The Quays Shopping Centre & Parker Green have received the runner up award for Best Promotion of Sustainable Transport at the prestigious Action Renewables Energy Awards which took place in the Stormont Hotel this week.
The Quays Travel Plan Co-Ordinator, Colleen Savage commented: “The introduction of The Quays Workplace Travel Plan in 2010 and our promotion of sustainable transport options has had a significant influence on changing travel behaviours of staff who work at The Quays Complex. Over the past four years we have successfully raised awareness of sustainable transport amongst not only the 2500 employees within The Quays Complex, but also the local people of Newry and the thousands of shoppers who visit The Quays each week.”
Michael Doran, Director of Action Renewables said; “The main aim of the awards today is to reward those companies and individuals who have introduced renewable energy initiatives within their businesses and are making a real effort to lead by example while lessening their environmental impact. There are so many worthwhile renewable energy and sustainability initiatives being implemented throughout Northern Ireland and our awards play a key part in recognising these projects.”
The awards, supported by Tughans Solicitors are now in their sixth year and aimed to recognise companies who have demonstrated their commitment to the development and growth of the ‘green’ industry.
The overall winners and finalists were identified by Action Renewables, the leading authority on renewable energy, for paving the way in terms of their environmental practices and working to promote innovation and sustainability in the renewable energy sector.