About Us

The Great Collaboration is home to the Greener Footprints Toolkit, an interactive online platform which will track and capture information about the carbon reduction actions that individuals, business, community groups and schools in your local community are taking and planning.

Our Purpose

To bring people together to take action on the environmental crisis by providing a model for local, regional and national action whilst informing and influencing policy making.

Our Objectives

  • To provide timely, relevant, accurate data to inform local environmental policy; this data can in turn be fed upwards to influence policy at regional and national levels.
  • To provide reliable and robust ideas, inspiration and insights about practical actions that individuals and organisations can take.
  • To provide opportunities to develop relationships and a sense of community between people at family, organisational, parish and metropolitan district ward levels by emphasising the positive environmental impact that can be achieved together.

Who are we?

The Great Collaboration is a partnership project between Herefordshire Green Network, Caplor Horizons and Fownhope Parish Council and has been funded by the MCS Foundation.

It has involved collaborations with HALC (Herefordshire Association of Local Councils), NALC (National Association of Local Councils), the Centre for Alternative Technology and Herefordshire based national sustainability experts.

Activities started in early 2020, and our online platform was launched in March 2021.

What makes us unique?

Other platforms designed to inform local policy making on carbon reduction measures have been generated from a national level perspective using data from a range of sources; this approach creates averages based on statistics rather than being informed from the community directly by individuals.

Our platform not only allows individual users and organisations to select actions appropriate to themselves, but also means we are able to respond uniquely to the needs of local councils to enable understanding of what is already happening in a parish or district, with anonymized reporting highlighting local barriers and drivers for change.

About Greener Footprints Herefordshire

As part of the commitment to help make Herefordshire become zero carbon and nature rich by 2030, a countywide partnership initiative 'Greener Footprints' has been launched by the newly formed Climate and Nature Partnership Board. This Herefordshire campaign has been developed to encourage, inspire and mobilise people and organisations from all corners of the community to make a Pledge to take action to address climate change and protect the county’s nature and wildlife.