Our Collaborative Projects
Camden Climate Change Alliance is working with partner organisations, businesses, community and schools to deliver a more sustainable borough through innovative collaborative projects. Below you will find a summary of current key initiatives.
Camden Cup Recycling Project
Funded by Hubbub’s #TheCupFund, CCCA is working with Veolia and business improvement districts to encourage the reduction in single-use cups and improve recycling. This will be done by engaging businesses directly plus street cleansers collecting cup separately in public realm areas.
Independent coffee shops and office-based businesses will benefit from various resources including internal cup recycling bins (offices only), communications material, training and cups collected recycled for free.
If you are a business located in Hampstead Village, Fitzrovia and Hatton Garden areas contact us today to learn more and take part
Funded by the Mayor of London’s Air Quality Fund (MAQF) the Camden Town Low Emission Neighbourhood aims to improve local air quality through a number of measures targeted to reduce emissions from transport and buildings. Road closures and improved cycling and walking routes will reduce pollution exposure for pedestrians and cyclists as well as traffic casualties and support the local economy. As part of the scheme, the CCCA will be delivering free air quality and energy audits to businesses based in the Camden Town area.
Refill is an award-winning campaign to help reduce the consumption of plastic by making it easier to refill a reusable water bottle. CCCA is working with City to Sea to deliver this project across the borough. Businesses commit to providing a refill facility which is promoted through an online map and window stickers.
In addition to help tackling the plastic issue at source, you will be helping to combat climate change and benefit from the large awareness-raising campaign supporting this initiative, which ultimately will increase your business reputation and attract new customers.
A large number of businesses from all sector have joined the campaign. From high street coffee shops to holiday destinations, sports retailers, estate agents and supermarkets, you’ll be surprised by who’s already joined the Refill Revolution. Sign your business up today and start your own chain reaction to plastic pollution!
Camden Cargo Bike Network
Camden Businesses are being offered the opportunity to benefit from the Camden Cargo Bike Network. The borough-wide MAQF-funded scheme will see a network of cargo bikes available for businesses to trial and use as part of their fleet or delivery requirements. Businesses will benefit from:
- Freight Auditing and advice – an expert will work with you to identify where deliveries, transporting of goods and courier activities could be made greener and how this may be achieved and incorporated into business practices long term.
- Cargo Bike Provision/Pool cargo Bike Provision – cargo bikes will be offered for trial for a pre-agreed period, and advice and support given to businesses who would like to purchase a cargo bike of their own following conclusion of a trial.
- Provision of green courier services – a set number of free green courier deliveries will be provided to businesses who have had this identified as a key benefit through the development of a freight audit.
Clean Air Villages 2
Funded by the Defra central government Clean Air Grant, Clean Air Villages 2 seeks to improve air quality across a number of London boroughs. In Camden, the Alliance is working with Cross River Partnership to deliver freight delivery consolidation across three Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) using Camden Council’s Freight Consolidation Centre. BIDs involved include Hatton Garden, Euston Town and Fitzrovia.
Clean Air Villages 3
Funded by the Defra central government Air Quality Grant, Clean Air Villages 3 seeks to improve air quality across a number of London boroughs. Cross River Partnership will be working with businesses in the Gray’s Inn Road area offering free support and advice. Eligible businesses can make use of the Camden consolidation hub to assist in reducing the frequency of deliveries, reducing congestion and pollution. CRP are also trialling CleanCar dongles with businesses who are looking to switch to an electric vehicle.
Sector Group: Healthcare and sustainability in Camden
The CCCA are working with leading hospitals in the borough on ambitions for zero carbon and air quality. The knowledge-sharing group meets informally to discuss progress and share ideas. If your organisation is in the health sector please contact us to participate.
Leaders Group: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Camden
The 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals agreed in 2015 provide a framework for organisations to cover a broad spectrum of areas. In addition to benefiting businesses’s bottom line, the leaders group seeks to simplify the SDGs for businesses, communities and schools to demonstrate the impact local action has on global issues.
Schools Sustainability Steering Group
The CCCA is working with Transition Town Kentish Town in the delivery of a new sustainability steering group for secondary schools called ‘The Sustainers’. This pupil-led steering group has two key responsibilities: to contribute to the identification of local environmental priorities as well as potential solutions; and, to take a lead on the development of a sustainability project in their schools.
The Sustainers is currently being trialled with the involvement of six schools, these are Acland Burghley, William Ellis, La Sainte Union, Parliament Hill Girls, Haverstock and UCL Academy.
The Sustainers also contributed to the Camden’s Citizens’ Assembly on the Climate Crisis wider consultation process and are currently exploring the possibility of declaring climate crisis at the school level. The CCCA and Transition Town will work with schools to identify what would it mean for them to declare climate crisis and how we can support them in the process.