1st January 2022   |   News

Metro Rod and Metro Plumb Sponsor School Walking Buses Across the UK

As part of Metro Rod’s commitment to supporting local schools and the communities in which we operate, Metro Rod and Metro Plumb are sponsoring school walking buses across the UK.

The support will see hi-vis jackets provided to over 900 children encouraging them to “Be Bright, Be Green, Be Seen” throughout the Autumn and Winter months and continue to walk to school to help reduce carbon emissions.

By walking to school, it can help reduce emissions from greenhouse gases and take cars off the road which also helps prevent silt from entering the drains causing a blockage. When heavy rainfall occurs, drains that are filled with silt and debris build-up cannot carry the excess water. The water has nowhere to go and as a result, can lead to surface water flooding and damage to roads or nearby properties. By walking to school or work and making other small but impactful everyday lifestyle changes, everyone can help reduce carbon emissions and climate change and the adverse weather events it causes.

Metro Rod and Metro Plumb have also produced an interactive education leaflet to help build a child’s understanding of how small changes can help reduce carbon footprint.