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Through our SustainableAW programme, we are committed to protecting and improving the environment in Adur and Worthing.

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SustainableAW is a shared plan between communities and the councils

Working with the local community and collaborating with partners, we plan to tackle some of the biggest environmental issues of our time - from climate change, biodiversity loss, clean energy and transport, to poor air quality, water efficiency, water quality, and waste reduction.

This new version of SustainableAW was adopted in December 2019. Through SustainableAW we recognise that we can have greater impact by working together, so this plan will be shared with our local community and business partners. We invite local commitments for the plan from local communities and businesses.

We will be gathering local actions for SustainableAW 2020-23 at 'Zero 2030', the Climate Conference on 4th March 2020 (sign up on Eventbrite) jointly planned for Worthing and Adur by Worthing Climate Action Network, Transition Town Worthing and the councils.

SustainableAW now includes 10 key areas of focus:

  • carbon emissions
  • climate resilience
  • shared leadership
  • transport
  • energy
  • food
  • waste
  • water
  • biodiversity
  • land use and planning

We will be updating these webpages on the new plan shortly.

SustainableAW is an ambitious project for Adur & Worthing which builds on commitments already made in the Councils' Platforms for our Places.

SustainableAW was first adopted in November 2019 and focused on six key areas: Biodiversity, Carbon Reduction, Energy, Transport, Waste Reduction and Water (see links below).

See an update on the success of SustainableAW 2019-20 on the Report to Joint Strategic Committee on 3rd December 2019.

Adur & Worthing Councils are committed to stewarding, protecting and improving the environment. Working with the local community and collaborating with partners, we are taking action.

You can read the breakdown of some of our key activities this year as part of our long term vision:

These can also be downloaded as a PDF:

Press releases about SustainableAW:

SustainableAW Icons: Carbon Reduction, Biodiversity, Waste Reduction, Transport, Water, Energy

Video: Francesca Iliffe, the Councils' Sustainability Manager, introducing and explaining more about the SustainableAW programme:

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