We believe that there is an enormous amount of work and passion in Hartlepool for the climate action, waste reduction and sustainability agendas. We have many individuals, groups and businesses focused on this.

In 2021 Julie Harrison became a Love Hartlepool Leader, joining us and being determined to put Hartlepool on the map as a beacon for this agenda, demonstrating just how much one town can do. As such our Green Heart of Hartlepool work programme was born. Julie is a longstanding climate activist, an entrepreneur, business owner and STEM educator. She is leading our work in this area and in November of 2021 the LH Leaders Group agreed the ‘Green Heart’ as one of four priority areas for the coming year.

Our overarching aspirations for this work across the town and wider borough are: