A ministerial visit to Heartlands to congratulate recent sustainable award winners inspired discussion on how the south west is leading the way for environmental growth.
George Eustice MP, the Under Secretary of State Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), visited Heartlands recently.
Among those in attendance were the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership and the last two overall winners of the Cornwall Sustainability Awards (CSA).
These came in the form of Redruth-based Ecodrive and this year’s 2014 winners C&C Taxis, both recognised for their advocacy of electric car use in Cornwall.
Eustice said: “I was really pleased to congratulate the winners of the Cornwall Sustainability Awards.
“I also really enjoyed meeting with the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Nature Partnership at Heartlands.
“We discussed both the work of the Local Nature Partnership and the important environment strategy for Cornwall.
“Our area has a unique and beautiful natural heritage and the work the LNP does to maintain it is absolutely vital.”
Michelle Williams, owner of C&C Taxis, added: “It was an honour to meet the MP and validate our sustainable efforts which have never been more relevant.
“As part of the ever moving motor industry, C&C Taxis, along with Ecodrive and the rest of Cornwall, stands prepared and at the forefront of sustainable change.”