Birmingham City University’s work to encourage staff and students to reduce reliance on cars and move around in a sustainable way has been recognized by the Modeshift STARS scheme.
Getting to places of work and study on foot, by bike or by bus, train or tram is a key element of the University’s environmental strategy.
The Modeshift STARS scheme, in conjunction with Birmingham City Council, is part of Birmingham’s work to achieve an ambitious goal of net zero carbon by 2030, helping workplaces support staff and visitors in their choices travel, promote healthier lifestyles and cost savings, and meet corporate social needs. Accountability goals.
Recent civic organizations to be recognized with Modeshift STARS accreditation include Atkins (new Birmingham office, Two Chamberlain Square), Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the West Midlands Combined Authority.
A total of around 350 Birmingham-based organizations, including schools, hospitals, universities and businesses, are now enrolled in the Modeshift STARS program, which provides the tools needed to create an effective travel plan and achieve globally recognized accreditation. National level.
Birmingham City Council’s Transport and Environment Cabinet Member, Councilor Waseem Zaffar MBE said:
“Organizations using this program are now making a valuable and important contribution to help reduce air pollution levels in Birmingham and support our ambitious goal of net zero carbon by 2030. I would like to give a special thanks to all organizations that continue to support their workers, post-pandemic, in moving away from car travel.