Sustainable development is "development which meets the needs of
the present without compromising the ability of future generations
to meet their own needs" (Brundtland Commission).
Considering economic, social and environmental issues in an
integrated way will help improve quality of life for
everyone. Sustainable development means doing things differently at
work, at school and at home. We all have a part to play.
Action Plan 2012/2013 (296 KB) outlines actions for improving
sustainability with in Worcestershire County Council'.
A Sustainable Council
We aim to lead by example
- Working to reduce energy consumption and therefore carbon
- Considering the environmental and social impacts of the
goods and services we procure
- Working to reduce our waste and encourage others to
do the same
- Reducing car mileage for business and commuting journeys
- Striving to help develop a successful local economy.
We aim to educate children and
- Supporting the Eco-schools programme in Worcestershire
- Integrating sustainable development into the school
- Carrying out awareness raising campaigns on issues such as
waste minimisation, energy efficiency and sustainable
We aim to enable residents to live more sustainable
- Supporting residents to be energy efficient
- Helping to develop and promote recycling services
- Developing and promoting sustainable transport
- Supporting local business networks
- Protecting our countryside and biodiversity
- Enabling access to local services, for example through our
website that contains a large about of information on learning more
about eco friendly schools.
- UK Climate Impacts
This website helps organisations to
adapt to inevitable climate change.
- Lets Waste Less
local website that contains a large amount of information on how to
stop wasting things through different services.
This page contains a case study on
sustainable energy in practice and another
page that contains a case study on using less fuel at
EduLink is Worcestershire's online portal
service delivering information, communication and resources to
support learners in the county.
- You can find more on the
Education for Sustainable Development page.
This page was last reviewed 31 October 2012 at 13:57.
The page is next due for review 29 April 2014.