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Evotec & Replimune awarded £500 each toward nominated charity for Car Free Day

Published on: 28/09/2018

MEPC, manager and developer of Milton Park, has announced occupiers Replimune and Evotec as the winners of the science and business park’s annual Car Free Day. MEPC has made a £1,000 donation to charity in recognition of the winners of the competition aimed at reducing the environmental impact of car travel.

As part of Milton Park’s Car Free Day, which took place in June, businesses at the park were challenged to adopt greener forms of travel as part of their daily commute. The winning companies were chosen based on the percentage of their overall workforce participating in the initiative. Replimune, which develops next-generation treatments for cancer, claimed the top spot with an impressive 68 per cent, followed by drug delivery specialist Evotec in second place. Both winners were rewarded with a £500 donation to a charity of their choice, with Replimune opting for Cancer Research, while Evotec donated its winnings to charity Guide Dogs.

Car Free Travel Day ’18 is the latest in a series of measures that have been introduced at Milton Park in recent years to improve congestion and air pollution. The measures have helped to increase carpooling and cycling to the park amongst workers at Milton Park, thereby reducing the overall number of vehicles travelling in and out of the park every day.

June’s Car Free Travel Day saw a marked uplift in take up across the park compared to last year’s event. As with the previous event, the staff of the two winning companies were treated to a free lunch provided by street food vendor, The Wandering Feast, which visits the park every Thursday.  

Commenting on Car Free Day, Veronica Reynolds, Travel Advisor at Milton Park, said: “The goal of our green travel campaign is to encourage healthier working practices across the park. We hope this event will have a ripple effect, prompting people to re-think the way they commute to and from work on a daily basis. A simple change of habit can make a huge difference, and through initiatives such as Car Free Day, we can maximise the benefits of green travel for Milton Park, its occupiers and the surrounding area.”

Further green initiatives will be taking place across the park in the coming months and next year as part of MEPC’s sustainability drive at Milton Park.

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