Harrogate College recognised for efforts to promote sustainable transport

3 March, 2021 9:49 am

Harrogate College has been nationally-recognised for its efforts to encourage staff and students to walk and cycle to college, reducing the impact of traffic.

The college won the bronze level Modeshift STARS accreditation for promoting sustainable and active travel, as well as its green agenda within the community.

Launched in 2008, the STARS Education scheme is supported by the Department for Transport and has seen over 1,400 schools in England achieve accreditation since its inception.

Holly Hansen-Maughan, Performance and Projects Coordinator at Harrogate College, said: “At Harrogate College, sustainable travel and transport is just one part of the college’s commitment to sustainability and the green economy. It’s great to have that recognised with the Modeshift STARs award.

“Our aim is to work with the community stakeholders to implement and coordinate the development of more activities that contribute positively to the environment.”

“We support all the work being done to make the community carbon neutral and we strive to be the centre of green excellence, fitting with the Harrogate district,” Holly added.

Over the last twelve months, the college has worked with Circular Yorkshire, Harrogate Borough Council, North Yorkshire County Council, the Local Business Enterprise, businesses and voluntary organisations.

If you want to find out more, or if your business or organisation wants to get involved in future projects, contact Holly Hansen-Maughan, holly.hansen-maughan@harrogate.ac.uk