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SBC commended for energy initiative at London awards

Councillors Michael Cook, Catriona Bhatia, David Parker and John Mitchell at the launch of their programme for local government in the Scottish Borders, 'Ambitious for the Borders 2012'

Councillors Michael Cook, Catriona Bhatia, David Parker and John Mitchell at the launch of their programme for local government in the Scottish Borders, 'Ambitious for the Borders 2012'

A campaign to encourage resource efficiency by Scottish Borders Council has earned another accolade.

SBC’s TREADlightly initiative was highly commended in the Energy Efficient Partnership of the Year category at the Energy Awards 2013 in London on Wednesday, December 4.

TREADlightly is a staff awareness campaign which involves using environmental champions, environmental monitoring and awareness raising to encourage more efficient and effective use of resources.

The campaign covers three main themes, Energy and Water, Waste and Recycling and Travel and Transport.

Commenting on the awards, Berwickshire Councillor Michael Cook, Executive Member for HR and Corporate Improvement said: “We are delighted to be recognised again for our TREADlightly campaign at the Energy Awards.

“A lot of hard work has gone into the campaign and while the aim remains to reduce the Council’s carbon footprint, it is pleasing that the huge effort we have put in has been acknowledged.

“The campaign forms part of our Carbon Management plan, a five year commitment which will hopefully see the Council reduce its energy use by 29 per cent by 2020.”

 

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