BCE welcomed representatives from multiple organisations involved in Cumbria’s sustainability efforts. The Zero Carbon Tour is a project from Planet Mark, a team of sustainability certifiers. They are embarking on a huge journey across the UK. Everywhere they stop, they are filming local climate action by businesses and communities. Their tour ends in Glasgow in November just in time for the UN climate summit, COP26, the world’s largest gathering of world leaders to discuss their plans to avert the climate emergency.
Ian Wheeler from Cumbria LEP said: ‘We want to see Cumbria lead the way on clean energy and we believe this is possible due to our industrial heritage and our natural resources. We’re seeing a brilliant example of a business thriving through generating renewable power with their community in James Cropper PLC. We’d love to see this success replicated across the county.’
Planet Mark’s Zero Carbon Tour is being supported by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.