How to get involved with climate change

We want to create a cleaner and greener Rotherham and a key part of this is reducing greenhouse gas emissions across the borough, which is something we can all contribute to.

Here are some tips on how we can all help tackle the climate crisis, as individuals, in the community and for businesses. Many of these actions also have cost saving benefits too.

What we can do as individuals

What we can do in our communities

What you can do as a business

  • Sign up to the Rotherham Climate and Nature Charter. The charter gives businesses and other organisations the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to tackling the climate and nature emergencies.
  • Take a look at the government’s UK Business Climate Hub website for lots of advice, free tools and training.
  • Carry out an energy audit to understand where you could save energy or switch to renewable energy.
  • Look at your supply chain and consider if you could switch to more sustainable suppliers or use more local companies.
  • Consider setting up a cycle to work scheme for employees.
  • Carry out a waste audit to understand if your business could recycle more waste.
  • Consider whether you can reduce commuting and business travel by hybrid working or encouraging staff to travel by active travel or car sharing.