Gloucestershire Police receives award for reducing its carbon footprint
THE thin blue line has just turned a shade greener after Gloucestershire Police received an award for reducing their carbon footprint.
A certificate has been presented to the constabulary for cutting its carbon emissions by 10 per cent over the last year and making efforts to become more energy efficient.
The award, made by the Carbon Trust - which monitors the environmental footprint of private and public sector organisations - also recognises the force's plans to reduce its emissions further in future.
"Everyone involved with the constabulary can be very proud of this award as it reflects their efforts to conserve energy and safeguard the environment", said police and crime commissioner Martin Surl.
Mandy Gibbs, natural resources and environmental manager for the force, said: "A 10 per cent saving is a good start on our plan to reduce our carbon footprint. It shows that all our police officers and staff are committed to our longer term aim of bringing it down still further."