Kids going green with new app for travel

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YOUNG Wiganers are learning about the environmental impact of their journeys thanks to a new app launched by the region’s transport bosses.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has commissioned a new carbon emissions calculator to encourage children to go green when travelling.

The app builds on the success of the Little Planet module of TfGM’s youth website DingDing, which is taught as a module in schools in Wigan and across Greater Manchester.

TfGM committee chair Coun Andrew Fender said: “Today’s young people are tomorrow’s passengers and this new interactive app is a great way to help them think about how to get around in an environmentally-friendly way.

“The mobile calculator reaches out to young people and shows them how to improve their own carbon footprint by using sustainable transport.”