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.
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.
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.
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.
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.