Green award for University of Cumbria
Last updated at 08:44, Friday, 09 November 2012
An award has been presented to the University ofCumbria for its ongoing commitment to carbon reduction.
The Green Gown award was handed over at a special ceremony at the University of Birmingham on Monday hosted by broadcaster and writer Simon Fanshawe.
The awards recognise and celebrate the “pioneering environmental and sustainability initiatives” being championed in the tertiary education system.
The University of Cumbria scooped the carbon reduction award for the project to reduce the need for a large fleet of pool cars.
It has reduced CO2 emissions from staff business travel by 27 per cent since 2009.
Initiatives have included video conferencing, desktop communication, use of public transport, car clubs and car sharing.
Ian Rodham, travel plan manager at the university, said: “We have put a lot of hard work into this project and to be recognised within the sector is fantastic.”
First published at 08:38, Friday, 09 November 2012
Published by http://www.cumberlandnews.co.uk
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