Published on: 26/06/2012 06:42 AMReported by: roving-eye
A photo competition is underway to showcase 'green' travel in Sefton and West Lancashire.
Winning entries will feature in a 2013 calendar showing how walking, cycling and public transport can help discover the delights of the two boroughs.
The competition is part of the VISIT Project - a partnership between Sefton and West Lancashire Councils to encourage sustainable transport within the visitor economy.
Photo themes might include visitor attractions, holidays, 'my day out', sports, walking and cycling, or tourism events.
Photographers of all ages are welcome to take part, with the competition split into 'under 16' and 'over 16' categories.
All 12 winners can choose free family tickets from a list of attractions in the project area.
Val Hough, from the VISIT Project, said: "The project area covers the Sefton coast from Waterloo to Southport and inland incorporating western parts of West Lancashire including Ormskirk and Burscough. This area is home to important wildlife reserves, large areas of quiet countryside and over 20 miles of unspoilt coastline and sand dunes.
"The project aims to encourage visitors and residents to make use of the many quiet lanes and walking and cycling routes that give access to our lovely coast, countryside, nature and history. The area is also well served by the public transport network and this makes getting around very easy.
"We want to see any photos that make the area look appealing and also include a sustainable transport theme. This might seem a bit challenging but we believe there are loads of a opportunities out there and we can't wait to see the results
"The competition is open to everyone whether they are residents of Sefton and West Lancashire or visitors to the area."
In order to upload your photograph you should complete the online form. You will then be directed to our flickr group where you can upload your photograph.
Flickr is a photo sharing site, its easy to use and free to join.
The closing date for entries is September 30, 2012. For queries, call 0151 934 4234. View further information about the photography competition.
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how stupid to just celebrate "green" travel! I presume they mean bikes and...skateboards maybe. All the non-green travel transports people and goods around the country so the economy and the infrastructure works. Anything in the "green" economy usually comes from nutty lefties.
On the contrary - 'green' travel is the way forward. Our Govt's commitments to huge reductions in greenhouse gas output means publlic transport, electric vehicles, walking and cycling etc are set to play a much bigger role.
Originally Posted by glowsred
Apart from the fact that oil will become unaffordable for many as supply runs down, it's essential to reduce the risk of drastic climate change by switching to alternatives asap. For example, using a bike when possible saves money, reduces congestion, improves health/counters obesity and is zero emission.........
Nothing is zero emission, everything has a carbon footprint.
Originally Posted by The PNP
A person who is concerned about reducing the amount of pollution he/she creates may decide to use a bicycle to get to and from work. However, even transport of this nature leaves a carbon footprint. This is because the bicycle has been manufactured in a factory. The factory has used electricity to power the machines that help make the bicycle. The electricity has been created by burning polluting fossil fuels such as oil and coal. The materials used to manufacture the bicycle have been mined and refined. This uses electrical power produced in power stations by burning fossil fuels, in turn creating more pollution. The materials are transported to the bicycle manufacturing plant in large lorries burning petrol or diesel, again creating pollution. And finally, the bicycle is transported in lorries / delivery vans to the bicycle shop where it is sold. If the bicycle has been manufactured in China and is transported by ship to the UK/Europe again more polluting fuel has been burnt to transport it thousands of miles around the world.
Even a bicycle leaves a carbon footprint. However, transport of this nature leaves a much smaller footprint than a car.
But it less of a print than cars, buses, trains or planes etc...
God will you guys moan about everything?
Get a grip. They're promoting 'green travel' what the hell's the issue.
Tell the moaners off, Go Ceam Go..................
True - even a pair of shoes generates a carbon footprint during manufacture/shipping......
Originally Posted by Tentill4
not to mention the CO2 released with every breath a person exhales - gasp!
Compared to the tons of greenhouse gas a motorised vehicle creates in manufacture and when driven, cycles are way greener. To avoid the carbon footprint of maufacturing a new bike, buying one second-hand is always an option.
couldn't agree more with you ceam - moanmoanmoan.
I think this is a great idea!
Well I thought it was more about a photographic competition - NOT just D*MN BIKES!
Silly me !
One way to reduce the carbon footprint in Southport would be to scrap the Kew 'park'n'ride' THAT would stop empty buses running around all day !
Then we could move Meols Cop Station ( lovely as it is ) to the P'n'R site - open the thro' road Kew to Crowland St. Re-site the builders merchants - loads of potential building plots there - I could go on !
Also why - in all that's holy - do we need ANOTHER Hotel on the Prom ( Kingsway site ) HAVEN'T WE GOT ENOUGH ???
What we REALLY need is a BUS STATION ! AND better road links to the East, By-passing Ormskirk !