Sustainability for residents

There are lots of things we can do to help reduce our impact on the environment. If you would like to know what your individual impact, the WWF have a useful carbon footprint calculator

Check out some helpful ways of reducing this below:


Milton Keynes City Council has commissioned the NEF Warmth and Wellbeing Helpline . This service offers advice to people struggling with the cost-of-living crisis. Local people can call National Energy Foundation’s Better Housing Better Health team, who will explain how to get better energy deals, and how to apply for insulation and energy efficiency grants. Call freephone 0800 107 0044 Monday to Friday from 9am – 5pm.

Looking at improving the energy efficiency of your home? Home Energy MK provides advice and support to homeowners across Milton Keynes who are interested in improving their homes to cut energy bills. The project is a joint venture between Wolverton Community Energy, Milton Keynes City Council, and the National Energy Foundation. Find out more via the Home Energy MK webpage.

More information on reducing energy at home can be found on the Energy Saving Trusts webpages or via these Housewarming Guides created by Low Carbon Oxford North.

SuperHomes Open Days allow visitors to get the inside story on some exceptional home improvement projects. SuperHomes are older homes refurbished by their owners for greater comfort, lower bills and carbon savings of 60% or more. Tours and Q&A sessions allow visitors to ask the owners what worked and receive feedback on challenges and lesson learnt. Visit the SuperHomes website for ideas on improving the carbon emissions in your home and potential funding sources. 


Find out more about waste and recycling in MK through our detailed webpages:


Get active and try to walk and cycle where possible. As well as being better for the environment, this will also help to improve your health and save you money. Check out our webpage Get Around MK to find out more about sustainable ways to travel.


Join a local action group or other community group, and come together with other people to develop practical, local solutions and to make Milton Keynes more climate-friendly:



Sustainability Team contact information