The Lake District National Park Authority has committed to become net zero by 2025.
Its staff, members and volunteers have spent the last 12 months undertaking carbon emission reducing initiatives.
During the pandemic people were working from home, reducing travel, saving on utilities, and using the authority’s new electric vehicles.
During the last 12 months, it cut its mileage total by 243,471.
This, and other measures meant the authority reduced its carbon footprint by 33 per cent, it said.
Making the statement on Earth Day today, Richard Leafe, the authority’s chief executive, said: “Whilst we’re announcing this now, we’ve been committed to reducing our carbon emissions over the last decade.
“We’re also working with others to make an impact across the national park through our Low Carbon Lake District partnership.
“At the authority we introduced new ways of working in response to the pandemic, some of which will become the new normal, and help us in our bid to reduce our carbon footprint.
“And, whilst some travel is necessary, replacing most of our fleet with electric vehicles and improving charging facilities, means staff can do their job more sustainably.
“We were also able to make some of our buildings, such as visitor centres and head office, more energy efficient last year by replacing windows and improving insulation.”
Achieving net zero means that by 2025 the Lake District National Park Authority’s activities will result in no net impact on the climate from greenhouse gas emissions.
“This is crucial for slowing down the effects of climate change and means we’ll meet the latest Government guidance which is now law,” Mr Leafe added.