A 24-hour city puts a lot of pressure on our natural resources and the environment. In order to provide a renewed focus on sustainable development across Westminster a new initiative called the ‘Go Green Programme’ was established in 2006.
The aim of this programme is to make the borough an exemplar ‘green’ authority by ensuring that all our services and policies work together to create a more sustainable city. The programme is guided by the Go Green board, which pulls together top-tier strategic directors from all departments as well as the executive team.
Since the programme's inception, the council has become a signatory of the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change and the Mayor of London’s Green Procurement Code. The Leader has also recently set a goal for the council to be carbon neutral by 2012.
Now in its fourth year, the Go Green Programme has grown to a wide-ranging programme of environmental schemes and projects, which span the following themes:
For more information on these work streams, please follow the links below.
Climate change is perhaps the greatest environmental threat we face today. Find out what the council is doing to mitigate against climate change.
Queen's Park is one of 10 areas in London chosen to pilot community-wide energy efficiency measures. Click here for more details and how to get inolved!
Learn about how the Carbon Alliance is working with networks of organisations to engage them in reducing energy use in buildings .
Find out about the latest funding, news and events for sustainable schools, as well as how the council is helping the next generation become more sustainable.
Air pollution in London is higher then anywhere else in the UK. Westminster council has been working to improve air quality since the early 1990s.
Despite being in the heart of the capital, Westminster is home to a thriving and diverse community of plants, animals and microorganisms.
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