Toby McCartney, who is one of the co-founders of Lockerbie plastic roads firm MacRebur, is among the first 13 ambassadors to be announced.
They will be encouraging the country to follow their green footsteps and play their part in tackling climate change
Dad-of-two Toby, who lives in Eaglesfield, says he is passionate about ‘disrupting for good’ and has made it his mission to help resolve the global plastic epidemic.
He makes a conscious effort to make a difference in all aspects of life – from wearing trainers made from waste plastics taken from the ocean, to founding multiple charities in the UK and abroad.
He joins others from around the UK making up the cohort of 13, including Dame Jackie Daniel (NHS), Hugo Chambers (Sainsbury’s), Jasmine Allen (SSE) and Alice Powell (Envision Virgin Racing).
The search is now on for another 13 individuals to join them at COP26 in Glasgow in November, to mark the 26th climate summit and to share their stories.
Nominations are being sought from communities of everyday climate leaders who symbolise the best in UK climate leadership and whose stories will be showcased at the crucial summit in November.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: “We can all do our bit to help tackle climate change. That’s why we’re challenging everyone to go one step greener in the next 100 days and win the chance to become an ambassador ahead of COP26 in Glasgow this November.”
Nominations will close on 1 October and the final 26 ‘One Step Greener’ Ambassadors will be announced on October 7, 26 days before the summit begins. For more info, go to https://together-for-our-planet.ukcop26.org/onestepgreener/