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- Leicester FoE welcomes new rubbish facility, April 14  Local environmental group welcome new waste facility and renew their call to scrap plans for a big new incinerator as a ground-breaking ceremony takes place to officially start work on a new rubbish-sorting plant. topic
- Ex-strawdinary. All women building firm gets contract for UK's first straw council houses, February 13  For the first time in a UK government funded project, Straw council houses (local government housing) are being built in Lincolnshire to cut costs and energy consumption. The six three-bed semis in the village of Martin will each be made of 500 bales and cost GBP60,000 ($87,000). ‘It is the first time this has been tried in the UK,’ says North Kesteven District Council’s Tory leader, Marion Brighton. topic
- Fewer than one in twelve councils using Well Being Power, November 17  Nottinghamshire County Council has reduced its carbon dioxide emissions by using the Wellbeing Power to create a non-profit renewable energy company.
- Ministers praise East Midlands for being the first English region in which all local councils have signed a voluntary pledge to tackle climate change - a year ahead of schedule, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, June 14 / Climate change UK news
- ↑ Campaign for Better Transport, July 31, 2009
- ↑ Campaign to Protect Rural England, March 18 2009
- ↑ UKWIN, April 14, 2009
- ↑ off-grid.net, February 13
- ↑ Transition towns wiki, December 9
- ↑ Transition Leicester Blogsite, Decmeber 3
- ↑ Communities and Local Government, November 17
- ↑ Communities and Local Government, July 22