Climate Week sponsorship driven by Nissan

28.02.2012: Nissan is to sponsor the most important fixture in the eco calendar, Climate Week. Running from 12 to 18 March, Climate Week is the biggest

Nissan is to sponsor the most important fixture in the eco calendar, Climate Week.


Running from 12 to 18 March, Climate Week is the biggest climate change campaign in the UK and is backed by the Prime Minister and Sir Paul McCartney.


The sponsorship sees Nissan, manufacturer of the 100% electric LEAF, announced as the official vehicle partner and it will support the organisation’s annual Climate Week awards and Climate Week Challenge.


Jim Wright, Managing Director of Nissan GB, said:
“Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future.  We’re delighted to support such an influential week of action which fits perfectly with our mission to help drive change.”


Kevin Steele, Climate Week’s founder, added
: “We’re immensely pleased to announce that Nissan has become a Supporting Partner of Climate Week.   Nissan shares Climate Week’s aim of a sustainable, low-carbon future.  We look forward to working together to accelerate action on climate change.”


The Nissan LEAF, which scooped the titles European Car of the Year and World Car of the Year in 2011 alongside the 2011 What Car? Low Carbon Award, is available at 32 Nissan dealerships across the UK.  This number will rise to around 150 by the end of 2012, ahead of the LEAF going into production in the UK.


The company is also funding a nationwide network of rapid chargers, which allow electric vehicles such as the LEAF to receive an 80% charge in less than 30 minutes.


Over half a million people attended more than 3,000 Climate Week events in 2011 and this year’s events are set to be bigger and better.




About Climate Week (12-18 March)



Climate Week is Britain’s biggest climate change campaign, inspiring a new wave of action to create a sustainable future. Culminating in a week of activities, it showcases practical solutions from every sector of society.


The first Climate Week in March 2011 saw half a million people attending 3,000 events in Britain’s biggest ever environmental occasion. Events were run by schools, businesses, charities, councils and many others.


You can help accelerate action on climate change by making Climate Week happen where you are. Ask an organisation or group you know to start planning an activity now for 12-18 March 2012.www.climateweek.com



ABOUT NISSAN LEAF:

    World's first affordable, mass produced zero-emission family car
    2011 European Car of the Year
    2011 World Car of the Year
    Five-seater, family hatchback
    Powered by an 80kW electric motor
    Charges from zero to 80% of capacity in under 30 minutes (quick charging)
    Real-world range: 109 miles (NEDC test)
    Top speed of 90 mph
    Produced in Sunderland, UK, from 2013


- Linda Robinson -   

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