Green innovator who pioneered ‘Climate Action Strathaven’ honoured in COP26 list

A green champion from Lanarkshire has been honoured in ScottishPower’s COP26 Green Power List.

The list honours inspiring green champions from across the UK who are going above and beyond in the fight against climate change.

The 100 per cent green electricity firm called on communities to share inspiring stories of people in their area to celebrate outstanding contributions being made to the climate action.

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And 23-year-old Arthur Porter, from Strathaven, has been recognised as an exceptional innovator and leader in business pioneering positive change through green initiatives.

He has played a critical role in developing ‘Climate Action Strathaven’ (CAS) has aided in the introduction of community, electric vehicles.

The successful nominees were shortlisted by a judging panel made up of experts from ScottishPower and the environmental and education sector.

The judges included Sam Gardner from ScottishPower; Lexi Parfitt from WWF Scotland; and Professor Tahseen Jafry from Glasgow Caledonian University.

Nominated individuals were judged on their community climate action and how it supported either UK or UN environmental goals.

ScottishPower is a principal partner of the United Nations COP26 Climate Change Conference, and it is committed to celebrating and supporting individuals and communities across the UK in their fight against climate change.

The COP26 Green Power List supports ScottishPower’s work as leading the nation towards a greener future, by championing individuals who are making a real difference and inspiring others to tackle the climate crisis.

Keith Anderson, CEO of ScottishPower said: “Congratulations to all of the outstanding green champions being recognised in our COP26 Green Power List.

“They have made an outstanding effort fighting climate change, despite being faced with challenges over the past year as a result of the ongoing pandemic. They have continued to tackle the climate crisis and their selfless actions deserve to be celebrated.

“We are proud to honour them and provide them with a platform to continue their invaluable work.”

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