Train fans could win £10k to become ‘Chief Environment Officers’ and promote UK rail travel

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Coinciding with Earth Day, the UK’s rail business has launched a seek for three ‘chief setting officers (CEOs)’ to advertise practice journey across the nation.

Presenter and explorer Simon Reeve is the face of the marketing campaign, which goals to discover a trio of “champions of sustainable journey” who will promote rail journeys within the UK – with every profitable £10,000 to place in the direction of their adventures.

“Selecting to journey by practice as a substitute of driving cuts carbon emissions by two thirds, making it a more sensible choice for the setting,” says Simon Reeve.

“Rail can join you to numerous unbelievable locations throughout Britain, from Buxton within the Peak District to Okehampton in Devon.”

In new analysis by the Rail Supply Group (RDG), 59 per cent of Britons mentioned that environmental sustainability is essential to them after they ebook a vacation – rising to 66 per cent amongst 18 to 34-year-olds.

Its research additionally discovered that nearly half of Brits (46 per cent) have no idea that travelling by practice is probably the most sustainable type of transport, with one in eight (13 per cent) believing that automobiles are higher for the setting.

To be in with an opportunity of profitable £10k and the title of “CEO”, eager rail travellers should submit a 60-second video earlier than 23.59pm on 1 Could, “bringing to life a current journey, explaining why they need to win and, most significantly, sharing why they care about sustainability”.

The competitors is open to anybody over 18 based mostly in Nice Britain, who doesn’t work for Rail Supply Group or anybody professionally linked with them.

As soon as it closes, the winners can be judged by an intrepid panel together with Simon Reeve and journey vloggers Chloe Wanderlust and An Adventurous World.

On Tuesday greater than 1,000,000 discounted rail tickets went on sale as the federal government and rail business launched the “Nice British Rail Sale” in a bid to restore the harm to confidence and income attributable to the pandemic.

Throughout the sale, travellers will be capable of purchase half-price tickets for Advance journeys between 25 April to 27 Could.

Enter to change into a Chief Surroundings Officer at nationalrail.co.uk/CEO.

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