Green City news archive 2017

The Unusual Suspects Recycling competition winners

Date: 19 January 2017

Summary: Young recyclers in Southampton have scooped prizes in the ‘Unusual Suspects’ recycling competition with their winning creative interpretations of items often overlooked when recycling around the home and when out and about.


National Fuel Poverty Day 2017

Date: 15 February 2017

Summary: Southampton Healthy Homes is marking Fuel Poverty Awareness Day this Friday 17th February with an appeal to residents who are struggling with energy bills.


Southampton awarded £90,000 to deliver real-time travel information

Date: 23 February 2017

Summary: Southampton City Council has been awarded £90,000 by the Department for Transport towards the implementation of a citywide initiative to collect real-time traffic data.


Funding secured for air quality improvement

Date: 24 February 2017

Summary: Defra have announced that Southampton City Council will receive £892,000 as part of an annual funding pot to tackle air quality locally.


National Clean Air Day 2017

Date: 8 June 2017

Summary: This is the first ever National Clean Air Day (NCAD) led by Global Action Plan. Global Action Plan is a charity that brings people together and inspires them to take practical environmental action.


Southampton Cycling Strategy 2017-2027

Date: 30 June 2017

Summary: Following input from hundreds of individuals, we can announce our Cycling Strategy for Southampton for the next ten years.


Step Up Southampton

Date: 27 September 2017

Summary: Starting on World Mental Health Day (Tuesday 10 October 2017), My Journey are challenging Southampton to swap one short car journey and walk 10 million steps together for a happier, healthier city.


Clean air strategy one year on

Date: 29 November 2017

Summary: One year after Southampton City Council launched its Clean Air Strategy, we are highlighting a number of offers available now and many to come, to reduce polluting emissions in the city.


Grand finale of the Bin it to Win it recycling scheme

Date: 8 December 2017

Summary: To celebrate the success of the Bin it to Win it recycling reward scheme we are going out in style, delivering ‘The Twelve Recycling Rewards of Christmas’ to residents of Southampton.


Councils' Air Quality Incentive scheme for taxi operators

Date: 13 December 2017

Summary: Southampton and Eastleigh councils have set up a scheme that offers a cashback incentive for taxi owners, to help them replace older, more polluting vehicles.