The achievements of Community Energy Plus’s Sustainable Energy Projects Manager have been recognised with an award at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards on Friday (3rd December 2010).
Neil Farrington, who has worked with the Camborne based Community Energy Plus since 2002 received the ‘Best Individual’ award at the event celebrating the work businesses and communities in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are doing to improve their sustainability.
Speaking after the event Neil said: “Over the past eight years I have worked with hundreds of communities to build awareness on sustainable energy and assist with the delivery of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in community settings in Cornwall. Supporting communities to get sustainable energy projects get off the ground has already given me a tremendous sense of achievement but gaining this award is a great honour.”
Neil is well known within Cornwall for the training he provides on renewables and climate change and his contribution to new planning guidance on the use of renewables in Cornwall.
Earlier this year Neil secured Low Carbon Community Challenge status and £500,000 of funding for a project that is seeing the rural mid-Cornwall villages of Ladock and Grampound Road become a test bed for achieving sustainable living on a community-wide scale. The Low Carbon Living Ladock project recently won a prestigious Regen SW Green Award as the ‘Best Community Initiative’.