The UK has agreed to become carbon neutral by 2050 and in order to do so, meaningful changes must be made now. There has been increased pressure for UK cities to change their attitude towards climate change and become more sustainable to protect the earth’s climate. Now we’re seeing some of our favourite cities lead the way around the world for ecological achievements. Here is a summary of some of the most eco-friendly cities in the UK.
Bristol voted one of the UK’s most eco-friendly cities
Let’s start right from the top and begin with Bristol, which is considered one of the top cities in the UK for it’s green efforts. Back in 2015, Bristol was voted 2015 European Green Capital and they’ve continued their progress to ensure that their reputation remains high. It’s recorded that 1 in 5 of all residents in Bristol choose to walk to work and large corporations in the city are making big efforts to improve their sustainability.
Did you know that Sheffield has more trees than any other European city? They have over 2 million grown across the city which will be contributing massively to reducing climate change. Across the UK, there are many efforts to reduce the landfill that’s happening in the country. Sheffield is certainly doing their bit to ensure this is kept at a low rate with records showing that only 1% of household waste were sent to landfill.
Leeds has had a reputation for birthing innovative ideas towards sustainable design and development projects, making it no surprise that it’s named as one of the most eco friendly cities in the UK. It’s considered the ‘centre of excellence for eco design innovation’, constructing various buildings that try to make the most of energy efficient, low carbon materials.
Cambridge has adopted a Dutch influence with their campaign for cutting carbon emissions by developing one of the most recognised bicycle led communities in the UK. Rather than residents opting for vehicles to travel around the city, the Cambridge cycling campaign is contributing massively to keeping the city eco-friendly and preventing a large number of vehicles being driven.
Brighton is an extremely vibrant city commonly known for various events and traditions, and it’s celebrated for being one of the most eco-friendly cities in the UK too. It has strong affiliations with the Green Party, encouraging the city to come up with efficient eco strategies to plan for the future. In fact, it’s the first city in the world to be accredited with the ‘One Planet City’ award for their efforts over the last 3 years to reduce the city’s environmental impact.
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