Global Recognition for Fyne Futures Towards Zero Carbon Bute

Over 120 countries sent over 1000 entries into Energy Globe Award.  High profile experts from the Energy Globe evaluation committee have selected the national winners.  With five years of carbon busting achievements Towards Zero Carbon Bute was one of the UK entries.

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The National Energy Globe Award United Kingdom goes to Fyne Futures Towards Zero Carbon Bute for an outstanding project that has delivered significant carbon reductions on Isle of Bute via recycling waste management, reuse of furniture, growing local produce, raising awareness and promoting behaviour change across a number of themes including low carbon travel initiatives, energy efficiency and renewable technologies.

In addition the company promotes training, education, and health improvements, with a particular focus on alleviating unemployment on the island.  Towards Zero Carbon Bute Project has reduced the islands emissions by 5,274 tonnes of CO2e.

The winning projects range from high-tech to simple but effective ideas and provide answers to most of our environmental problems – be it through energy efficiency or renewable energy use or the careful use of our resources, such as water, etc.

All national Energy Globe winners from more than 160 countries will be introduced online at in the realm of ENERGY GLOBE’s unique and global online Best Practice Week. Kick-off date is the UN World Environment Day on 5 June. Under the patronage of UNESCO and in cooperation with UNEP and UNIDO this unique awareness raising campaign from Energy Globe runs under the motto: We save the planet by acting, not by talking . Sustainability starts with you!

In the realm of the campaign Energy Globe also offers citizens a free online check to find out the individual energy saving potential. In addition with the online solar tool citizens have the option to find out how to generate and use solar energy – the tool delivers a country-specific result and takes into account the respective sunlight. The sum of the potential energy savings and the potential of solar power generated are documented continuously online on a global counter.

From the end of May sustainable projects can be submitted again for Energy Globe Award 2015. All details and the entry form are available for download on

Contact: Energy Globe , Cornelia Kirchweger , T: +43 7617 2090-30

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