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Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development

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.

The Sustainability Action Plan 2014 (PDF 316 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 emissions 
  • 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 adults

  • Supporting the Eco-schools programme in Worcestershire
  • Integrating sustainable development into the school curriculum
  • Carrying out awareness raising campaigns on issues such as waste minimisation, energy efficiency and sustainable transport.

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 land-use planning.

Further Information

In this section

More Information

See also in our website

External websites

  • Eco-Schools
    A website that contains a large about of information on learning more about eco friendly schools.
  • UK Climate Impacts Programme
    This website helps organisations to adapt to inevitable climate change.
  • Lets Waste Less
    A local website that contains a large amount of information on how to stop wasting things through different services.
  • Local Government
    This page contains a case study on sustainable energy in practice and another page that contains a case study on using less fuel at school.
  • EduLink
    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.

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This page was last reviewed 27 January 2014 at 15:21.
The page is next due for review 26 July 2015.