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Audio Presentation on Highland Council Business Travel Reductions
Highland Council has reduced business travel by 27% since 2008. Watch and listen to a presentation on Highland Council's business travel reductions here.
The Highland Council is committed to encouraging staff and the wider public to consider sustainable travel. A travel hierarchy document has been developed which helps individuals consider whether they need to travel and if so by what means.
The Single Outcome Agreement states that the Highland Council will prepare a Green Travel Plan and work with the Scottish Government to encourage and promote green travel plans for our public sector partners, businesses and developments across the Highlands.
To discuss sustainable travel issues contact: firstname.lastname@example.org the Sustainable Development Co-ordinator - Malina MacDonald. Tel: 01463 702867.
Well done to all staff who entered into the spirit of Change your World week last year by walking, cycling, car-sharing and using public transport to get to work.
Ailsa Villegas, Sustainable Development Officer and Louise Jones, Health Promoting Schools Manager cycled 35 miles from Aviemore to Inverness on the Monday morning. Louise said “ I saved £12 in petrol cycling to work but have to admit I’ve spent £12 in chocolate re-fuelling my body!” Councillor Iain Ross also cycled in to Inverness from Tore one morning and throughly enjoyed the exercise.
To see others view our Staff Travelling Sustainably web page.
Green Travel Event Webcast to Council Computers.
In order to reduce staff travel, the Council held a Green Travel event and web cast it live to Council computers on March 11th also archiving it for viewing at a later date.
In addition to trialling web casting to staff, the purpose of the event was to provide training on video and telephone conferencing, give tips on reducing emissions when driving and give an update on efforts to reduce Council business travel.
Over 500 staff have watched the training to date. View the web cast on this page. If you have problems accessing these web casts please email: email@example.com