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.

Our Sustainability Projects

Energy Projects

Energy Projects

Food Projects

Food Projects

Wildlife Projects

Wildlife Projects

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.

Blockchain – will it transform our relationship with energy?

Denise Marsdon of Harborough Energy explains this exciting new development: Well, I suspect most of us have not actually heard of Blockchain but it’s something that has the potential to change the way energy is transacted.  It offers opportunities for consumers and...

When the moon is in the Seventh House…

This IS the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.  A technological step-change in innovation in how we generate, distribute and use electricity is underway. The Grid is groaning; distribution network operators are desperately seeking management solutions.  The rapid...

Weekend events at Waterloo Community Garden

If you've been wanting to come along to Waterloo Community Garden but can't make our weekday Action Days, we have several weekend dates for your diary! Sunday 7th May, 11am-2pm: We are planning a relaxing Sunday gardening session. In addition to gardening activities,...

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...

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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