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EarthSense Sponsors Local Authority & Public Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year

Updated: Jun 28, 2019

For the second year running EarthSense were proud to sponsor this year’s Local Authority & Public Sector Air Quality Initiative of the Year award as part of the National Air Quality Awards.

Roland Leigh presenting and award to Birmingham City Council at the AQN Awards 2017

Finalists Included:

  • Birmingham City Council; Birmingham NOX reduction Champions

  • London Borough of Havering; Meet Miles the Mole!

  • London Boroughs of Merton & Richmond; Delivering Cleaner Construction in London

  • Westminster City Council; #DontBeIdle.

The winner, Birmingham City Council was presented the award by Prof. Roland Leigh, Technical Director of EarthSense at the awards ceremony in London last night.

Backed by funding from the Department for Transport, Birmingham City Council converted 65 diesel black cabs to run on liquefied petroleum gas. These new vehicles have significantly reduced emissions and been met with a warm welcome by the drivers.

Prof. Leigh commented: “It’s inspiring to see the creative solutions implemented by local authorities to improve air quality. Recognition of innovation and genuine progress in this area is essential to respond to public interest and ensure that best practice is shared across the industry. Congratulations again to Birmingham City Council.”

About the awards:

The 2017 National Air Quality Awards recognise the efforts of individuals and organisations whose efforts have contributed to work to improve air quality.

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