23 June 2010

Lambeth ranked second most environmentally friendly borough

Lambeth has been rated second overall in London in a new league table showing how green each of the boroughs is. The rating is a testament to Labours investment and improvements to make Lambeth a greener place to live.

Lambeth was praised in the league table, compiled by Darren Johnson, London Assembly Member for the Green Party, for its excellent progress in reducing CO2, improving recycling rates and reducing road traffic.

The league table partly reflects how boroughs performed on domestic energy use, carbon emissions, waste arisings, and recycling rates. The table also partly reflects how Vassall Ward Coucnillors at recycling bin on Myatts Field Southboroughs improved in terms of helping people to reduce their energy use and carbon emissions, making the roads safer and reducing congestion. In these areas boroughs face very different challenges, so making improvement an important additional measure of success.

Labour Councillor Lorna Campbell, Cabinet Member for Environment welcomed the recognition shown by the league table saying “This is good news for Lambeth and reflects the importance we have placed on helping people be more environmentally friendly as part of their day to day lives. We have been improving and extending recycling facilities, incentivising people to use their cars less and other forms of transport more, and helping residents save on energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient through our ‘Green Doctors’ scheme. Our ‘Green Community Champions’ scheme is also recognised across London, and now has hundreds of members who are working to make their local areas more sustainable by setting up food growing projects and other council supported schemes.”