What you can do as an individual

Solar Together - collective buying scheme for solar panels

Wiltshire Council is working in partnership with Swindon Borough Council and independent experts iChoor, to deliver a group buying scheme which offers solar panels with optional battery storage and EV charge points.

Registration for the scheme ran between 9 May unitl the 14 June and is now closed. In the next few weeks those who registered will receive a personal recommendation from Solar Together for consideration.

For more information people can visit www.solartogether.co.uk/wiltshire, email wiltshire@solartogether.co.ukor call 0800 048 8113.

Find out your carbon footprint

To begin lowering your carbon footprint one of the first things you can do is to establish what your footprint is. The WWF carbon calculator is a good tool to achieve this.

Spread the word

To ensure greenhouse emissions decrease fast enough we are going to need engage within society. Talking about it encourages others to think about it and spreads the message further.

In your home

If your household income is under £30,000 a year and you live in a home with a low energy performance rating (EPC D, E,F or G) you may be eligible for home improvements of up to £10,000. This could include measures such as Solar PV, Insulation or a new Front Door.

To find out more and see if you are eligible for the scheme, visit Home (https://swindonwiltshire-lad-applications.com/). Make sure that once you have completed your application form, you create an account and submit your supporting evidence as part of the application process.

Travel

In your garden