As part of our work to tackle poor air quality, we are taking steps to reduce the council’s own impact on the environment. This includes:
replacing our vehicle fleet with zero and low emission vehicles, including larger vehicles, such as buses and refuse vehicles where technology allows
encouraging our staff to choose active travel by promoting safer walking and cycling routes and by providing cycling storage facilities at our offices
reducing the impact of necessary deliveries to council buildings by using couriers that use ultra-low emission transport and consolidating deliveries with nearby councils
improving the energy efficiency of council buildings by switching to LED lighting and installing solar panels and wind turbines. We have also installed more efficient communal heating on some of our housing estates and made use of waste heat from the tube to heat homes through the innovative Bunhill heat network.
Also read about all the work we do with Islington schools.