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Here at Eastleigh Borough Council we don't just talk about
tackling climate change, we do our best to take positive action
that not only helps the environment but also improves the lives of
local residents. We're proud to say that our efforts were
recognised in 2008 when we were named a 'Beacon
Council for Tackling Climate Change', shining a spotlight
on all the hard work we've put in over the years to make our
Borough a greener place to live.
Sustainability is at the heart of the Council's Corporate
Strategy affecting every department. We work across
the Council to coordinate and manage projects to reduce our energy
use and carbon dioxide emissions, and adapt to a changing
The Climate Change Strategy is our
vision for Eastleigh up until 2020 and recognises our committment
to reducing Greenhouse gas emissions.
As a Council we signed up to Climate Local in July 2012
recognising the role Local Authorities have in tackling climate
change with actions on both mitigation and adaption.
The Action Plan shows the
targets we have set ourselves to achieve the objectives of the
Climate Change Strategy and Climate Local Commitment.
We have published the latest data about the Council's own
emissions for 2011/12.
What we do
Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA)
Contained within the HECA Act is a requirement for Local
Authorities to publish reports by 31st March 2013 and
then every two years after until 2027. The report should set out
the domestic energy conservation measures that the authority
considers practicable, cost-effective and likely to result in
significant improvement in the energy efficiency of residential
accommodation in its area. EBC HECA 2013 Report.
Who we are
The Sustainability Policy Coordinator
Post not currently filled
Giles Gooding is the Community Climate Change
Giles helps local individuals, households, community
organisations and small businesses become more sustainable and
reduce energy use, and raises awareness about climate change
issues. Contact him for information, advice and news of grants for
sustainable energy measures by calling 023 8068 8274 or
Jeb Farrah is the Photovoltaic & Renewable Energy
Jeb is the lead on the Council's Solar PV and renewable energy
project. She is actively looking for more sites and always
willing to discuss partnership opportunities. Contact her for
advice if you are thinking about investing in renewable energy by
calling 023 8068 8818 or email email@example.com.
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