Better Councils

Many authorities are responding to public pressure and declaring a climate emergency. But how to effectively lobby your authority? And if they do declare an emergency, what’s next?

It’s complex for a government body to get this right. Many are short-staffed and underfunded. There is often uncertainty and division about how to turn the emergency declaration into policies that actually make a difference. Often it becomes political hot potato!  

Some authorities treat this as nothing but a PR exercise, whilst some actually implement groundbreaking policies. In our forum, we’re discussing how to best navigate these issues.  Whether you are an elected representative, a resident’s group, or a policymaker, there is someone in our community who can share their experience and help you out. 

After all, with 10 years to halve carbon emissions, none of us can mess around. We need to find solutions quickly. Come and chip in your experience and opinion.

Join the Discussion in the Forum

Better Guides

What if you had access to information that helps you live a sustainable life without having to invest hundreds of hours in research? 

What if you had a community of people who share their knowledge and experiences with you? 

At Better Century, we connect you with practical guides that will help you live a healthy and environmentally friendly life. We introduce you to like-minded individuals who have the same life goals and dreams like yours. Together, we will improve tomorrow. 

Personal carbon emissions are confusing. You are given conflicting advice, and often, you don’t know what will make the most significant difference. Our Better Guide to Reducing Personal Carbon Footprint is here to help you effectively reduce your carbon emissions.

Better Century Guides: 

Better Guide to Buying an Electric Vehicle

Better Guide to Energy Efficient Homes

Better Guide to UK Renewable Energy Supply 

Guide to Domestic Scale Renewable Energy

Create your own guide in the community: Start a Guide

Better Challenges

Our community finds ways for people to feel less isolated on their journey towards living sustainably. We provide a series of challenges that create a collective sense of purpose to a tangible outcome.

Our community members have launched a number of Better Century challenges. They are based on research to show that if done on scale, a sea change could be achieved.

Plastic waste is rightly high up the environmental agenda for many. For years we have been misled that recycling is the answer, and now we know the truth. We have to reduce our consumption.

Our Plastic Waste Challenge is here to help you get started and make a positive change.

In ten years, we also need to halve global carbon emissions. Many don’t know what that means. In the UK it means 2.5 tonnes of carbon per person. 

Join our Low Carbon Transport Challenge. Plan your reduction and get support from like-minded people.

Start your own challenge today: All Better Century Challenges.