Trams around the city have been given a fresh splash of paint as Nottingham looks to become the UK’s first carbon-neutral city.
Nottingham City Council aims to achieve this ambitious goal by 2028.
The trams now sport a delightful green livery covered in useful information about how they are helping to positively impact the environment.
Trams in the city already operate on 100 per cent renewable energy.
Aims for the campaign include introducing low carbon heat networks, improving transport network integration and supporting remote working, retrofitting buildings as well as increasing the self-generation of renewable electricity.
“This newly wrapped tram will allow us to raise awareness of CN28, as it carries residents, commuters, and visitors across the city and beyond.” Cllr Sally Longford
Tim Hesketh, CEO of Tramlink, said: “Nottingham is leading the charge in tackling climate change, so this newly wrapped tram will create a ‘green symbol’ of the city’s clean growth ambitions.”
The tram was unveiled by two young pupils from Alderman Pounder Infant and Nursery school who had been selected as the city’s first ‘Trambassadors’.
Councillor Sally Longford, who also unveiled the tram, said: “I was thrilled to be involved with the unveiling of the Carbon Neutral 2028 tram today.
The tram wrapping has been funded by NET together with sponsorship from a range of key businesses and organisations from across the city, including Boots, the Motorpoint Arena, the University of Nottingham and many others.
With so much concern around climate change at present, Nottingham’s new carbon neutral ambitions show there can be a positive outlook for the future.