With the reopening of our offices now complete, we recognise that you may still be adjusting to this new way of working. 

In line with our commitment for Brighton & Hove to be a carbon neutral city by 2030, we want help you keep your work-related carbon footprints as low as possible while hybrid working. 

Whether this is:

  • travelling around the city
  • the energy you use for remote working 
  • the amount of waste you produce

Eco-friendly travel and transport

When it comes to public transport and active travel options in Brighton & Hove, we are spoilt for choice.

So, instead of driving into the office, think about taking advantage of one of these transport options to do your bit in tackling climate change.

You could:

  • take the bus or the train
  • cycle using your own bike or one from Beryl BTN Bikes
  • walk to work

You can also take advantage of Brighton & Hove Buses’ wide range of community deals available for those living and working in the city, including the ‘4WorkSAVER’ that provides 4 weeks of free bus travel for those that have started a new job in the city.

To claim rewards for sustainable and active journeys download the free BetterPoints app on your phone. The app helps you track your journeys while earning BetterPoints and BetterTickets to claim prizes and discounts.

Energy efficient homes 

Energy is another area where you might be able to reduce your carbon footprint by making some simple changes.

Some of the things you could do to make your home a bit more climate friendly are: 

  • take advantage of LEAP, a free service helping low income or vulnerable  people to keep warm while reducing their energy bills without costing money 
  • explore the option of solar panel powered energy through Solar Together Sussex 
  • make your home more energy efficient by harnessing free energy or retrofitting your home with help from Warmer Sussex 

You could also make small changes to your day to cut down the energy you use, like only boiling the amount of water you need in the kettle and sporting your favourite winter jumper a bit earlier instead of keeping your heating on.

Reducing waste

Some of us have started working from home more often as part of hybrid working, but it’s important that we still try and reduce our waste where and when we can.

This could mean cutting down or eliminating use of single use plastics or resisting printing out documents when you could access them virtually. 

Working from home also provides a great opportunity to cut down on the amount of food waste we create.

Whether we’re working at home or travelling into the workplace, think about whether you can use up some of the food you have at home instead of creating more waste by buying food on-the-go.

Meal prepping for the week is a great way to keep your waste down, plan healthy meals for a balanced diet and save some pennies.

Discover more tips for reducing your food waste thanks to the Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, that can help whether you’re just starting out or if you’re already a no-waste guru.

Send us your tips

We know a lot of our amazing staff have already come up with clever ways to embed sustainable practices into how you work. 

So, if you have any tips you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them. Send an email to Carbon2030@brighton-hove.gov.uk with your tips.