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Winchester City Council is proud to be recognised as Carbon Literate

Winchester City Council has been recognised by the Carbon Literacy Trust as a Bronze Level Carbon Literate Organisation.

Winchester City Council is committed to becoming a carbon neutral council by 2024, and the cabinet has ambition for the wider district to become carbon neutral by 2030.

A Carbon Literate Organisation (CLO) is an organisation that has been accredited by The Carbon Literacy Project as having a substantial commitment to Carbon Literacy. CLO accreditation supports the development (and recruitment and retention) of a Carbon Literate workforce and requires an organisation to engage positively with its audience or community in developing and delivering low carbon behaviour.

Cllr Lynda Murphy, Cabinet Member for the Climate Emergency, said:

“We are working hard to reach our goal of being a carbon neutral district by 2030. Being recognised as a carbon literate organisation is just one of the many steps that we are putting in place to help reduce our carbon emissions - from decarbonising our city offices, launching our Biodiversity Action Plan, and holding regular events to highlight this issue to our residents and how we can all work together to improve our environment.”

The council can now state that they are carbon literate on their website, any promotional material, and in email signatures of staff who have completed the training and been certified as carbon literate.

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