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Zero carbon bus tour heading for Swansea

A 100% electric bus is heading for Swansea to share the climate emergency message - and businesses across the city can be part of it.

The Carbon Battle Bus

The Carbon Battle Bus

The Carbon Battle Bus is on a UK-wide tour thanks to sustainability organisation Planet Mark and it will be parked outside the Guildhall for the afternoon of September 13.

Its Zero Carbon Tour will also host a face-to-face and online event for businesses that want a greater understanding of how to set net zero targets. This is due to take place in the Brangwyn Hall, in Covid-safe conditions.

The Swansea stop-off, in partnership with Swansea Council, will be one of a number of visits to UK communities as it makes its way to Glasgow's UN climate change conference COP26 in November.

The council has pledged to become net zero by 2030 and for Swansea to be net zero by 2050.

Andrea Lewis, the council's joint deputy leader and cabinet member for climate change and service transformation, said: "We welcome this important tour to Swansea.

"Like all our cabinet members and council departments, Planet Mark is passionate about tackling the climate emergency - and we know that local businesses want to know more about going net zero.

"We're happy to be working with regional partners both on this tour and on a wider strategy for low carbon energy."

Regional partners include Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Neath Port Talbot csouncil.

The Carbon Battle Bus highlights the need to increase positive action to help the planet. Those on board will share the net zero message and gather from local organisations, community groups, services and individuals their "carbon stories" helping to create a sustainable, brighter future. 

Steve Malkin, founder and CEO of Planet Mark, said: ""Action must be taken now by all businesses, from the very largest to the very smallest, to support the UK's net zero transition." 

Tour partners include the UN-backed Race to Zero and Together for Our Planet campaigns. 

The tour is funded by the UK Government's Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and supported by the Welsh Government.

Planet Mark's Brangwyn Hall event runs from 2-5pm on September 13. It's free entry and reservations must be made via this web page - www.bit.ly/BattleBusSwansea

Bookings are also being taken for a Planet Mark online workshop on September 30.

More - www.zerocarbontour.com

Photo: The Carbon Battle Bus.