Friday, 24 April 2009

Foundation Reducing Manchester's Carbon Footprint


A new fund has been launched in Manchester called 'Foundation', backed by the NWDA and managed by Groundwork. The aim of the fund is to provide opportunities for individuals and businesses across the North West to receive funding for carbon reduction projects.

This scheme offers fantastic opportunities for carbon reduction in Greater Manchester, and they already have a number of schemes running in the area, which are already saving approximately 40 tonnes of CO2 per annum. Their website also allows you to make donations which are not only guaranteed to be spent in the North West, but also allow you to genuinely carbon offset for your individual and business carbon footprints.

The project has received an initial investment of £1.6m from the NWDA and it's aim is to generate a further £3m of donations across the next three years. Energy and Climate Change Minister Joan Ruddock MP said: “The work being done in the North West should be seen as an example to everyone of what we need to be doing to meet our ambitious emissions reduction targets.”

This is a very encouraging scheme and I for one hope that they receive the funding and support they deserve to make a positive impact on carbon reduction in Greater Manchester.

Onwards & upwards!


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