Case studies

Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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‘Energetic Lifestyles’: Engaging young people in the development and implementation of carbon reduction initiatives

The Energetic Lifestyles project explored young people’s perspectives, in establishing an improved understanding of the perceptions and barriers to energy efficient behaviours among young people and ethnically diverse communities.

DePoLARiZE (Delivering Port of Liverpool-Associated Road freight Zero Emissions)

The project aimed to identify potential practical measures for decarbonising freight traffic and to convene relevant stakeholders in transforming freight mobilities to and from the Port of Liverpool, so as to kickstart an ongoing process for collaborative and effective action on this challenging issue.

We Are Newham, We Are Food Growing

We Are Food Growing is an initiative to support schools to develop their own food gardens in playgrounds.

Bolsover Means Business

A hyper-local project aiming to help hard to reach businesses gain the skills they need to transition to net zero.

SENsational Story and Play

Collaborating with Children’s Services in the LGA Family Hubs Peer Review, Dorset Library Service began to explore how we could develop our contribution to the Best Start in Life* and Dorset Council’s: Our Children, Young People’s and Families Plan 2020-2023.

Inspiring conferences to be sustainable

The Brighton Centre team is collaborating with conference organisers, businesses and residents to create a sustainable conference culture that leaves a positive impact on the local environment and communities.

Brighton & Hove City Council: Partnership action on the emergency food response

Brighton & Hove City Council is working with community organisations that share its goal of a healthy, sustainable and fair food system.

Kirklees Council: A cost of living action plan co-created by the public health and policy teams

Developing a cost of living action plan at Kirklees Council has been a joint effort between the public health and corporate policy teams, with strong councillor involvement.

Using data to decarbonise Birmingham

Local government has an important role to play when it comes to achieving both UK and global climate targets, but how can data be used to plan and implement climate initiatives more effectively? “Project 3D“ is an innovative, data led project that is supporting Birmingham to meet decarbonisation targets.

Reading's Low Carbon Leisure Programme

Reading Borough Council is investing in modern, regionally-significant leisure facilities to improve health and wellbeing whilst ensuring alignment with its ambitious climate commitments.