Nusrat Ghani, MP for Wealden, is supporting the Zero Carbon Tour of the UK’s first fully electric coach launched by Wealden-born company, Planet Mark.
Planet Mark is a company founded by a Wadhurst resident Steve Malkin. Their Carbon Battle Bus was launched at the Houses of Parliament today (9 June 2021) and will be touring the country for the next few months, encouraging local businesses and communities to take immediate action to reduce their carbon print and meet net zero targets. The tour will culminate at the COP26 summit in Glasgow this autumn.
The Zero Carbon Tour will illustrate the fantastic array of actions that business and communities across the country are already taking to address climate change, and provide a spotlight on UK innovation in net zero products and services, including tech, agri-tech, nature based solutions, education and more. Businesses can use the stop-offs to share their sustainability commitments or sign up to take meaningful action to support the net zero carbon goal.
For more information and to take part, please visit www.planetmark.com.
Nusrat Ghani said: “I was pleased to support Planet Mark's CEO Steve Malkin from Wadhurst in launching this fantastic project. Looking after our environment is one my top priorities in Wealden and nationwide. Buses are a key public transport system and it is vital that we work towards making them cleaner and greener. I led on the environmental aspect of bus transport during my time as Transport Minister and launched 263 new low emission buses and a £48 million investment into new green vehicles and infrastructure in 2019. We need to empower individuals, communities and businesses to go green and I am proud that a Wealden-born company is leading this zero carbon initiative. I fully endorse this project and I look forward to hosting the Zero Carbon Tour at home, in Wealden, as it makes its way across East Sussex.”