WNF projects Environmental Partnership

Children recylingThe Birmingham Environmental Partnership provided strategic leadership on environmental and sustainability issues.

The partnership’s activities concentrated on its four outcomes:
1) Low carbon economy
2) Low waste economy
3) Clean city
4) Adaptation to climate change.

Below is a list of the Birmingham Environmental Partnership projects with funding allocated over the three-year WNF programme (closed fund).

Project Summary
Co-ordination and risk mapping (Adapt 1) The project provided core staff, coordination and baseline risk mapping to enable Birmingham to achieve its adaptation targets
Training, Demonstration and Awareness programme
(Adapt 4)
The project promoted behavioural change and increased awareness across Birmingham in terms of adaptation to climate change
Pro-environment behaviours The project promoted behavioural change across the four outcomes of the partnership
Faith and Climate Change The project worked directly with 70 places of worship to reduce CO2 emissions by providing information, advice and guidance
Green Doctor The green doctor will visit deprived neighbourhoods and offer energy advice to help reduce fuel costs and improve energy efficiency
Community initiatives Built capacity of local organisations to deliver CO2 reduction initiatives
CHP network development Established energy provision for homes and business at 5% below market rates. Attracting inward investment
Sustainable procurement Promotion of local supply chain and requirement for skills training and labour in all Be Birmingham partners contracts
Carbon monitoring
Established a carbon emissions management trading and accounting mechanism covering the whole city
Local residents volunteered to improve their local environment through a range of physical activities
Neighbourhood charters
Produced neighbourhood charters in five priority neighbourhoods which provided an agreed framework and local targets to improve both service delivery and resident action to create cleaner neighbourhoods
Anti graffiti
Project delivered Birmingham’s Anti Graffiti Strategy actions to reduce the city’s graffiti target
Be resourceful canvassing
Increased recycling collections by 16 waste collection rounds via face to face canvassing
SME waste minimisation Improved business efficiency via minimising their waste through a number of media forums
Clean Priority Neighbourhoods
Employed an EQS surveyor to carry out environmental quality surveys in 25 priority neighbourhoods, which enabled service providers to target resources efficiently to improve cleanliness standards
Adapt 2 and 3 The project provided evidence and practical tools to identify climate risks and practical solutions
Extra paid driver The project provided extra paid drivers who contributed to recycling and the relief of poverty
Recycling road map The project produced a number of maps showing the locations of and provided details of local charitable, community and third sector organisations that process or deal with a wide range of specified goods and materials that can be reused or recycled
Schools food waste recovery The pilot project provided a separate weekly collection system for food waste from an initial group of 30 schools to an In-Vessel Composting and divert approximately 114 tonnes away from Tyseley Incinerator.
Total waste strategy (TWS) The strategy and action plan was developed to meet the city’s challenging vision of zero waste from all sources being sent to landfill by 2026. The TWS builds on data acquired for Birmingham City Council Waste Capacity Study.
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