Council cuts carbon footprint

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A COUNCIL says it has cut its carbon footprint by 20 per cent in the last year.

Corby Council says it is now the leading authority in an international campaign to reduce its footprint.

The 10:10 campaign sees businesses and individuals commit to reduce their carbon footprint and Corby set its own target of reducing its 2010 carbon footprint by 10 per cent in 2011.

The council has been taking action to reduce its environmental impact for many years including introducing LPG vehicles to the authority’s fleet, which emit less carbon than petrol or diesel, and investment in two low carbon Toyota Prius pool cars.

Lead member for environment Cllr Peter McEwan said: “We’re very proud of the work that we have done to cut the carbon footprint and to see that this has resulted in us becoming the best of any council in the country which has signed up to the 10:10 initiative. It is just fantastic.”