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Climate change and sustainability

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Tackling climate change in the borough

See how we've been taking action to combat climate change.

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Clean Air Plan for Greater Manchester

All 10 Greater Manchester local authority areas have worked together on a Clean Air Plan.

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Cycling helps to cut down on fuel emissions, air pollution, noise and congestion.

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Our sustainability goals

We've created some goals to help make the borough more sustainable.

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Home energy and insulation

Switching to clean electricity could have a positive impact on the environment.

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Report air pollution

Report air pollution, smoke problems or bonfires.

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Recycling rates

See how much we're recycling in the borough of Rochdale.

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Electric car charging spaces

We've several electric car charging spaces in the borough of Rochdale.

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Health and wellbeing

We need to be healthy to achieve a sustainable borough.

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Climate change can cause more flooding events.

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Eco-friendly business pledge

Commit to becoming an eco-business by working towards all of the relevant criteria.

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Fly-tipping and littering

Fly-tipping and littering can damage our local environment.

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Green volunteers

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​You can help us make lasting improvements in the borough by becoming a Green Volunteer.

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Parks and countryside

We've many different parks and open spaces for you to enjoy in the borough.

UK Green Building Council

Rochdale Borough Council is a member of the UK Green Building Council.

Carbon neutrality explained

​Rochdale Youth Parliament has created a video explaining important climate change terms, such as net zero targets, carbon neutrality and more.

Watch net zero targets video on YouTube (2mins 24secs)