Leeds-based national charity, Carplus, which promotes responsible car use, is amongst the projects to benefit from £35,304 of funding from the EAF. The project aims to explore how carbon savings can be made by switching from car ownership to a system where cars are provided centrally and used only when it is the most appropriate mode of transport for a given journey.
The funding for the third year of the EAF projects (2007/8) is designed to help change people's behaviour at a grass-roots level so that consumers live more sustainably.
Announcing the grant aid, Climate Change and Environment Minister Ian Pearson said sustainable consumption and production was a key priority for Defra as part of the Government's drive towards the concept of "One Planet Living".
"These projects, part-funded by the EAF will help to show that taking sustainable choices does not have to be the difficult option when incorporating them into people's everyday lives.
"Some of these projects are working in particularly innovative ways to try and change consumer behaviour, while others have excellent access to diverse or hard-to-reach audiences.
"I am very pleased to continue our support to voluntary and community sector groups and I am confident the programme will make a valuable contribution to One Planet Living."