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Groundwork’s mission is to inspire people and deliver positive sustainable change in places of need. To achieve our aim we work with proactive public services, corporate or statutory bodies such as local authority or government, community leaders, external businesses, funders and not-for-profit/voluntary bodies.

Groundwork’s national Landscape Architecture service is 25 years established in environmental enhancement and landscape improvement, and is underpinned by leading sustainable design practices, including climate-proofing design such as sustainable drainage systems.

Our expert architects develop urban air quality improvement projects & cycle ways, major flood alleviation schemes & innovative Blue Green Infrastructure projects such as river restoration, woodland management, accessible wetlands; alongside initiating major land management partnerships. Our Chartered architects operate within multidisciplinary teams from the public & private sectors, translating our depth of technical & design knowledge into inclusive landscapes designed in harmony with the environment, to improve local green infrastructure; making a real difference to people’s lives & biodiversity.

Green Doctor Energy Advice Service has been delivered in the North of England for the past 11 years, providing fuel poor homes with advice & basic energy efficiency measures. We support people with a range of energy related solutions to save them on average £350 annually on bills; including tariff switching, help with energy suppliers including billing, debt & meter connection, emergency broken heating/hot water/gas appliances repairs, water support and debt advice if the client is in wider financial trouble, including access to grants.

We encourage our partners and supporters to share their examples of good practice in tackling the climate emergency, reversing ecological collapse and delivering a just transition. NEECCo does not undertake to quality assure these case studies, and inclusion of a case study on this website does not imply endorsement of the project by NEECCo or by its partners.

Some case studies will feature organisations who are involved in fossil fuel industries, or who are open to challenge on other aspects of their performance in relation to our objectives. NEECCo recognises that if we are to reach our ambitious objectives, all organisations and individuals within the north east will need to adapt their behaviour and actions. We want our case studies to encourage this process. Our commitment to achieving a just transition from a carbon-based economy to a green economy requires us to encourage positive steps wherever they are to be found. 

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