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 protecting our environment. There are also some top tips to help you make a start and even save on your bills too!

Check out our progress below and find out how you too can make simple changes to make a big difference.

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.

A selection of carbon neutral initiatives: an electric car, recycling symbol, a cloud with CO2 arrows, a lightbulb, wind turbines and solar panels

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. The project aims to deliver a Horsham District Nature Recovery Network to help wildlife thrive, and to support local communities to improve their local natural environment. A Nature Recovery Fund has been set up to support this project.

Community Climate Fund

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 and inspirational ideas in our dedicated climate news section.

Kingfisher photograph

Improving biodiversity in our countryside sites

We work hard to support and foster the wealth of biodiversity across our countryside sites. Here are some examples of places you can visit.

Green energy LED lightbulbs

We are installing LED lighting in our Horsham District car parks

Last year we replaced all the lights in our multi storey car parks with LED lighting. We are now working to replace all the lights in our car parks across the District.

Get involved: Top tips, advice and support for residents

Our latest news and top tips are kept regularly updated in our Climate Action blog posts so do keep an eye on this in the News section above.

We have also added this section to offer you some general ideas on how to:

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

Read our top tips and ideas pages