Friday, March 6, 2009
Police cadets’ tree-planting project takes root
Bid to offset force’s carbon footprint
GRAMPIAN police cadets have spent their week planting 9,000 trees in an attempt to offset some of the force’s carbon footprint.
The 18 youngsters, aged 16 and 17, have been carrying out the initiative at Loch Muick in Deeside as part of the force’s environmental policy and also to help provide a sustainable habitat for local wildlife.
Grampian Police's environmental working group chairman Alastair Graham said: “The force is committed to reducing emissions, energy consumption and waste and actively looks at ways to minimise the impact of Grampian Police's operations on the environment.
“The tree-planting initiative will use some of the force's energy savings to help further improve the environment and we thought it would be a suitable project for our cadets to undertake.”
Inspector Jacqui Campbell, of the HR training unit, said: “We want to impress the need for environmental awareness on our younger staff.
“This week's project will give our cadets a practical team building experience but, more importantly, it will give them the opportunity to contribute to sustainable environmental developments.”
The painting is by Byun Shi Ji