Reading backs climate change message

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A bio methane-powered single-deck bus has been transformed into a climate stripes bus by Reading Buses. For several months the firm has been working closely with the University of Reading whose Professor Ed Hawkins, a world-leading climate scientist, created ‘warming stripes.’

The stripes are a means of visually communicating rising temperatures and the threat of global warming and have already been displayed nationally and internationally. Now they will also be carried on one of Reading Buses’ vehicles which Chief Executive Officer Robert Williams said would ‘help to highlight the environmental benefits of travelling by bus.’

He said: “We are delighted to partner with the University of Reading to help highlight climate change. By covering a bus powered by biomethane gas with the climate stripes we are able to offer an extremely low carbon reminder of the climate emergency.

“This is also a reminder to people that using public transport is one of the easiest ways that they can help to cut emissions. We have even worked with our suppliers to source a new recyclable vinyl to keep the carbon impact of this project as low as possible for as long as possible.”

The bus aims to raise awareness of climate change. READING BUSES