There is an incredible range of innovative action on climate change taking place across York, as these case studies show. We are continuing to compile inspirational success stories that demonstrate how businesses, organisations, groups, communities and individuals are responding to the challenge of reducing carbon emissions and becoming more resilient to climate impacts.


The City of York are planning to build Britain’s biggest Zero-Carbon Housing Project, which will consist of 600 new homes built to the highest environmental standards and following Passivhaus principles.


York has a trial offering E-Scooters and E-Bikes for residents, commuters and visitors. This trial encourages more sustainable micro-mobility.


York Gin are a proudly independant company based in York. They are powered by 100% green electricity, use electric vehicles and have a 'local first' approach for supplies. They do all we can to act responsibly and sustainably.


City of York council is creating an extensive community woodland on 194-acres of land to the West of York with the ambition to plant 50,000 trees by 2023. The project will allow carbon capture, increase biodiversity, wildlife habitats and protect endangered species, enhance York’s active travel network and create opportunities for green jobs, green skill development and volunteering opportunities     


 Monk's Cross HyperHub

The construction of two high quality, high speed electric vehicle HyperHubs in York will help the region support the next generation of EV chargers. Each Hyperhub site will consist of solar PV canopies which will generate green electricity (100kWp), battery energy storage (348kW/507kWh), 4 Rapid and 4 Ultra Rapid EV chargers.


First Bus were early adopters of electric buses when they began using vehicles on the York Park & Ride in 2014, which is operated in a joint partnership with City of York Council. This is now the largest zero-emission Park & Ride bus fleet in the country. It was completed in May 2021 and saves 1,600 tonnes of carbon every year.


See 'York Climate Success Stories' below for more.

We would love to celebrate as many success stories from across our region as possible, so do contact us and tell us what your organisation is doing to tackle climate change. Please email for further information or with any success stories or case studies you would like to share.