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Internal News - 22 October 2007

Jam-busters win prizes for greener journeys in June

Eleven University staff have won ‘jam-busting’ prizes for finding more environmentally-friendly ways of getting to work in June.

The 11 either used car-sharing, public transport, walking, cycling or travelling by scooter instead of going solo by car.

During June 106 people from the University entered the scheme, saving 2,782 kg of carbon dioxide.

The Jam-Busting scheme was run by B&NES, Bristol City Council, South Gloucestershire Council and North Somerset Council to reduce carbon emissions and promote interest in greener living.

For every three days that staff or students forwent their cars they earned an entry into a free prize draw. The 11 who won were:

A team entry - the Team Bath Tree Huggers: Sabah Abdullah; David Branson; Emer Brangan and Nigel Hamilton, who won meal vouchers.

Individual entrants - Mark Brosnan (who won a Naked Guide to Bristol book); Peter Chigada (pedometers); Allan Cox (cycle helmet); Roger Gardner (Orange mobile phones); Lizzie Hope (How We Can Save the Planet book); Ian Walker (puncture repair kit); Paul Wheatley (theatre tickets).