Addison Lee Group Launches Green Screens School’s Programme
29 Oct 2019
This month, we are very proud to be celebrating the next phase of our Greener Future Programme, the Green Screens School’s programme.
While the first phase of the Greener Future Programme focussed on achieving carbon neutrality for our fleet by partnering with climate and development experts Climate Care on a number of international projects, the Green Screens initiative now brings us closer to home, delivering on our promise to help improve the communities in which we live – starting with schools most affected by London’s high carbon emissions.
Addison Lee Group have partnered with Westminster City Council and the Mayor of London to fund green screens: emissions-absorbing ivy walls that flank the perimeters of school playgrounds in highly polluted areas. Studies show that these green screens can reduce exposure to emissions by up to 40%, while also providing privacy and reducing traffic noise.
As the first initiative in a wider programme of targeted investment in air quality improvement for schools, we’ve provided new green screens for St Mary’s Bryanston Primary School in Westminster. In May 2018, St Mary’s was identified as one of the 50 most polluted schools in London by Sadiq Khan’s school’s air quality audit, and the installation of emissions-absorbing green screens was one of the main recommendations identified.
St Mary’s new green screens were erected over the summer holidays, so pupils could enjoy them when they returned for the new term. On the 29th of October, we’re delighted to be joining their pupils and head teacher, along with Cllr Tim Mitchell from Westminster City Council for the official ribbon cutting ceremony.