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23 May 2016
Members of the public have got the green light to find out more about the environmental impact of local bus services during an interactive social media session with bosses at Stagecoach Yorkshire.
The live Tweet the Director session will take place on Wednesday 1st June between 2 and 4pm as part of the bus operator’s annual Green Week, which runs from 30 May to 3 June.
It has been designed to give bus passengers in South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire the chance ask questions about how Stagecoach is helping to tackle climate change and suggest ways the company can further minimise its impact on the local environment.
Sue Hayes, operations director of Stagecoach Yorkshire and one of the directors who will be taking part in the live Q&A, said: “Every year, we run Green Week to provide a focus for ensuring we all work together to protect our planet for future generations.
“We all have responsibility to look after our environment. Although we have made great progress in recent years, there is still plenty more we can do and we are keen to hear from customers with ideas or suggestions that will help make our operations as green as possible.”
Stagecoach has a five-year strategy to tackle climate change. In South Yorkshire and Chesterfield, the company has an Energy Team made up of staff who help steer objectives towards further reducing the company’s carbon footprint.
Stagecoach was the first public transport company to join the Care4Air Eco Stars Fleet Recognition programme in South Yorkshire, making a positive contribution towards improving local air quality.
Drivers are kept warm with fleece jackets made from recycled plastic bottles and the company has a bus washing unit, which recycles 50 per cent of water.
Stagecoach operates a fleet of eco-friendly hybrid electric buses in Sheffield, which have 30 per cent less carbon emissions than standard vehicles.
To get involved in the Tweet the Director session, tweet Stagecoach @stagecoachyrks and use the hash tag #StagecoachGreenWeek.