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Councils climate change work gains recognition as a finalist in the MJ awards.

Posted on Thursday 30th March 2023
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County Cllr, Simon Tagg

Staffordshire County Council has been named as a finalist in the prestigious MJ Awards for its innovative approach to delivering sustainability.  

The council has been shortlisted in the 'Innovation in Delivering Sustainability and Social Value' category, which recognizes organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to delivering positive social and environmental outcomes.

The MJ Awards are one of the most prestigious awards in the local government sector, and being shortlisted is a significant achievement.  The authority’s recognition is a testament to its dedication to making a positive difference in the community and delivering innovative solutions to combat climate change and reach net zero.

Some major achievements include, reducing their carbon emissions by 45%, transferring all corporate buildings and schools to run on green energy, replacing 47,000 streetlights with LED bulbs, planting thousands of native trees and helping more than 70 community groups to set up green initiatives in their local area.

Simon Tagg, Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change at Staffordshire County Council said:

"We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for the MJ Awards. This recognition is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, who have worked tirelessly to deliver positive outcomes for the people of Staffordshire.

“Sustainability and social value are at the heart of everything we do, and we are proud to have been recognized for our commitment to these important issues."

The winners of the MJ Awards will be announced at a gala ceremony on Wednesday, 23rd June 2023. Staffordshire County Council looks forward to the event and the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the local government sector.

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