Monday 24 April 2023

Council awarded for carbon action

Council awarded for carbon action

Tewkesbury Borough Council has been awarded for its carbon reduction programme and progress so far.

The Carbon Literacy Project crowned the council a Bronze Carbon Literate Organisation for its positive action taken to reduce its carbon footprint and the education it is providing on the subject to councillors and employees.

It has committed to becoming carbon-neutral by 2030 and has recently installed solar panels that can provide up to two-thirds of its electricity demand.

The council is also working on replacing its boilers with air source heat pumps to further quash its carbon emissions.

On receiving the award, Executive Director of Resources at the council, Simon Dix, said: “Carbon Literacy Organisation accreditation is proof that the council as an organisation and our staff as individuals, are working hard to achieve our aim of carbon-neutrality and have already introduced several successful measures to that end.

“We are certainly heading in the right direction. Our goal now is to further our commitment to carbon literacy, demonstrate an increased level of carbon reduction achievement and go for the silver award in 2024.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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