What is the Council doing to become Net Zero | Sevenoaks District Council

What is the Council doing to become Net Zero

We have already started in our journey to help climate change and reach net zero carbon. Here is just a few of the things we’ve done over the last few years:

  • Improved the efficiency of our refuse rounds
  • Promoted free energy-saving improvements for low income households 
  • Invested in a new environmentally friendly tool to remove chewing gum from pavements
  • Worked with children from local schools to discourage car idling 
  • Improved air quality in the last nine years
  • Encouraged solar energy 
  • Worked with specialists to reduce energy consumption
  • Purchased new electric vehicles 
  • Installed several solar power 'Smart' compacting bins across the District
  • Insulated nearly fifty park homes
  • Planted new trees
  • Encouraged families to get out in nature via our eco-trails
  • Created five videos for families to make space for nature at home
  • Installed new electric vehicle-charging points for our staff and taxi drivers
  • Completed a Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plan for Sevenoaks Town
  • Secured funding for a new walking, wheeling and cycling route
  • Introduced hybrid-working to cut staff travel
  • Encouraged our staff to be less wasteful 
  • Introduced a staff electric car lease scheme 
  • Installed motion sensitive lighting in our decked car parks
  • Produced a plan of further actions that has been approved by our Cabinet.

View our latest Net Zero highlight report

View our latest Net Zero action report