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« on: November 25, 2019, 10:29:14 am »

Prompted by a Melksham Town Council meeting agenda for tonight where they are looking at having an environmental day, I found the World Environment Day, UN supported. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Environment_Day. ... also found an SWR page about how they supported the 2019 day ( https://www.southwesternrailway.com/other/news-and-media/news/2019/june/south-western-railway-celebrates-world-environment-day-2019 )

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South Western Railway (SWR) today (5 June 2019) celebrates the United Nations World Environment Day 2019 by highlighting how it's 'walking-the-talk' on becoming more sustainable.

‘Beating Air Pollution’, this year’s theme, is critical to the well-being of the planet and the lives of the customers SWR serves. Globally, air pollution is dangerously high in many parts of the world. Data from WHO (World Health Organisation) shows nine in ten people breathe in polluted air worldwide, causing 7 million deaths every year. In the UK, it is reported that poor air quality sees 36,000 deaths per year, including 9,000 in London alone.

Transport is the UK’s largest sector emitter of greenhouse gases, accounting for around 28% of total emissions. While rail emissions may be relatively minor (less than 1%), the industry can still play an important role in improving local air quality - which is recognised as a significant public health issue - and as an alternative, greener option for customers travelling for work, business or leisure.

As a rail operator, SWR takes its environmental responsibilities seriously, and has introduced new policies and technology to improve air quality on its network.

Good - worth having a day to focus on the environment - but shouldn't every day be an environment day?
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2019, 10:55:03 am »

SWR are taking part by running fewer trains this year!
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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2019, 02:38:31 pm »

SWR are taking part by running fewer trains this year!
That is below the belt.
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