Children’s charity Denis Law Legacy Trust has expanded its Green Commitments in advance of Climate Week North East 2023.

To help combat climate change, the charity signed up to the Aberdeen Climate and Nature Pledge from Net Zero Aberdeen and Aberdeen City Council, committing to share learning, and work with other local businesses and organisations as well as put in place a Green Champions scheme (or equivalent) within their organisation, to name a few.

Denis Law Legacy Trust has partnered with other organisations, such as Carbon Neutral Britain to offset their carbon emissions and introduced an electric van to their Streetsport van fleet, thanks to our partners at John Clark Motor Group.

Last year, Denis Law Legacy Trust became a Carbon Neutral charity after Granite City Speaks, a local youth forum launched by the Trust, wanted to see more local action to tackle the climate emergency. The charity also took part in Spirit of Football’s “The Ball” campaign, a global initiative that aims to tackle the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, focusing on Goal 13 to take climate action.

As part of their action for Climate Week North East 2023, Denis Law Legacy Trust has appointed Greg Millar, the Trust’s own Communications and Marketing Officer, as their Green Champion to help promote sustainable initiatives within the operations team.

Mark Williams, Chief Operating Officer at the charity said “when Denis Law Legacy Trust became carbon neutral last year, we meant it when we said we wanted to use our carbon neutral status as a platform to further our green commitments.”

“Already the charity encourages active travel, paperless working and, thanks to our partnership with John Clark Motor Group, we have an electric van in our van fleet. Now, for Climate Week North East we are proud to further our sustainable commitments through signing the Aberdeen Climate and Nature Pledge and introducing a Green Champion role into our organisation.”

“Our mission is to support and empower young people to thrive within their communities, and as of late, taking action against climate change has become a big part of that. We will continue to listen to young people across Aberdeen to ensure we are doing our bit to secure their future.”

Greg Millar, Denis Law Legacy Trust’s Green Champion, added “I am proud to be part of the charity’s strategy for tackling climate change but in truth, our operations team, volunteer community and the young people we work collaboratively with are all Green Champions too.”

“As a collective, we have introduced new ways of working and joined in on sustainable action but, there are still small changes to our day to day that we can do to make a big difference and that is where I hope to make a positive impact through this role.”

Climate Week North East 2023 is from March 24 to April 2 with various activities taking place across Aberdeen city to mark the occasion.

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