Hull City Council has set out an ambition to become carbon neutral by 2030​.

New video launched to tell Hull’s story on tackling climate change

Hull City Council have launched a new video which shows how Hull and its local businesses are taking action locally to confront climate change.

It calls upon even more local businesses and residents to step up and join the fight against climate change.

Produced by Reddoor, the short video shows how businesses like manufacturers Eltheringtons Aluminium Group and community garden Rooted in Hull are making changes to how they operate in order to go greener.

The Humber region is the UK’s biggest carbon emitter, emitting more than 12 million tonnes of CO2 per year. CO2 is known as a “greenhouse gas”, which means it traps more heat in the earth’s atmosphere, causing the planet to become warmer than it would be naturally. This then has a detrimental effect on the planet, including increasing sea levels and causing disruption to plant and animal life.

In April 2019, Hull City Council declared a climate emergency and last year, they published the Hull 2030 Carbon Neutral Strategy – its ambitious vision for making Hull carbon neutral by 2030. It’s built around eight themes of heat, power, mobility, consumption, fair transition, carbon sequestration, skills and jobs and innovation.

Councillor Daren Hale, Leader of Hull City Council, said:

“We’re proud to be launching this video, showing how Hull has made an incredible effort to reduce its carbon emissions. But we know there’s still so much more we can do, so that’s why we are calling on every resident to push even harder in the fight against climate change, whether that’s by making a small change to life at home, or big changes to running a business.

“Thank you to Eltheringtons and Rooted in Hull for sharing their stories with us for the video – we hope that sharing successes like these will continue to inspire more local businesses to think about how they can go greener, which can not only help the planet, but help support their business too.”

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Watch the video below:

the contents of an LFT kit from above. One testing device has been removed from its packaging. The other components are assembled, ready for a test to be taken