CCW smashes its carbon reduction target!
THE Countryside Council for Wales has reduced
its carbon emissions by a massive 40% since 2008 – smashing the
target it had set for itself of reducing emissions by 24% by March
pv panels on CCW's HQ in Bangor north Wales. Photo ©CCW
CCW staff using video conferencing to avoid travelling to meetings. Photo ©CCW
Roger Thomas, CCW Chief Executive said: “CCW strives to be a
national leader in measuring and tackling public sector greenhouse
gas emissions – so I’m delighted with these figures.
Reducing CCW’s carbon footprint has required investment - but
financial savings are now being made by consuming less energy and
“If we can show that our carbon footprint can be reduced whilst
maintaining the quality of our work, we hope that other businesses
will consider the options for them. The rewards are twofold –
knowing that your operations are greener and making saving on your
organisation’s running costs,” added Mr Thomas.
CCW’s carbon savings have been achieved by:
- Running staff awareness energy campaigns;
- Refurbishing CCW’s headquarters office into a greener
- Installing Photovoltaics (solar panels) at our headquarters
- Installing more efficient gas boilers;
- Purchasing low carbon vehicles for the pool fleet;
- Running eco-driver training courses for CCW drivers;
- Reducing the need for staff to travel by using audio and video
NOTES TO EDITORS
For further information, please contact Helen Evans, CCW PR
Officer on 01248 387377 or 07717225589.
The Countryside Council for Wales is an Assembly Government
Sponsored Body, working for a better Wales where everyone values
and cares for our natural environment. More information about our
work is available on www.ccw.gov.uk