Everyday people across the UK are going #OneStepGreener – helping cut carbon emissions and make the UK and the wider world a greener, cleaner place. ​

We’re doing better than we might think at tackling climate change  – driven not just by politicians and activists, but by individuals, community leaders and businesses playing their part too. People across the country are going #OneStepGreener ahead of COP26 and making positive environmental choices, every day. ​

Perhaps it’s a school that’s going above and beyond in greening their communal areas. Or a distillery that’s trying to go zero carbon. Or a small business that’s making the switch to low-carbon energy. Other people are buying electric cars or embarking on careers in green industries. It might even be a combination of multiple #OneStepGreener actions – this is about us all doing our bit.

The UK’s #OneStepGreener Climate Leaders instinctively see the wider benefits of doing these things – that a greener way of life means a healthier population, more jobs and a sustainable future for us all.

Meet some of our #OneStepGreener Climate Leaders and learn how they are making change in their daily lives:

Encirc

Lara Edison of Encirc explains how the Chester-based company prioritises sustainability by using 100% renewable fuel and 100% recycled glass in their products.

SolarisKit

Based in Dundee, #OneStepGreener Climate Leader Dr. Faisal Ghani has developed SolarisKit – an innovative product that helps consumers reduce emissions by decarbonising their heating.

Neary Nogs Chocolate

From its solar powered chocolate factory to ethically sourced cacao beans, Newry-based Climate Leader Shane Neary has put sustainability at the heart of Neary Nogs Chocolate.

West Norfolk Council

Paul Kunes explains how several council buildings in West Norfolk are having environmentally friendly heating systems installed thanks to decarbonisation grants from the UK Government.

University of Gloucestershire

Meet #OneStepGreener Climate Leader, Dr. Alex Ryan. As the University of Gloucester’s Director of Sustainability, Alex is leading their Net Zero carbon emissions strategy.

Avon Fire and Rescue Service

Find out what Avon Fire and Rescue service have been doing to meet their net zero by 2030 goal with Annabel and Neil. Lots of changes add up to make a big difference.

SS Great Britain

In Bristol, Nicola Grahamslaw explains how she’s finding innovative ways to reduce the amount of energy it takes to keep the historic SS Great Britain healthy.

Supreme Creations / Bags of Ethics

Supreme Creations / Bags of Ethics are going #OneStepGreener ahead of their Choose to Reuse campaign with the British Fashion Council – championing British design and encouraging a million swaps to sustainable products.

Energy Garden

COP26 spokeswoman, Allegra Stratton, visits Energy Garden in East London and finds out how their use of solar panels are making our overground stations #OneStepGreener.

Electrek Explorer

Elaine Ford has gone #OneStepGreener by launching the Electrek Explorer app which connects low carbon travel with beautiful nature spots for electric bike riders.

#OneStepGreener Ambassador: Dame Jackie Daniel

Meet Dame Jackie Daniel, one of our #OneStepGreener Ambassadors. Jackie Daniel is Chief Executive of Newcastle Hospitals, the first NHS organisation to pledge to reach Net Zero Carbon.

Green Assembly

To launch our #TogetherForOurPlanet Schools Pack, COP26 spokeswoman Allegra Stratton held a “Green Assembly” with pupils to find out what steps they are taking to tackle Climate Change, and what COP26 means to them.