Our vision, priorities and pledges
Priority five: Make Swindon greener and more sustainable: we will help residents reduce their environmental impact and, as a council, we will aim to achieve net zero emissions by 2030
Accepting that the climate crisis means we cannot wait for perfect solutions with no contradictions, doing our very best to adapt and work within the evolving policy landscape. Helping to bring together, share and celebrate knowledge, resources and best practice across the community to support Swindon Borough to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Setting the conditions within our own organisation so our workforce is empowered to deliver our services and functions on a net zero basis. Promoting a green travel network across the Borough and championing biodiversity to ensure that people have access to nature. Delivering greener solutions for waste and recycling and working to make Swindon a cleaner place to live in for the benefit of residents.
With our partners we will continue to embrace and facilitate the move to sustainable travel, including promoting electrified transport and taking opportunities to ensure that our public transport operates in the most sustainable manner possible.
We will protect and enhance Swindon’s biodiversity to promote sustainable flora and fauna across the town.
We will deliver a greener waste strategy which reduces residual waste and increases recycling.
We will reduce fly tipping and encourage a cleaner environment across the town.