Creative Concern

Communications for a sustainable future

Helping Wrexham County Borough Council reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2016

People Power

Wrexham County Borough Council wants to reduce its carbon emissions by 50% by 2016 and we developed the People Power campaign to help them do this.

The campaign has generated some impressive results including a reduction in the Council’s energy bills by over £20,000 and carbon by 160 tonnes (compared to the same six-month period in the previous year). During the Power Challenge week, one school reduced gas and oil consumption by a massive 80% and 87% of people now think that Wrexham Council are doing ‘a lot’ or ‘everything it can’ to tackle climate change.

A second phase of the campaign has seen the Council putting solar panels on 3,000 homes to reduce energy consumption even further.