July 13, 2024

Denbighshire Council receives Carbon Literacy award

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Denbighshire County Council has formally received a Carbon Literate Organisation Bronze Award The award was…

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Denbighshire County Council has formally received a Carbon Literate Organisation Bronze Award

The award was presented to the Council at an event held on Thursday July 14 at the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester, by the Carbon Literacy Project.

Denbighshire County Council declared a Climate Change and Ecological Emergency in July 2019 and has since committed to becoming a Net Carbon Zero and Ecologically Positive Council by 2030, in addition to reducing carbon emissions from the goods and services bought.

The Council also changed its Constitution in October 2020 and all decisions made must now ‘have regard to tackling Climate and Ecological Change’.

Over 200 staff and councillors were taken on an intensive one-day course to improve carbon literacy across the organisation and all staff are now able to access a new online E-Learning package which introduces them to Climate Change issues and how they can play their part to make a difference in their daily role and at home

The Council has become just one of 52 carbon literate organisations in the UK and Ireland.

Cllr Barry Mellor, Lead Member for Environment and Transport, said: “We are delighted to formally receive this award on the back of our continued drive to becoming carbon neutral. Protecting and improving our environment is a top priority for us and we are fully committed to continue reducing our carbon footprint and also increase biodiversity across Denbighshire.

“We are grateful to all staff who have supported us in achieving this accreditation as it will continue to help us ensure that all of our services understand their carbon footprint and what contributions they need to make to reduce it.”