Award Praises Lakes' Climate Change Efforts
Initiatives and actions by the Lake District National Park Authority to mitigate the impacts of climate change have once again been recognised and praised by a prestigious leading environmental organisation.
The Carbon Trust has awarded a certificate to the LDNPA for the second time acknowledging the great strides the organisation has made to cut the amount of carbon it uses in a variety of activities.
The Trust recognises that between April 2011 and March this year the LDNPA had an absolute reduction of carbon of 8..5 per cent, but taken over the period 2008 to 2012 the reduction was 25 per cent.
“This is a really proud moment for all of us in the national park. To have this independent recognition of the work we are doing makes all the efforts worthwhile,” said LDNPA Carbon Reduction Adviser Charlotte Smyrl.
“Many other organisations – both large and small – are working with us to help bring about a low carbon Lake District, so awards like this, which recognise genuine on-the-ground achievements, show what practical measures can be made when everyone makes a determined effort to tackle the issues,” she added.
Over the past four years the LDNPA has also achieved:
- four Energy Saving Trust Fleet Heroes awards;
- 28 per cent cut in electricity consumption; and
- 29 per cent cut in staff business car travel mileage (almost 150,000 miles)
The Carbon Trust Certification Manager Morgan Jones said he was “delighted” to award the certificate of recognition to the national park.
“Thank you again for all your efforts in tackling climate change and congratulations to everyone at the Lake District National Park Authority on achieving the Carbon Trust Standard,” he added.