Hull City Council has picked up an award for its commitment to sustainability and reducing its environmental impact.
The local authority has been chosen for a Great Green Star Award, handed out by Investors in the Environment, a national scheme designed to help organisations to reduce their impact on the environment and promote their green credentials.
The council was also praised for its comprehensive carbon reporting, showing a decrease of more than 14,000 tonnes of carbon on the previous year.
Its involvement in a wide range of projects exceeding the requirements of Investors in the Environment accreditation, such as the introduction of water refill points across Hull in partnership with Yorkshire Water, according to an officer from the organisation.
Councillor Mike Thompson, portfolio holder for neighbourhoods, communities and environment, said: “Hull City Council takes its commitment to reducing its environmental impact very seriously – and this award is testament to the effort that goes into this.
“Congratulations to all those who work incredibly hard to make sure that the council’s carbon footprint stays as low as possible and those who contribute to sustainability projects all over the city.”
Investors in the Environment sustainability consultant April Sotomayor said: “The region’s Great Green Star Award was achieved by Hull City Council in the large business category. Hull City Council saw an amazing reduction of 57% in carbon emissions since baseline year, alongside outstanding resource efficiency across their buildings and fleet. We can’t wait to see what else they accomplish going forwards.”
The local authority recently signed up for a huge push to tackle climate change in the Humber region.