Clean Air Day
Clean Air Day is the “UK's largest air pollution campaign, bringing together communities, businesses, schools and the health sector” with the aim focusing attention on air pollution, increasing public understanding and showcasing a clean air future.
To ensure a clean air future with zero emission vehicles supporting the growth of nationwide EV infrastructure is essential. Last year Simon Morrish, Ground Control CEO, spoke in the Times Enterprise Network about “Why electric vehicles hit the spot” and our moves towards and all electric fleet.
Tom Goodman (EV Senior Operations Manager) commented:
To achieve this we support businesses with the installation of EV chargers that will grow the nationwide infrastructure and enable electric cars to be a viable option for more and more people. Our 'clean air' work is showcased throughout Ground Control and supported by our desire to leave the planet in a better place than we found it.
- Openwood was an exciting project working with OpenReach. To mark #NationalTreeWeek we planted 3,339 young tees to create ‘OpenWood’ at Old Bolingbroke to create a brand new woodland.
- Commonwealth Games Legacy Planting has seen the educational planting of 72 Tiny Forests alongside the community planting of 2,022 acres of new woodland. This has all been in support of Severn Trent's bid to achieve the first ever Carbon Neutral Commonwealth games.
- Sustainable housing developments are key to creating clean air spaces. With considerations for woodland management, wildflower meadows all in our phase one works at Waterbeach Barracks. This will be followed by our Electric Vehicle (EV) teams in phase two who will be installing chargers in the ‘Sustainable Travel Hub’, which will also include landscaping and planting over 1,200 trees.