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As Bristol’s Green Capital Year approaches the Mayor is to be challenged about his carbon footprint.

 

The Mayor has made frequent trips practically all round the world, including to China - twice, the United States - twice, Copenhagen, Cannes and Bordeaux, Frankfurt, Switzerland, Brussels and the Republic of Ireland. Many of these journeys, even short hops to France, have been made by plane.

 

Now Cllr Sean Beynon, Labour, Southville is set to ask the Mayor to estimate the impact these trips have had on his own carbon footprint.

 

“I'm not suggesting the Mayor should never fly - that would be silly. However, the Mayor rarely reveals the impact of these many trips, and he should surely be considering whether the cost and environmental impact are worth the benefits. At a time when he's pledged to cut carbon emissions in Bristol by 40 per cent, his own carbon footprint continues to spiral out of control. Perhaps he thinks he's too important to consider his own contribution, and wants to leave the heavy lifting in carbon reduction to ordinary Bristolians?

 

"As Green Capital, the eyes of Europe will be on Bristol. They should be able to see a Mayor leading by example, not jet-setting around the world," he said.  

Cllr Sean Beynon challenges Mayor on Carbon Footprint

As Bristol’s Green Capital Year approaches the Mayor is to be challenged about his carbon footprint.   The Mayor has made frequent trips practically all round the world, including to...

Dawn Primarolo MP has given her backing to a new website which will help raise funds for local charities.

care2save.co.uk gives 100% of the commission it makes directly to charities. 80% of funds go to a registered charity of the shoppers’ choice, the remainder to hospice and palliative care.

“This is a great idea which I fully support. With over 13 million product from more than 2000 retailers including Boots, Marks & Spencer and the trainline it is a really easy way for charities to benefit from everyday shopping.”

Cash boost for local charities

Dawn Primarolo MP has given her backing to a new website which will help raise funds for local charities. care2save.co.uk gives 100% of the commission it makes directly to charities....

Dawn Primarolo, Labour MP for Bristol South, has visited the new Eagle House Pop-Up Furniture Factory on Newquay Road in Knowle West.


During her visit Dawn saw state-of the-art equipment being used to create furniture for the new Filwood Green Business Park and was also shown plans to ‘upcycle’ existing office furniture.  Dawn learned about how the Furniture Factory project offers training and employment opportunities for local residents as well as providing workshops where the community can get involved and learn new skills.   

 

Speaking after her visit Dawn said:


“This is a very exciting project – it was really interesting to see furniture and other items being designed and manufactured right in the heart of Knowle West.  This programme has huge potential and I wish the team every success taking it forward.”


For more information about the Pop-Up Furniture Factory click here.

Dawn visits Pop-Up Furniture Factory

Dawn Primarolo, Labour MP for Bristol South, has visited the new Eagle House Pop-Up Furniture Factory on Newquay Road in Knowle West. During her visit Dawn saw state-of the-art equipment...

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