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Find out whats going on in Rutland and all the efforts being made to take action against climate change.

Rutland Climate Action supports the Carbon Literacy Action Day – Monday 4th December 2023

Rutland’s first Climate Action Awards

Rutland Climate Action are pleased to announce that nominations are now open for the Climate
Change champions who will be recognised at an awards ceremony in June 2024.
This will be the first year that Rutland Climate Action will be presenting awards across seven
categories for businesses, schools, colleges, community organisations, parish councils and
The awards ceremony will coincide with national Great Big Green Week: 8 th to 16 th June 2024.
Nominations are now open.
For 2024, there are 7 categories open for nomination. Please send us information and contact details
for individual, group, school, clubs, or business whose actions contribute positively towards a
carbon-neutral future, reduced energy use or greater environmental resilience in Rutland.

Award Categories
Climate Champion 2024,

Community, Business, Primary / Secondary School, Parish Councils

Become a Climate Action Champion at your place of work or study.
If your employer or school does not already have a climate change champion or decarbonisation
plan, you might be able to help them make the necessary changes.
A climate champion can play a central role for an organisation to reduce their carbon emissions.
They are the focal point for an organisation’s efforts in reducing their carbon footprint and thus play
an important part in making change happen.
You might be able to receive special training and support to better understand carbon emissions.
You should be able to work with other members of your organisation to identify the appropriate
actions your organisation can take to decarbonise their operations. You would then share your
insights with the rest of the organisation and facilitate the necessary work. Being a climate champion
might not only be a great way to raise your (professional) profile, but also help to make real change
happen. Please e- mail: for further information.

The Rutland Green Directory

A directory of ‘green’ businesses and initiatives in Rutland

There are now many people in Rutland trying to change the way we live, work and shop so that we can reduce carbon emissions and have a less harmful and a more positive effect on the environment.

Rutland Climate Action are compiling a list to help local businesses, clubs, communities, schools, and residents on that journey.

The groups and businesses listed are all going the extra mile to have a positive impact by:

  • Reducing waste – recycling, upcycling, repurposing, repairing, and redistributing.
  • Moving away from single-use plastic, or more mindfully sourcing raw materials and packaging.
  • Conserving energy and/or using renewable energy sources.
  • Reducing transport miles by sourcing locally.
  • Considering the social and environmental impact of everything they do.
  • Tree planting.

Adding entries

If you are or know of a business or community group who you think should be included in our directory, please let us know. If they do not currently meet our criteria, then we will try to offer suggestions and support them in their efforts to become ‘greener’.

The Rutland Green Directory will be published on our website and maintained by volunteers.

Please contact:

Rutland Climate Action supports the Carbon Literacy Action Day – Monday 4th December 2023

The Carbon Literacy Action Day will take place on Monday 4th December 2023 to coincide with
the UN COP28 Climate Negotiations – and you can be part of it.

What is the Carbon Literacy Action Day?
The Carbon Literacy Action Day will see the largest ever number of people participate and complete their days’ worth of Carbon Literacy training, and pledge positive action to reduce carbon emissions, in a single day. Thousands of people from organisations and communities across the world will take part, making this the world’s greatest climate education event to date.

What is Carbon Literacy?
Says Bill Stillman (Communications Officer) Rutland Climate Action: ‘Carbon Literacy is an awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis. Taking part in the Carbon Literacy Action Day is important because it means:

  • Developing a greater understanding of the climate crisis and your footprint.
  • Understanding the different ways in which you can reduce your carbon footprint as an individual, organisation or community.
  • Creating a positive change in your life, organisation, or community.
  • Developing a strong understanding of the impacts of climate change on the wider world and understanding climate injustice.
  • Working to create lasting change and hope for all.

Who can get involved in the Action Day?
Just like Carbon Literacy itself, the Carbon Literacy Action Day is for anyone and everyone – no
matter whether you are an individual, represent a community or belong to an organisation.
There already is a huge range of organisations from a breadth of sectors including Universities & Colleges, Local Authorities, Museums and Galleries, Healthcare, Automotive and many more, who will be participating in the Action Day.
Carbon Literacy includes you, no matter who you are or what you do

Why get involved in the Action Day?

  • Be a part of the largest low-carbon climate education day.
  • Get involved in an exciting event while COP28 takes place.
  • Develop a greater understanding of climate change and take immediate and effective action to tackle the climate crisis.
  • Be a part of the breadth and diversity of Carbon Literacy, as we witness people from all backgrounds and countries around the world, come together and complete their days’ worth of Carbon Literacy training.
  • Use the Action Day as a catalyst to generate increased levels of involvement, activity and Carbon Literacy within your community, organisation or way of life.
  • Show your commitment to climate action.

Carbon Literacy training session -5 free places

Change Agents UK, the Oakham based sustainability education charity and not-for-profit organisation, are kindly offering 5 free places on their Carbon Literacy training session on Monday 4th December to any climate action or community volunteers in Rutland who would like to become certified as Carbon Literate.

If you would like to participate in the Carbon Literacy Action Day, develop a greater understanding of climate change, or register your interest in Rutland Climate Action, please complete the contact form on our website: or contact Bill Stillman :

 Active Rutland Warning that climate change poses ‘serious threat’ to sport and physical activity in England

Warning that climate change poses 'serious threat' to sport and physical activity in England

Climate change is already negatively impacting levels of physical activity in Britain and without significant action, it will severely worsen sporting inequality, our chair Chris Boardman will say today.

Speaking at the Blue Earth Summit on Thursday, Chris will highlight Sport England analysis and data which shows:

Active Rutland are a physical activity development team from Rutland County Council, who bring together physical activity partners, promote and develop local opportunities and help people of all ages on their journey of physical activity.

Active Rutland — News

Forestry England Clipsham Farm

Forestry England are creating a new multi-purpose woodland on 220 hectares of land we’ve purchased at Clipsham Farm, which straddles the border of Rutland and Lincolnshire. We have purchased the site to create a new woodland that will enhance biodiversity, contribute to the local economy, provide a source of sustainable timber and opportunities for public access and recreation for the local community.

Work in progress

Over the coming months, we will be conducting a range of surveys to give us all the information we need to make sure the right trees are planted in the right place.

This woodland will be an important part of the work that Forestry England are doing to expand the nation’s forests as part of the Government’s Nature for Climate Fund.

We will talk to the local community along the way to help inform our plans.

Information page for Clipsham Wood (Clipsham Farm | Woodland creation | Forestry England),

Rutland welcomes £1m investment for electrical vehicle charging points
Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure
  • Five local authorities, including Rutland County Council and Midlands Connect submitted a successful bid for £935,355 Government funding
  • Funding will deliver 26 standard and 4 rapid charging points across Rutland
  • Bid will fund total of 322 standard and 27 rapid EV charging points across the Midlands
  • Projections suggest creation of 220 EV-related jobs in Rutland by 2032
  • Nominated charge point locations targeted towards areas with low % of off-street parking

Rutland County Council and partners are welcoming the news today that their £1million funding bid, as part of the Government’s Local Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Pilot, has been successful. The County Council joined a partnership of five local authorities across the Midlands region, alongside Sub-National Transport Body Midlands Connect to submit the bid in June this year.

EV charge-point grant for flat owner-occupiers and people living in rented properties – installer guidance

How the electric vehicle charge-point grant scheme works, responsibilities for installers and how to make a claim.

EV ChargePoint grant for flat owner-occupiers and people living in rented properties – installer guidance – GOV.UK (

Electric Vehicle Home-charge Scheme: guidance for installers

How the Electric Vehicle Home-charge Scheme works, responsibilities for installers and how to make a claim.

Electric Vehicle Home-charge Scheme: guidance for installers – GOV.UK (

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