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Northumberland County Council

Analyse how Northumberland County Council staff travel and suggest ways to make this more environmentally friendly

Reducing Carbon Emissions from Travelling

Northumberland County Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and has an ambition for the county of Northumberland to be net-zero by 2040.

The aim of this project is to build an understanding of how staff travel. The intern should consider both commuting to and from work, as well as trips on council business. In addition, the intern should investigate ways to reduce the council’s carbon footprint by suggesting more environmentally friendly ways for staff to travel.

The intern will present their findings and suggestions in a report, including details of the decisions they made during their project and the motivation behind them.

This is a team project.


Key skills and interests

  • Communication
  • Self-motivation
  • Climate change
  • Teamwork
  • Project management


Hosts company information

Northumberland County Council is the Local Unitary Authority for the County of Northumberland. Services range from social care to highways maintenance and waste collection. Climate change and sustainability is a key element of our corporate plan.

Address: County Hall, Morpeth, NE61 2EF
Key contact: Hannah Davison

Visit the Northumberland County Council website for more information about the host company

CREST Awards

This project has been designed to help students achieve a GOLD CREST Award. Download the CREST project guide to help you.

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