England’s premier national park has been hailed a climate change champion in national awards.
One of the country’s four Climate Week finalists, the Lake District’s low carbon initiative was hailed at a House of Commons ceremony.
Lake District National Park Authority chief executive Richard Leafe said he was delighted the area’s inspirational green deal, linking 24 organisations in CO2 busting measures, had received top level recognition.
Far-reaching schemes, including the country’s first electric hire bike, better bus services, attractive alternatives to cars and extensive promotion of local food and drink, has already led to a 900 tonne carbon reduction.
Speaking after the prestigious Westminster ceremony, Richard Leafe said to be one of four finalists in such a high-calibre contest brought renewed commitment to ambitious goals.
He explained: “We aim to reach a 23,000 tonne saving a year. We want everyone who comes to this world-renowned landscape to be inspired by it and to see all around excellent examples of low-carbon living and working.”
More information about Low-Carbon Lake District on www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/climatechange