A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere because of the activities of an individual, organisation or community. There are lots of positive things happening globally and locally to help reduce our impact on the environment, and the good news is we can all get involved to do our bit.
Manchester is committed to action on climate change and the city’s fi rst ever climate change strategy was produced in 2009 called Manchester: A Certain Future. In January 2016, just one month a er the Paris Agreement, we committed to ‘become a zero-carbon city by 2050’. You will probably have seen some of these changes taking effect already in the form of green transport such as Mobikes, trams, Stagecoach electric hybrid buses and the improved cycle routes along Oxford Road.
We are working to improve our impact on the environment with the use of solar panels, insulation, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps, and community allotments. Although these measures are not always suitable for all of our properties, we are always looking at other innovative ways to improve environmental performance and help you to reduce your energy bills.
The Priority Services Register (PSR) is a free service provided by energy suppliers and network operators to customers in need.
Customers on this register can receive extra support or services depending on their circumstances, for example, they will receive advanced notice of any works or planned power cuts and priority support in emergencies.
You do not have to register with each energy supplier individually. If you register with Electricity North West, this information can be shared with your energy suppliers for gas, electricity and water.
To check if you can sign up and for more information visit the Citizens Advice website and search ‘Priority Services Register’ or call Electricity North West on 0800 195 4141 and select option 2.