A new report outlining steps Bradford Council could take to reduce its carbon footprint has been produced to coincide with the international climate change summit in Copenhagen.
The Council’s Carbon Management document was produced for the Environment and Waste Management Improvement Committee and contains a number of recommendations for reducing the local authority’s effect on the environment.
The launch of the report also coincides with the publication of a glowing Ofsted report on Lower Fields Primary School in Fenby Avenue, Bowling, which praises its efforts to help pupils understand the environment.
Committee Chairman Ghazanfer Khaliq said: “This report is a timely snapshot of the key areas of Council activity which are central to carbon management.”
“The Council should be applauded for the ambitious way that it has begun to review its carbon management.”
The document was produced following a series of interviews across a wide range of council officers and partners.
The Committee formerly adopted the report at the end of last month and the document was officially launched during an event at City Hall yesterday (Tue) with a speech by Tom Cumberlege, the Public Sector Manager for the Carbon Trust. The report will now go before the Council’s Executive for consideration.
John Edwards head teacher at Lower Fields, said. "We were delighted with the findings in our Ofsted inspection.
“It is a testament to the dedication and hard work of all members of the Lower Fields Primary School community that inspectors judged the school as 'good' and praised so many aspects of our work."
"We were particularly pleased to read that 'the school's curriculum makes an excellent contribution to pupils' understanding of environmental issues and to sustainable development.'"
The school has a garden where pupils grow their own food, which fits into Bradford Council’s b someone campaign.
One of the themes of the campaign encourages adults to help children to fulfil their potential, giving them encouragement to lead healthy, sustainable lives by getting them involved in food production.
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