Climate action, clean transport and sustainability news

Climate action, clean transport and sustainability news

NO mow may

After a break during the May elections, we're back with your monthly update on local action to tackle the climate and ecological emergency.

Faced with one of the most difficult energy crises in decades, switching away from fossil fuels and supporting our natural ecosystems couldn't be more important. Luckily, there is hope, with initiatives across Lambeth making our borough greener and fairer. Read on to hear about them.

This June edition is split up into the 5 priority areas from Lambeth's Climate Action Plan - setting collaborative goals for the borough to become climate resilient and net-zero compatible by 2030.

  1. Adaptation - protecting our communities from climate risk
  2. Buildings and energy - developing low-carbon homes
  3. Transport - shifting to green and active travel
  4. Waste, consumption and food - building a zero-waste, local, circular economy
  5. Biodiversity and environmental quality - clean air and green spaces

Click to skip ahead to...


Lambeth Bee Roads

Bee roads

We'll soon begin growing flowers and plants on pavements, connecting wild spaces across the borough - and you can get involved!

The Bee Roads will provide new habitats for pollinators and improve drainage to protect against flood risk.

Community champions will lead on the project with the support of over 100 volunteers.

Sign up to volunteer

Become a neighbourhood champion


The Neighbourhood Champions scheme recognises those who go the extra mile to look after our local environment, offering them additional support.

You can get support to run activities such as tackling litter or building pavement planters. Join nearly 700 Lambeth residents helping make the borough a cleaner, greener and more beautiful place.

Sign up here

Community climate action funding available


Does your organisation work on restoring the local environment? Do you work to reduce carbon emissions with local people?

Sir Walter St Johns Educational Charity is funding climate action projects empowering people to protect our planet.

Rolling deadlines: 7 June and 7 September.

For application details emails SWSJ Manager Susan Perry at

SWSJ funding

Buildings and energy

Grants of up to £5,000 to replace your gas boiler


The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) new Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is now open for applications. £5,000 grants are available to homeowners in England and Wales to fit clean heating systems when they come to replace their oil and gas boilers. 

Check eligibility

Energy savings grants available for Lambeth homes

Green Homes Grant

Are you struggling to pay your energy bills?

If you're a Lambeth homeowner or landlord with tenants meeting the eligibility criteria, we can support you to receive the Green Homes Grant up to £10,000 towards energy saving works such as insulation and smart heating.

Your household must be earning under £30,000 an have a low energy (EPC) rating of below D.

Find out more here or call 0808 196 8255.

Apply now

New government energy bill support

cost of living

Following Ofgem predictions that household energy bills are set to rise by £800 in the Autumn, here's an overview of the existing government measures:

  • £150 council tax rebate to households in band A to D
  • New cost of living support of £650 for fuel poor
  • New Energy bill support scheme providing £400 grant to every household 
  • Our Household support scheme is open to applications for people struggling with energy bills.

Energy savings information


Got what it takes to be a community influencer?

community influencer

Are you considering cycling but want support with equipment and training to get started? Become an influencer in your community and help promote cycling.

We are partnering with Peddle My Wheels to supply influencers with a free bike with accessories, cycle training to build their confidence, and cover them for maintenance and insurance.

Our influencers join us for community events, local rides and will be part of a media campaign to promote cycling in Lambeth!

Become a community influencer

Visit your local bike market

bike market

bike market is the perfect opportunity to pick up a used bike or sell your own this Summer.

Pick up an affordable, serviced bike for you for a child or share your unwanted bicycles at a bike market with Peddle My Wheels.

It feels great to earn money whilst making biking more affordable for your community!

List of bike markets

Cycle courses for kids

Childrens cycling course

Looking for fun, healthy and educational activities for your children this summer? Look no further than our free Cycle Confident courses.

There's a mix of beginner and intermediate courses running from Brockwell Park and Clapham Common available for Lambeth residents.

Numbers are limited so make sure you book early.

Book a cycle course

Waste, consumption and food

Refurbish your electricals

tech aid

The waste saying "reduce, reuse and recycle" is in order of importance.

Community Tech Aid, a Lambeth charity, support the community with technology and skills for the online world, by refurbishing unused devised.

Donate your unused devise to support others who are digitally excluded whilst keeping valuable goods out of landfill.

Lambeth Tech Aid

Recycle your small electricals

small electricals

With more electrical products in circulation and natural resources being used to make them, it's important they are taken apart and their valuable materials used again.

Small electricals can now be collected from residents living in kerbside properties in Lambeth.

Get started

Biodiversity and environmental quality

Take our No Mow May Challenge

NO mow may

To support Plantlife's campaign No Mow May, Lambeth is not cutting the lawns on our estates.

We’re also encouraging everyone to let their gardens and local wild spaces grow wild to let wildflowers bloom and help increase insect populations.

We're awarding the best wild photos a £50 voucher. Deadline: 9 June.

No Mow May

What are you doing for Clean Air Day?

clean air day

Global Action Plan's Clean Air Day on 16 June encourages communities, businesses, schools and the health sector to make commitments to tackle air pollution.

Look out on social media for our pledge campaign to stop burning solid fuels - the biggest contributor to harmful chemical PM2.5 in the borough.

Our Climate Partners Kings College London are hosting a Clean Air Day event from 12-1pm with an amazing panel of speakers. We'd love to share what you're doing - email

Clean Air Day

You're receiving this as you're signed up to the Climate action, cleaner transport and sustainability mailing list, you can manage your preferences via the link at the bottom of this email.