Alongside a host of other organisations, schools and local councils, East Midlands Airport is taking part in Climate Week 2011.
The week-long national campaign, which runs from today until 25 March, aims to educate and inspire people across the country about how to combat climate change.
East Midlands Airport – which is located in Derby – will be holding events and roadshows on site, teaching staff members about sustainability and the importance of green travel. A willow tree planting day will also take place around the airport’s perimeter trail.
Director of Sustainability East Midlands Airport, Neil Robinson, said, “East Midlands Airport places climate change and community relations at the heart of the business and we are incredibly pleased to be taking part in the week.
“By involving and engaging our employees to think differently and use hints and tips, both at work and at home, we firmly believe that together we can reduce carbon emissions,” he added.
The Airport is also hosting the first East Midlands Climate Change Youth Conference, which teaches students from local schools about climate change and how airports can implement projects to help reduce emissions. The conference will be held at the Aerozone, East Midlands Airport’s education facility.
Check out www.climateweek.com to read more.Oonagh Shiel