The council is committed to sustainable development, continuously improving its services, policies and practices to contribute to a better quality of life for everyone now, and in the future.

Sustainable development considers the balance between environmental, economic and social issues of today's activities. Environmental issues are now at the heart of sustainable development as we recognise our dependence on the earth’s resources. 

Tower Hamlets Sustainability Conference

The Sustainable Development Team in partnership with the Institute of Sustainability had its first Sustainability Conference. Local organisations, community groups and residents had their say and discovered how to get involved and shape a better sustainable Borough. Further information on the conference will be posted in due course.

Tower Hamlets EnergyTower Hamlets Energy – Community Power

“As Mayor of Tower Hamlets I am establishing an energy co-operative for Tower Hamlets that looks to provide cheaper energy to residents. By harnessing the collective buying power of many, the co-operative will be able to deliver cut price energy to the community, ” said Mayor of Tower Hamlets, Lutfur Rahman.

We are asking residents to express their interest in switching their energy supplier to access cheaper energy in the future through Tower Hamlets Energy.

Along with cheaper energy Tower Hamlets Energy will provide:

  • Energy Efficiency Advice through qualified advisors
  • Ending Fuel Poverty Advice through income maximisation and benefit entitlement checks
  • Renewable Energy Advice

The auction is currently closed. Please check back periodically for details of the next auction.

Details of the last auction that took place on June 10, 2014 can be found on the Big London Energy Switch website.

There are two ways to sign up to express an interest; you can do this by either registering online at The Big London Energy Switch or by calling freephone 0800 50 88 364. To enable you to successfully complete your registration and for you to receive a personalised offer letter, you will need to provide your current energy details such as supplier, name of tariff, annual consumption and payment method. Please note that the more energy information you provide, the greater the accuracy of your offer will be. For more information visit the Energy efficiency advice and assessment page.

The energy services unit was set up to provide a focus for domestic energy efficiency and respond to the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995. The team's main function is to fulfil the council's statutory duty by reducing domestic energy consumption. For more information visit the recycling at home page.

Information and advice on recycling in the borough, including information on how to reduce waste, greener alternatives and information about other organisations in the area who may provide associated services, such as reducing junk mail and furniture reselling.