Climate and environment

We are committed to tackling climate change.

On these pages you will find details of our three key project areas dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and and protecting our environment.

Why not check out our progress and find out how you too can make a difference.

Three key aims of our work

Three key projects to support our targets

We have three key projects up and running that are dedicated to creating a cared-for environment in the Horsham District. More information on each project area will be posted on these pages as they progress.

Reducing carbon emissions

We are committed to taking practical steps to tackle climate change. 1. See how we are progressing on delivering our targets to become a carbon neutral council. 2. Find out how we are working towards becoming a carbon neutral district.

Wilder Horsham District

Becoming a Wilder Horsham District

The Council has initiated a unique and innovative five year partnership with the Sussex Wildlife Trust to enhance wildlife across the Horsham District. Its main objective is the development and delivery of the Horsham District Nature Recovery Network to help wildlife thrive, and to increase awareness of actions that communities can take to improve their local natural environment. A Nature Recovery Fund has also been set up to support this project.

Hands holding a fragile Earth sculpture

Supporting communities through the Community Climate Fund

Community action is an important part of reducing carbon emissions across the District. We have launched a Community Climate Fund to support community projects that reduce carbon emissions and improve the physical environment in a way that also benefits the wider community.

Climate and environment news

Find project updates, top tips, and inspirational ideas in our dedicated climate news section.

Cllr James Wright with one of his beehives

Council supports World Bee Day

As part of World Bee Day the Horsham District is playing its part in supporting our all-important insect pollinators.

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Walk to School Week 16-20 May 2022

We are supporting Walk to School Week as part of National Walking Month this May, helping children to stay active as well as reducing air pollution and protecting the environment.

Get involved

We have used this section to offer you some Top Tips, advice and support on how you can:

  • reduce your carbon footprint,
  • save energy,
  • help protect the environment and reduce biodiversity loss,
  • and maybe even save yourself some money too.

Get involved and start making a change today