In­ter­na­tional ac­co­lade for Walk­ing Bus

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Roundabout -

Walk to School schemes run by the KM Char­ity Team have been recog­nised as In­ter­na­tional Green Heroes.

The Walk­ing Bus, Ac­tive Bug and Walk on Wed­nes­day ini­tia­tives were cho­sen to re­ceive The Green Or­gan­i­sa­tion ac­co­lade for their im­pact on im­prov­ing the en­vi­ron­ment by re­mov­ing school-run car jour­neys from the roads.

Si­mon Dolby, chief ex­ec­u­tive of the KM Char­ity Team, re­ceived the Green Hero award from cam­paigner Doreen Lawrence, mother of mur­dered teenager Stephen Lawrence.

Karl Tul­lett, from The Green Or­gan­i­sa­tion, said: “KM Walk to School schemes max­imise the num­ber of par­ents switch­ing their school run to greener forms of travel.

“The pro­ject has proven highly suc­cess­ful, with 200 pri­mary schools em­brac­ing one of the green travel schemes, re­mov­ing more than 200,000 school-run car jour­neys from the Kent roads.”

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