The environmental achievements of Daventry District Council (DDC) have been recognised with another award.
The Council has received the coveted Great Green Star in the Investors in the Environment (iiE) annual awards for the second year running.
iiE is an environmental accreditation and membership scheme for organisations of all sizes and its annual awards celebrates green champions.
There are bronze, silver and green awards on offer, with extra accolades such as the Great Green Star presented to organisations that go beyond the standards expected.
DDC scored 97% on its audit by iiE, with a number of initiatives coming in for particular praise, including its wildflower planting programme, grants to improve the energy efficiency of community buildings, and the Big Switch energy switching scheme. The Council’s communication of environmental initiatives and training for staff around issues of sustainability was also highlighted.
Councillor Jo Gilford, Environment Portfolio Holder at Daventry District Council, said: “Daventry District Council has an ongoing commitment to environmental improvement, and has set a number of goals that focus not only on minimising our own impact on the environment, but also on initiatives which support communities to help them make greener choices. It is pleasing to see this work given recognition by iiE once again.”
April Sotomayor, Senior Advisor at iiE, said: “We really raised the bar for the Green Star this year and only the businesses that really pushed their environmental achievements to the upper limits were selected, so congratulations to everyone at Daventry District Council.”
To find out more about environmental initiatives taking place in Daventry District, or for tips on how to minimise your impact on the environment, visit www.daventrydc.gov.uk/greener-living