Creating the Greenest County

We’re proud of Suffolk and our tradition of doing things differently. Now we’re really taking the lead.

Creating the Greenest County is an aspiration that involves the whole county in enhancing the natural and historic environment and responding to climate change. The partnership provides an umbrella for many existing projects, encourages further recognition and resourcing of them and seeks to inspire further actions in communities, businesses and schools.

A priority in Suffolk's Community Strategy, Creating the Greenest County brings together many organisations in the county – from local government to volunteer groups and businesses – who share the aim of improving the way we live and work. Membership of the Partnership is varied and includes such organisations as University Campus Suffolk, Adnams plc, and the Suffolk Diocese.

The partnership has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2007 by John Gummer MP (now Lord Deben), working with local communities and businesses to help them realise the economic benefits of reducing their energy consumption, adapt to climate change and enhance their natural environment.

The partnership has three key themes:

  • Climate Mitigation
  • Climate Adaptation
  • Protect and enhancing the natural environment

We want to achieve this through:

  • Tackling climate change and its effects
  • Engaging with communities and businesses in Suffolk
  • Enhancing Suffolk’s landscape, biodiversity and historic environment
  • Promoting and supporting local food and drink production

There are four delivery partnerships working to deliver these key themes, all involving a broad cross-section of organisations across the county:

  1. Suffolk Biodiversity Partnership
  2. Suffolk Climate Change Partnership
  3. Suffolk Flood Risk Management Partnership  / The Suffolk Coast Forum
  4. Suffolk Waste Partnership

 Strategic support to these partnerships is provided by the Creating the Greenest County Board.

If you would like to join with us or support us, please get in touch. We are proud of our achievements to date but know we have much more to do if we are to realise our aim of Creating the Greenest County here in Suffolk!