe in the Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Councillors have been sent the below email, along with the open letter published at the end of this article, which details why the Commission is objecting to this application.

Dear County Councillor,

New Resource: Lincoln Sustainability Toolkit

Fri, 04/23/2021 - 09:08

The Lincoln Sustainability Toolkit has been created by the Lincoln Climate Commission as a one-stop guide to all things sustainable. It includes everything from saving energy to reducing plastics at home.

Learn about local cycle routes and how to easily transition from carbon consumer to carbon saver. If you'd like to add to the toolkit, please email lincolnclimatecommission@gmail.com. View the toolkit at the link below:

Lincoln Sustainability Toolkit