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What you can do to help tackle climate change

Making improvements to your home can help improve your energy efficiency. There are a number of grants and schemes that can help you to lower your energy bills. Find out more information on our help with improving your home page.

You can support our new anti-idling campaign called Turn It Off which aims to improve air quality in the district by asking drivers to turn off their engines if they are stopped for a minute or more.

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You can work out your home or your organisation’s carbon footprint with the National Energy Foundation carbon calculator  and then see the National The Energy Saving Trust website on how to reduce carbon emissions, how to use water more sustainably and how to save money on energy bills. 

Avoid single-use plastic bottles by using Refill – the app finds businesses and cafes near you have signed up to the Refill campaign encouraging people to refill a reusable bottle at their premises. You can download an app which shows you the nearest ‘refill station’ participating in the scheme e.g. our building The Beacon in Wantage.

The Government provides practical advice for businesses, including guidance on sustainability and environmental regulations. See its Environmental Impact – guidance for business.

Contact us - Climate and biodiversity team

Vale of White Horse District Council
Abbey House
Abbey Close
OX14 3JE