Carbon footprint challenge steps up

PUBLISHED: 16:53 22 August 2007 | UPDATED: 21:46 29 May 2010

Cllr Sadler with Cllr Dean

Cllr Sadler with Cllr Dean

CLLR David Sadler has been revealed as the greenest member of Uttlesford District Council. With a carbon footprint of 5.6 tonnes, Cllr Sadler comes in well below the national average of 12 tonnes. I am very proud to have the smallest footprint, he said.

CLLR David Sadler has been revealed as the greenest member of Uttlesford District Council. With a carbon footprint of 5.6 tonnes, Cllr Sadler comes in well below the national average of 12 tonnes.

"I am very proud to have the smallest footprint," he said. "Uttlesford District Council is trying to lead by example and currently we are looking at ways to reduce the council's very own carbon footprint."

In a bid to put sustainability at the top of the council's agenda, Chairman Cllr Catherine Dean challenged councillors to measure the amount of carbon dioxide they are each responsible for.

The average carbon footprint was 17.6 tonnes among the 26 councillors who took part.

Cllr Dean said: "I was pleased so many members wanted to have their carbon footprints calculated. With the tips they were given hopefully all will be able to achieve a reduction in the size of their footprints.

"Congratulations to David Sadler, whose footprint was almost half the UK average - an example to us all."

Have your footprint calculated on the first day of the Countess of Warwick's Show at Little Easton on Sunday August 26 between noon and 5pm, and on Bank Holiday Monday August 27 at the Radwinter Fete, from 2pm.

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