Council recognised for work against carbon emissions

Plans for rubbish, traffic jams and council offices form part of North Somerset's long-term strategy

Plans for rubbish, traffic jams and council offices form part of North Somerset's long-term strategy. - Credit: n/a

North Somerset Council has been recognised for its work to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and for spreading awareness of the dangers the gas can create.

The authority has been handed a bronze award by the Carbon Literacy Trust charity- founded in 2013 "to advance the education of the public in the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment”.

North Somerset Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and  announced a detailed plan to improve the district's environment - this included the aim to become carbon neutral by 2030.

North Somerset councillor Bridget Petty. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

North Somerset councillor Bridget Petty. Picture: MARK ATHERTON - Credit: Archant

Councillor Bridget Petty, executive member for the climate emergency and environment, said: "This accreditation as a Carbon Literate organisation is a visible 'badge' that shows we are both committed to Carbon Literacy and serious about establishing and maintaining a low carbon culture.

"We aim to achieve higher levels of accreditation, demonstrating a higher level of commitment through training a significant number of our staff and supporting partner organisations and members of our community to increase their carbon literacy as well."


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