Edinburgh today becomes the 100th council to sign up to the 10:10 climate change campaign which will bind it into cutting carbon emissions by 10% by next year.
The landmark comes on the 100th day of the 10:10 campaign, backed by the Guardian, with the total number of people now served by councils that have signed up to 10:10 now totalling more than 18 million, nearly a third of the population. Nearly 50,000 individuals and over 1,700 businesses have signed up to the campaign which is encouraging people and organisations to cut their carbon emissions by 10% by the end of 2010.
Alexis Rowell, who has been coordinating council signups to the 10:10 campaign, welcomed the announcement. He said: "Councils like Edinburgh are the unsung heroes of the 10:10 campaign. When a local authority says it will cut its emissions by 10% in 2010, then it is bound to set a plan and residents can check progress. ...