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How do you become England's first carbon neutral village?

A village in England is gaining global recognition for cutting greenhouse emissions in its own way. Ashton Hayes village in Cheshire, which has about 1,000 people, achieved this without prodding from the government. The project which started in 2005, has led to a 24% cut in emissions. Many towns and cities around the world are now approaching Ashton Hayes to copy its own model. Newsday's Lawrence Pollard spoke to Garry Charnock, who started Ashton Hayes Going Carbon Neutral.

(Image: Residents Garry Charnock, Tracey Todhunter, and Alison Charnock taking a stroll in Ashton Hayes Credit: Andrew Yates/AFP/Getty Images)

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