Welcome to Sustainable Harborough

We want to show how a focus on what people want and are interested in, along with a focus on creating projects that can support each other can bring about a more vibrant, inclusive community with lower carbon emissions.

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Our Sustainability Projects

Energy Projects

Energy Projects

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Food Projects

Food Projects

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Wildlife Projects

Wildlife Projects

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Whether you are interested in reducing your carbon footprint, or doing your bit for the environment doesn’t really matter – what does matter is working together to support families who can’t afford to live comfortably, businesses who want to support their local producers and people investing their hard earned time, effort and money in the place where they live.

Some of our upcoming events are listed below, along with initiatives and news we hope will be interesting.

Upcoming Events

Jul
1
Sat
2017
I Love Market Harborough Festival
Jul 1 all-day

This event, organised by the Sustainable Harborough group, will see a range of activities and presentations to inspire more eco-friendly practices, taking place around The Square from 9am.

What could possibly go wrong? – a tale of euphoria, despair and community unity

In a candid and insightful piece, Denise Marsdon, Community Energy Development Officer, shares the roller-coaster ride she has experienced with Harborough Energy over the past few years... Well, what could possibly go wrong.  I was a seasoned energy efficiency and...
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The pledge-o-meter has moved – but your pledges remain

You might be familiar with the pledge-o-meter that has been housed on our website’s front page. Now to make space on our website for the many events and activities that Sustainable Harborough are involved with, we have taken it down. If you have made a pledge over the...
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Harborough community solar scheme underway!

A co-operative set up to provide affordable, renewable energy projects in and around Market Harborough has completed its first fully functioning solar installation at a nearby academy. Harborough Energy has overseen the installation of 57kW solar panels spread across...
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Stalled solar scheme gets the green light

Harborough Energy is delighted to announce its latest solar PV project.  Harborough Energy, a co-operative set up to provide affordable, renewable energy projects in and around Market Harborough is delighted to have secured agreement with Woodnewton Academy to install...
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Proud of Market Harborough

Market Harborough tops State of the Town sustainability report which analysed the sustainability of Market Harborough as a town and comparing it with similar places in the UK.

Just some of the results from the independent report on Market Harborough:

Highest score in inclusive and safe domain category

High levels of satisfaction and quality of life

The most sustainable of the towns surveyed

Good levels of economic activity

Statistics taken from:

Office of National Statistics
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