Reporting on the Youth Climate Conference

The closing video from the Youth Climate Conference 2022. And yes, people are already talking about a date for the 2023 conference, so watch this space. We were delighted to be able to partner with Youth Network, along with the council, Culture Trust, Luton Rising and and University of Bedfordshire to help out with thisContinue reading “Reporting on the Youth Climate Conference”

Cycling made E-asy pilot project

Luton has been selected as one of five pilot locations for a new electric bike scheme. Cycling Made E-asy is a government funded scheme run by the Cycling UK agency. It provides free loans of electric bikes, offering people an opportunity to try out a variety of different types – including cargo bikes, folding bikes,Continue reading “Cycling made E-asy pilot project”

 XR’s Carnival for Life to visit Luton

Extinction Rebellion are touring a ‘Carnival for Life’ around the East of England, and will be bringing their “big, bold, colourful and beautiful” celebration to Luton on Friday the 22nd of July. The carnival will start at Manor Road Park at 3pm and proceed towards George Street and the town hall, where there will beContinue reading ” XR’s Carnival for Life to visit Luton”

The Youth Climate Conference

Zero Carbon Luton is delighted to be working with Youth Network on the Youth Climate Conference, which will take place on the 11th and 12th of July 2022 at Stockwood Park. Organised by and for young people, this youth-led conference be an opportunity to learn, to question, to help to shape a better future. DayContinue reading “The Youth Climate Conference”

Factcheck: Luton’s efficient homes

Luton often appears in lists compiled by PR companies hoping for a bit of news attention. Their methodology can often be highly suspect, giving entirely false representations of the town. I recently came across two rather different perspectives on the efficiency of Luton’s homes. This survey had Luton at number five, as one of theContinue reading “Factcheck: Luton’s efficient homes”

What could you forage in your local park?

How many edible plants could you find on a stroll through your local park? Residents of High Town got to find out recently, on a walk in People’s Park with Jane Simmons, aka The Hitchin Forager. Starting at the park’s green flag, it took a matter of yards to find the first edibles tucked awayContinue reading “What could you forage in your local park?”

Cheaper solar with Solar Together Bedfordshire

At a time when electricity costs are rising, having your own solar panels is looking more appealing with every bill through the letterbox. Solar can be expensive though, and so here’s some good news for those who have been pondering the pros and cons: Registrations are now open for the group-buying scheme Solar Together, runningContinue reading “Cheaper solar with Solar Together Bedfordshire”

Could you be Luton’s climate champion?

As part of its Easy Being Green campaign, Luton Council is hosting a competition to find the town’s climate change champion. The council wants to hear examples of people who are reducing their carbon footprints, and who would be willing to share their story. Using images and video, you’d be sharing your experienced of howContinue reading “Could you be Luton’s climate champion?”

Green controlled growth at Luton airport?

Luton Rising are proposing a new approach to sustainability concerns around expanding the airport. Called Green Controlled Growth, the aim is to set fixed limits for a variety of environmental harms. Any expansion of the airport has to fit within those boundaries, or it can’t happen. Here’s the video introducting the idea: As Luton RisingContinue reading “Green controlled growth at Luton airport?”

Look out for our Little Green Libraries

Have you seen one of our Little Green Libraries yet? We’re pulling together collections of inspiring and informative books on environmental themes, and placing them in public places. It’s part of our work on climate literacy, and making sure that anyone in Luton can find the information they need to make a difference. They runContinue reading “Look out for our Little Green Libraries”